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Is Your UV Curing System Ready for Summer?
EIGHT Maintenance Tips to Keep Your UV curing system Running Smooth all summer With summer fast approaching, it’s time to give your UV curing system a spring cleaning to help reduce pesky heat issues before they arise. Just like you might do a spring cleaning at home to prepare for the warmer weather, it’s a…
UV Power Supply Test Points Save Time & Money
Test points for microwave UV power supplies allow maintenance teams to quickly and easily troubleshoot the system’s three basic circuits: the photocell, filament, and magnetron current. Located on the front or back of the power supply, some units may have three sets and others only two but all the systems that utilize these tools have…
Top 4 Benefits of Single, Reliable Vendor
In today’s fast-paced and competitive world, it is essential for manufacturers to operate with maximum efficiency and cost-effectiveness. One way to achieve this is by sourcing as many supplies as possible from one reliable, source rather than relying on multiple vendors. There are many benefits to consolidating your supply chain, and in this blog, we’ll…
10 Ways Manufacturers Can Reduce Their Carbon Footprint
A guide to carbon-neutral practices and technologies As the world continues to grapple with the effects of climate change, businesses are increasingly being called upon to do their part in reducing their carbon footprint and promoting sustainability. By adopting environmentally-friendly practices and technologies, companies can not only help mitigate the negative impacts of climate change,…
Thermal Drying or UV Curing?
The differences between light and heat for manufacturing processes When it comes to drying/curing methods in industrial processes, two popular methods are thermal drying and UV curing. Both methods are used to transform liquid or semi-liquid materials into solid forms by applying heat or UV radiation. In this blog post, we will discuss the difference…
Know Before You Buy: The UV Curing Conveyor
For many, industrial UV conveyor systems are an essential part of the UV curing process. From the size and type of the material to the speed, understanding the different types, features, and issues of UV curing conveyors help you make an informed decision for your production needs. Types of UV Conveyor Belts Open Mesh Conveyor…
UV System Cooling and Air Flow
Part 1 in Miltec’s Maintaining UV System Performance Blog Series Is your UV curing system performing as it should? Are you constantly replacing overheated lamps? Maintaining a UV curing system is crucial to obtaining successful results in curing and saving money by reducing unexpected downtime caused by poorly maintained UV equipment. In this blog series,…
The Importance of Light Shielding in UV Curing
Part 2 in Miltec’s Maintaining UV System Performance Blog Series The primary purpose of light shielding in UV curing is to ensure operator safety from any direct UV stray light exposure. Good light shielding materials in and around the UV lamp housing will protect the lamp module components and the production machine it mounts. A…
UV Reflector Performance
Part 3 in Miltec’s Maintaining UV System Performance Blog Series UV curing reflectors typically have a semi-elliptical or parabolic geometry that wraps around the upper half and runs the entire length of the UV bulb. These lamp reflectors are an essential part of the UV system because they are responsible for reflecting about 65% of…
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