UV III Systems: A Pioneer in UV Curing Lamps and Equipment
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What is UV Curing?
Ultraviolet curing or UV curing is a process that uses ultraviolet light to quickly dry specially formulated materials applied to a substrate. Although UV curing was traditionally used in flat-line applications, such as printing and flooring, UV III Systems has pioneered UV lamps to cure finishes on three-dimensional substrates.
At UV III Systems, our prime applications involve using a defocused UV curing lamp, without a specific focal point. By applying these methods with our premium UV curing equipment, manufacturers are able to apply protective coatings to a number of different products, including:
- Cars, sailboats, and executive jets
- Guitars, ukuleles, and mandolins
- Countertops and decorative concrete
- Baseball bats, pool cues, and skis
- Stinger missiles and top-secret projects
UV curing systems use a variety of lamps, including mercury vapor lamps, fluorescent lamps, and light-emitting diodes (LEDs). For our UV curing equipment, we have replacement UV light bulb packs that are easy to order and install.
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Environmental Benefits of UV Curing
Compared to traditional products, high solid UVs and water-based UVs are the two types of UV coatings that benefit the environment. The main benefit of both of these technologies is a reduction in Volatile Organic Compound emissions or VOCs.
High Solid UVs
High solid UVs, which are commonly available between 85 and 100 percent solids, reduce VOC emissions by relying on heat to help the coating flow out. This process is much more efficient compared to thinning with a solvent, which later evaporates into the atmosphere.
Water-based UVs solve the VOC issue by using water as a base and eliminating solvents altogether. While early water-based UVs gained a reputation for poor adhesion and raised grain issues on wood products, today’s modern formulations offer performance, rivaling that of their solvent-based counterparts at affordable prices.
UV Curing Safety
As with the light from the sun, UV light is carcinogenic, and precautions must be taken to keep operators safe. Although UV curable materials are often low in VOCs and usually environmentally friendly, the exposure to radiation caused by UV lighting can cause concern.
Working unprotected for even a couple of minutes can cause damage to skin tissue, eyes, and overall health. Though it is possible to calculate a threshold for acute effects and set exposure limits, exposure must be reduced as much as possible.
To combat the effects of UV light on operators, we have a variety of safety equipment available. From UV curtains to enclosed units and UV curing lamp eye protection, we can provide the tools your operators require in order to stay safe on the job.
Get Your UV Equipment Today
Contact us today for information about our products, ordering information, and tech support. We offer factory-direct selling, with no middleman, in order to give you the UV equipment your business needs at affordable prices.
Advanced UV Curing
Ultraviolet curing, or UV curing, is a process that uses ultraviolet light to quickly dry specially formulated materials applied to a substrate. An example of UV curing would be the high gloss finish found on a guitar, cars, or some pieces of furniture. The advantage UV has is that it dries quickly to a durable finish.
High speed UV drying systems, designed to meet your needs and budget, designed around product to give you results.
Everything you need to keep you safe when using UV Curing Equipment. All tested in our laboratory to ensure your safety.
Replacement Lamp Parts
Replacement Lamps and Spare Parts: We stock components to repair any UV3 unit built in the last 30 years.