Light curing conveyor systems use UV or visible light to cure compatible adhesives and coatings. Conveyor belts move parts across machines at specified rates to receive the variable light source. Units are either operated manually or programmed for automated movement. Standard ultraviolet (UV) curing conveyors emit light in ultraviolet A (UVA), ultraviolet B (UVB), and ultraviolet C (UVC) regions. Depending on production needs, a conveyor can be fully integrated into an automatic supply line.
Users can make adjustments to achieve desired heating levels. Conveyor belt speed, measured in distance per minute, determines the length of time each part is cured. Adjustments to the lamp height in relation to the belt will adjust the curing strength. For parts on temperature-sensitive substrates, certain light curing systems are compatible with optional reflectors.