Unilux to introduce new LED strobes at ICE USA
Unilux, a leading designer and manufacturer of inspection strobe lights based in Saddle Brook, New Jersey, will demonstrate new LED strobes for the inspection of surface and print quality at ICE USA (25-27 April) in Orlando, Florida. Visitors to the Unilux booth will be able to demo the new strobes and learn how these inspection tools can be put to use in their application.
One of the new additions to the Unilux product line is the LED-UV inspection strobes. Converters and printers can use the new strobes to examine the quality of optical brighteners in ink and coatings. Unilux recently received the 2017 Sapphire Specialty Design Award for these industry-first LED-UV strobes.
By using LED’s in place of a combined xenon light source and filter, Unilux eliminates the filter penalty. The penalty was the result of using the filter to remove visible wavelengths of light, thereby reducing the strobe light’s overall efficiency. Using UV LED’s increases the amount of power used to generate light in the UV spectrum thereby making these strobes both more powerful and more efficient than their xenon strobe counterparts.
“The brighter light lets operators see details in the UV portion under ambient lighting conditions,” said Mike Simonis, President, Unilux. “That’s something they couldn’t do before UV LEDs. At the same time, they can now inspect the entire width of the web at full production speed and make corrections when needed to improve their yield.”