BlueWave® 200 Version 3.0 UV Curing Spot Lamp Product Bulletin

BlueWave® 200 Version 3.0 UV Curing Spot Lamp Product Bulletin
Product Bulletin
Version 3.0 Light-Curing Spot Lamp
The Process Control You Need Without Added Cost!
The BlueWave® 200 3.0 is a high-intensity, light-curing spot-lamp system. This spot-curing lamp emits energy in the
UVA and visible portion of the spectrum (300-450 nm) for light curing of adhesives, coatings, and encapsulants.
Ideally suited for either manual or automated processes, the unit contains an integral shutter which can be actuated
by a foot pedal or PLC and a universal power input that provides consistent performance at any voltage. A wide
range of lightguides in various materials and configurations are available for use with this unit, providing application
The BlueWave’s new faceplate design features an improved operator interface with an easy-to-read LCD display.
Also located on the faceplate is the unit’s patented intensity adjustment control. This feature is important for
validating an appropriate intensity range and maintaining that range during production. Users can manually adjust
the unit’s intensity to accommodate for bulb degradation and other factors that may affect intensity.
New 3.0 design includes:
 Updated front panel and large
LCD display
 Smooth, easy-to-clean front
 Improved operator interface
 Controlled warm-up sequence
 Extended exposure timer
setting to 9,999.9 seconds
 No light leakage from
Patented intensity adjustment feature
>17,000 mW/cm2 initial intensity
Simple to operate and adjust
Up to 2,000 hours useful bulb life
Integral shutter with digital timer
Foot switch or PLC integration
Proprietary “Cool Blue™” filter virtually eliminates
liquid lightguide degradation
Easy-to-read, lighted front panel LCD display with
enhanced unit status and notification displays
Improved user interface for easier operation
Wide range of lightguides available (liquid/fiber,
single/multi-pole, various lengths)
Extended exposure time settings to 9,999.9 seconds
Fast bulb replacement
Controlled power-up sequence ensures proper temperature
Smooth front panel surface that is easier to clean
How Does the BlueWave® 200's Patented Intensity Adjustment Feature Work?
All bulbs used to power high-intensity light-curing spot lamps degrade over time from normal use. This typically results
in a gradual decrease in total intensity as the bulb ages (shown in Chart 1). For this reason, UV light-curing processes
are usually validated using the lowest acceptable intensity level to maximize bulb life. However, this means that for the
majority of the production process, curing is being done with a higher intensity level than is actually necessary,
therefore, it can be expected that the intensity will decrease over time. With the BlueWave® 200’s patented intensity
adjustment feature, users can maintain the qualified intensity range by manually increasing intensity output to offset this
degradation. The adjustment is easily accomplished with the provided adjusting tool or by using the removable knob as
shown in the photograph below. This feature is useful for both process validation and subsequent process control during
Chart 1.
BlueWave 200 New Intensity Control Feature
Typical bulb degradation curve
for the BlueWave 200
New Intensity Control Feature
Users are now able to maintain a constant Intensity by manually
controlling how much light is transmitted through the lightguide.
Bulb Life (Hours)
Prior to production, Dymax advises customers to conduct testing to determine the exposure time and intensity required
to achieve full cure. Validating a UV light-curing process can be accomplished in one of two ways:
Set Exposure Time, Determine Intensity
Users can specify a cure time and, through empirical testing, determine the intensity required to achieve full cure.
Set Intensity, Determine Exposure Time
Users can specify intensity (perhaps one that maximizes bulb life)
through empirical testing to determine the exposure time required to
achieve full cure. Note: As with any manufacturing process, it is
advisable to incorporate a safety factor.
Intensity Adjustment Options
UV process validation identifies a minimum acceptable intensity range
that ensures complete cure in an acceptable cycle time. Users can
choose to operate at full intensity (intensity adjusted to 100%) or
maintain a constant intensity (at some lower level) through periodic
manual adjustments. The average BlueWave 200 bulb will typically
degrade <1% per eight hours of normal use. The good manufacturing
practice of routine intensity measurement with a calibrated radiometer
will determine when and if any adjustments are required.
