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9 September 2002 Curing adhesives faster and deeper with ESAM lamp technology
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Ideal for automation, a new kind of UV spot/wand curing system that lowers per unit bonding costs is based on a very short arc, high-pressure mercury lamp. (Note: Lamp are sometimes incorrectly referred to as light bulbs. A spot/wand curing system includes the lamp, a power supply, reflectors, lightguides and shielding.) Called the BlueWave™, this curing system provides as much as 45 W/cm2 of actual curing power through a long lived, filtered lightguide. New design options have resulted from this new level of intensity, unique wavelength distribution and long operating life. In addition to at least 2,000 hours of operating life, effective costs are lowered even more by replacing 2, 3 or 4 100 Watt spot cure systems with a single 200 Watt Enhanced Short Arch Mercury Lamp (ESAM) in a 4-pole multiple lightguide system. Additionally, the very high intensity allows the use of rod lens assemblies that provide uniform curing intensity in areas up to five inches square.
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Andy Bachmann, Herman Reiss, Kevin St. Georges, and John Black "Curing adhesives faster and deeper with ESAM lamp technology", Proc. SPIE 4771, Optomechanical Design and Engineering 2002, (9 September 2002);


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