UV ink and glue
UV ballasts for ink and glue polymerization (curing)
UV and special application ballasts are used for ultraviolet lamps - UV. Our ballasts (chokes) are parts of the best industrial UV applications in the world. We produce a wide range of ballasts that are suitable for UV lamps and special application lamps from 4 to 3500 W.
Main types of ballast used for UV glue and ink curing
- OGLIS 250W 40 230-250/50 040A094 TP
- OGL 400W 40 220-240/50 040A094
- OGLS 400W 60 230/50 060A114
- OGLI 1000W ST 120 380-415/50 100/50
- OGLI 1500W ST 160 380-415/50 100/50
- OGLI 1500W ST 180 380-415/50/60 100/50
- OGLI 2000W 180 380-415/50 180B234VG
- OGLI 2000W ST 160 380-415/50 100/50
- OGLI 2000WST 180 380-415/50/60 100/50
- OGLI 1/2 2000W 120 380-415/50 120B1
Other types for different regions (line voltage and frequency) are available. We can customize or develop any new model according to our client’s specifications. Together with ballast and lamp also ignitor is needed.
Most used ignitors for UV industrial applications:
- ZRM 4.5-ES/C
- ZRM 6-ES/C
- ZRM 12-ES/CT
- ZRM 12-ES/C 400
- ZRM 20-ES/B 400 UV
- ZRM 20-ES/B
There are many variations of low-pressure lamps and high-pressure lamps. The UV spectruma are UVA, UVB and UVC.
Where are UV glue and ink curing used?
UV curing of glues and ink and polymers are used in a vast number of commercial, industrial and even residential applications. Some applications that utilize UV glue and ink curing include:
- Decorating of plastic and glass
- Graphic arts
- Manufacturing Processes
UV glue and ink curing provides the unbreakable liquid plastic bonds and very durable prints
Referred to as liquid glue and ink, UV glue and ink curings are superior bonding and printing methods although this is a polymer. The difference between glue and ink is in viscosity and in pigments which are added to get ink. This polymer is often in a silicone, an epoxy, polyurethane, or other materials that will dry clear only when exposed to UV light. The UV wavelength is a catalyst for a photochemical reaction which causes the polymer to harden, almost instantly. In most cases, the polymer will harden when exposed to UV light for only a few seconds, although some applications may recommend exposure for a longer time. This is still considerably less time required for curing polymers than other methods, providing maximum efficiency.