Temperature has a direct relationship to curing speed: the higher the temperature the faster the cure. Yet, excessive heat may cause the substrate to distort, which can result in registration difficulties or substrate damage. Heat may also cause UV cure system components to fail. Therefore, understanding temperature is critical to ensuring proper cure and to safeguarding the substrate and system from potential failure.
The DIGITAL THERMOMETER
is a self-contained, battery-operated infrared thermometer. Ideal for reading substrate temperature as stock exits cure chamber, it has a range of 0-600F (0C - 315C). Permits focused measurements from as close as 1/4" (0.6 cm) from the source. Offers distance to target ratio of 3:1. With an accuracy of +/-1% of reading plus one digit, it incorporates a passive sensor for measuring radiation within 1 second so thermal patterns and transient phenomena can be observed. Features 3-position switch on display unit for on/off, 1 second response time, and displays F/C.