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Phoseon releases TargetSure UV irradiance monitor


September 25, 2018
By PrintAction Staff

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Phoseon Technology today introduced TargetSure Technology, a technology that monitors UV irradiance in real-time, at Labelexpo Americas 2018 in Chicago, Ill.

TargetSure, the company explains, provides integrated real-time irradiance and Semiconductor Light Matrix (SLM) monitoring for the family of Phoseon UV LED products by detecting if UV output is within the expected defined range. If yes, it then notifies the user of UV output degradation and inconsistencies.

“Customers are demanding real-time monitoring of UV Curing lamps to minimize waste, and TargetSure delivers that,” said Keate Despain, Vice President of Marketing at Phoseon. “With immediate and targeted feedback of UV irradiance, TargetSure provides a clear view of curing system performance for tighter process control and reliable performance.”

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According to Phoseon, TargetSure technology is particularly useful for factories that are fully automated and have little to no human interaction during material processing.

“Manufacturing and press line managers want to know that the UV LED lamps are performing as expected inside their smart factories/operations,” said Despain. “If there is a discrepancy in UV irradiance, TargetSure provides immediate notification to minimize down-time and scrap.”

Low-migration printing – the process of applying and curing specially formulated inks used in packaging so there is minimal to no migration through the packaging materials and into the product – also benefits from TargetSure. Low-migration printing requires stable, constant curing as a key part of the process, explains Phoseon, saying providing real-time SLM output will help ensure label runs are fully cured with consistent, output.

TargetSure is designed to work with Phoseon’s FireJet FJ200 and FJ605 air-cooled UV LED curing lamps.