Pipe and Tube

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Why is Pipe and Tube UV Cured?

Instead of shipping un-coated tube and pipe products to customers, only to have it rust in their storage yards, implementing a UV-curable coating line will allow for increased product resiliency to the environment and quality without having to sacrifice production yields and line speed. Microwave-based UV systems offer the perfect solution for accomplishing a 360-degree curing process.

To maximize your coating options such as pigmented UV coatings, it is important to select a UV curing system with high peak irradiance. It takes more UV energy to cure pigmented coatings than it does a clear coat. Miltec UV’s Xtrema Plus has been proven to generate the highest levels of peak irradiance and total energy on the market.

Flex IR for infrared tube and pipe applications that require heat for curing of coatings and adhesives.

Applications for Pipe and Tube UV Curing

  • Mechanical tubes must withstand the time standard and are often susceptible to corrosion.
  • Galvanized tubes are UV coated to prevent rust and wear over time.

Advantages of Pipe and Tube UV Curing

  • Faster line speeds
  • Decrease in rust
  • Better coating adhesion
  • Improved UV resistance 
  • Lower energy costs
  • Decrease in humidity during the process
  • No usage of VOCs or HAPs
  • More floor space

Xtrema Plus Advantages

Featuring a 10-inch electrodeless lamp powered by a 6000 Watt power supply, this system incorporates a user-friendly design for ease of installation, operation, troubleshooting, and maintenance. Manufacturers trust Xtrema to cure even the most optically dense inks and coatings—all while using less lamps and consuming less energy than other systems.

  • The form factor that allows for multiple lamps to be mounted for 360-degree coverage.
  • Serviceability: Miltec designed the system (lamp module and power supply) for self-service by our customers. There is no need to send a unit to a depot. Eliminate the need to send power supplies oversees for costly and time-consuming repairs.
  • Highest levels of UV power (600 Watts-Per-Inch).
  • Innovative advances in the technology, such a Miltec UV’s ADV (honeycomb pattern) RF Screens.
  • Cost of spare parts: since Miltec UV manufactures the consumable parts, we are the lowest cost of ownership supplier in North America.
  • Bulbs are 100% tested.
  • 24-hour support from Miltec UV associates in the US.

Systems & Technology

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