GEW has launched a faster version of its UV LED curing lab system, named Magic Carpet, as part of an initiative to show its continued support for the research and development effort of UV LED ink manufacturers.
The new version UV LED curing lab system is capable of a maximum curing power of 18W/sq cm and speeds of up to 100m/min.
A sample tray, driven by a linear actuator, is passed under the UV array in a very precise, controlled and repeatable manner. UV output and sample tray speed can be separately adjusted by set increments as required.
In addition to having a simple magnetic hinged sample tray, the unit can also accommodate an EIT radiometer for precise UV power measurement.
The LED array is height adjustable between 5-25mm to suit specific test items and scenarios.
GEW said its new Magic Carpet LED lab system makes the task of developing and testing new UV LED ink formulations easy, accurate and ergonomic. It incorporates the same high-performance LED curing module designed for full production printing and coating applications, so testing with this unit reflects genuine production scenarios.