GEW offers new UV monitoring system

GEW, which makes mercury UV and LED UV curing systems, has developed a new UV monitor, the mUVm, which can include up to five UV sensors to give continuous monitoring of UV output on a press. The aim is to measure the degree of curing to ensure the optimum output from the lamp and reflector system, making this a useful part of any UV-curing printing system.

GEW’s uVMm can be used to monitor UV output for optimum curing.

UV monitoring consists of calibrated sensors positioned along the length of the lamp to continuously measure the UV intensity in a UV curing system. It can be used to monitor the UV intensity at multiple positions across the web, to eliminate the possibility of inadequate UV dose.

It’s designed to be used with GEW’s Rhino system and has a simple user interface that displays the UV output of the lamps on the Rhino’s touchscreen. An alarm can be set to warn when the output gets too low or too high. The system also shows when UV lamps reach end of life. It can also help users save energy by reducing lamp running power, without risking under-cured product.

The mUVm system can also generate a UV curing certificate for every batch by recording live UV outputs for every lamp. It is designed to comply with European legislation on food contact packaging, including Framework Regulation (EC) 1935/2004 article 3; Good Manufacturing Practice Regulation (EC) 2023/2006; Plastics Regulation (EU) 10/2011 and Swiss Ordinance SR 817.023.21.

You can find more details about GEW, and some useful background information on UV curing, at gewuv.com


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