Company will feature UV options for the inspection of UV-visible inks, coatings and optical brighteners, as well as new ergonomic designs with enhanced controls.
Saddle Brook, NJ MARCH 30, 2017 - Unilux, the world's leading designer and manufacturer of strobe lights for inspection will demonstrate new LED strobes for the inspection of surface and print quality in booth 835. 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. Security converters and printers can use the new strobes to examine the quality of all types of security elements, including special security codes, adhesives and coatings, and optical brighteners that are only visible in the narrow UV light spectrum. 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 wavelenghts 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."
At their ICE booth, Unilux will also be showcasing their handheld and mounted LED strobes that allow inspection of all web widths. LED technology make them all virtually maintenance free and generate more uniform light output. This new generation of LED strobe lights provides brighter illumination than the xenon-based technology, as well as lower cost of ownership by using only 35 percent of the power and eliminating lamp replacement and downtime caused by lamp burnout. The portable units are more ergonomic and lighter than their xenon predecessors.
Unilux inspection lights use the stroboscopic effect to freeze images of sections of webs moving at full production speed, making the smallest of defects clearly visible. This enables operators to use their knowledge of the product and printing process to determine the cause of the defect, take appropriate action to fix the problem or stop expensive, value-added processes, and reduce waste.
Unilux, headquartered in Saddle Brook, NJ, has 53 years of experience in designing and manufacturing industrial surface inspection lighting systems for the metals, papermaking, printing/converting/packaging and textile industries. Unilux stroboscopic inspection lights range from handheld units for spot or narrow-web inspection, maintenance and troubleshooting applications to fixed-mounted units capable of inspecting surfaces up to 12m wide. Unilux has sales representatives in 58 countries throughout the world along with five service centers.
Unilux, Inc., 59 North 5th St., Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 USA.
For additional information:
Mike Simonis, President
Kimberly Olmo, Marketing