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Squid Ink's water-cooled UV system employs an advanced LED module that ensures consistent luminance, resulting in a consistently cured product every time. It features a chiller, a water-cooled lamp module, and a controller. The chiller constantly circulates 6 liters of cool water through the UV lamp. The cool water enters, gets heated up, then exits and cycles back to the chiller to be cooled again. Compared to an air-cooled system, the water-cooled system runs cleaner, without any airflow or air movement that can blow dust and debris onto the product.
UV technology provides a stable and efficient way of curing ink. The integrated chiller and water-cooled system considerably lower the unit’s operating temperature to extend the life of the machinery while reducing maintenance costs. The use of UV LED curing results in significant savings in power reduction, and time and money spent replacing lamps becomes obsolete due to the 20,000+ hour illumination runtime. For comparison, Squid UV curing systems use about 75% less energy than typical UV arc lamp curing.
For ease of integration, Squid UV’s small footprint design mounts directly to users’ existing manufacturing line and requires no need for preheating. The system can be programmed to run manually, semi-auto, or in automatic mode to match the operation of the manufacturing line. For quick start-ups, Squid UV’s fast response functionality means that the system can be powered on and ready to go in an instant, eliminating downtime and increasing the user's ROI.