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Ultraviolet Illumination - UV/UVL3 Series
What is a UV light?
Ultraviolet lights are electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths shorter than the visible light with about 10 nm to 400 nm.
UV lighting comes in handy when it comes to applications such as detecting invisible ink, surface sterilization, phototherapy, counterfeit detection, and adhesive curing. Despite of all its pros, the downside of UV lighting is that it can be very harmful and damaging to our human bodies. Hence, it is highly recommended UV-resistant protective gear are worn when dealing with UV lights in labs and factories.
There has been a significant surge in demand for UV lighting due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic globally. With more emphasis placed on sanitation and hygiene, many industries have been making use of the UV lighting due to its capabilities in eliminating germs and bacteria.
Furthermore, requirements for UV curing technology have been on the rise due to its ability in dry instantly which can improve efficiency and productivity. Moreover, the use of curing technology is preferred as an environmentally option as it produces lesser pollutants.
UV and Machine Vision
What is the correlation between UV and Machine Vision?
UV lighting can detect special inks on surfaces such as the expiry date on the bottom of a can of coke, detecting adhesives on a certain workpiece and inspecting coating agents. All of which are highly beneficial to the manufacturing as well as the logistics sector when it comes to looking out for defects unable to be seen with the naked eye.
We have recently launched a brand-new series into our UV lightings which is the UV3/VL3 series. Compared to our UV and UV2 series, it is an expanded lineup and offers higher output.
This series also comes in line, ring, bar as well as spot types with wavelengths of 365nm, 385nm, 395nm and 405nm. It has a maximum output of 2 times higher than the conventional UV2 series with overdrive available to increase inspection speed.
There are also 2 types of directivities: Wide type to illuminate a wide area and narrow types for convergent illumination on narrow areas.
Applications include fluorescence observation, coating inspection and defect detection.
Feel free to drop us an email at [email protected] if you require UV/VL3 demo units or our technical support. You may opt to send in your samples to us for evaluation and we will provide the image result based on your specifications.