A new supplier of UV LED curing technology – Saturn UV – has been launched in the UK.
The company’s founding partners are Mike Piercy and David Pelling, who between them have more than 70 years of experience in the application, supply and installation of UV curing technology for graphic arts and industrial applications.
The new company’s portfolio includes no arc lamps, according to David Pelling, technical director: ‘After many years of debate about the power, wave length and application of UV LED, Saturn UV now believes that the time is right to move away from the conventional and into the digital.’
All Saturn UV products use LEDs sourced from Japan.
LED UV curing sources can be provided as a one-off project application or can be selected from a range of standard products. They come in a range of UV wave length outputs, for example 365nm, 385nm, 395nm, and can be specified to meet the curing chemistry selected. As an option the units can have a mix of output or can be supplied in cassette format so that different module can be slide in and out.
Output can be from as little as 2 watts per sq cm to 25 watts per sq cm and above (of pure curing energy). Electrical usage is claimed to be ‘less than a quarter of any conventional UV system’, and there is no standby: the LEDs are either on or off. LED life is more than 20,000 hours.