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 POCKET-SIZED STEM THERMOMETER is accurate to within +/-1% of full scale for verifying ink, coating or environmental temperatures. Actuated by a super-sensitive bimetallic helix coil. Dampened with silicone for minimum pointer vibration and maximum heat transfer. 304 stainless steel is corrosion resistant to solvents and other press room chemicals. Dial features high impact Lucite crystal and large black lettering and graduations for easy reading from any angle.