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The unit includes an intensity adjustment knob for
fingertip adjustment or the adjustment can be performed
with a flat-head screwdriver when the knob is removed.
Total (280-450 nm)
Visible (400-450 nm)
UVA* (320-395 nm)
UVB (280-320 nm)
Initial Intensities
Intensity Adjustment
Power Requirements
Power Supply
40+ W/cm2
17+ W/cm2
17+ W/cm2
7 W/cm2
Manual from 1% to 100% output
100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 2.5 Amps
Solid-state, 200 Watt
200 Watt metal-halide bulb included; replacement in less than one
Elliptical; glass with dichroic coating to reflect UV and minimize IR
Digital LCD timer up to 9,999.9 seconds; manual or timed shutter
Foot switch or PLC
15 pin D – sub-miniature connector
Shutter activate, shutter deactivate, lamp control, PLC
Shutter Timer
Shutter Activation
I/O Port
Signals (PLC Integration)
Overall Dimensions (W x D x H)
System Warranty
Bulb Warranty
Replacement Bulb
North American Version (120V Standard Plug)
Asian Version (Type G Plug)
Unit With No Power Cord
Unit status, temperature fault, shutter fault, lamp status,
power status, shutter status, lightguide status, bulb life
warning, bulb life expired
Filtered fan arrangement; thermally controlled to maintain proper
lamp temperature
LCD, monochromatic, 320 by 240 pixels
12.5" x 12" x 6.5" (31.8 cm x 30.5 cm x 16.5 cm)
12.75 lbs. (5.78 kg)
One year from purchase
Ignition warranted for 2,000 hours
As measured with a Dymax ACCU-CAL™ 50 Radiometer (320-395 nm) and lightguide simulator. Excessive on/off cycles and improper cooling may affect bulb
degradation and therefore no warranty is expressed or implied.
For customers in Europe, the appropriate power cord will be added.
Table 1 – Recommended Lightguides (sold separately)
Lightguide Description
(all noted are liquid filled,
quartz fiber are also available)
Intensity at
2,000 Hours1
Single pole
5 mm x 1 Meter
Single pole
5 mm x 1.5 Meters
Single pole
8 mm x 1 Meter
Two pole
3 mm x 1 Meter
Three pole
3 mm x 1 Meter
Four pole
3 mm x 1 Meter
Trifurcated wand curing
metal-to-plastic assembly
As measured with a Dymax ACCU-CAL™ 50 Radiometer (320-395 nm) and Lightguide simulator.
Excessive on/off cycles and improper cooling may affect bulb degradation and therefore no warranty
is expressed or implied.
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Lightguide Mounting Stand
(fits 3 mm, 5 mm and 8 mm lightguides)
PN 39700
ACCU-CAL™ 50 Radiometer
for measuring the UV intensity of
spot lamps, flood lamps, and
conveyor systems PN 39560
UV-Blocking, Over-the-Glasses
Eye Protection
Clear PN 35284  Tinted PN 35285
Dark Tint PN 35286
Liquid Lightguides
available in 1-, 2-, 3-, & 4-pole configurations (see
Table 1 on Page 3 for sizes and part numbers)
Angled Terminators for Lightguides
3 mm/60 PN 39029  3 mm/90 PN 39030
5 mm/60 PN 38042  5 mm/90 PN 38049
Rod Lenses
Shown: BlueWave 200 with 8 mm rod lens
(rod lenses require an 8 mm lightguide)
2" x 2" Area (100 mW/cm2) PN 38699
5" x 5" Area (30 mW/cm2) PN 38698
Contact your Dymax representative to initiate rental of Dymax UV light-curing
equipment. The highlights of the Dymax Trial Rental/Lease program are:
Two (2) weeks free evaluation and 3% per week thereafter
Eight (8) weeks of rental fees are deducted from the price at purchase
50% of additional rental fees are deducted
Customer pays shipping both ways
In addition to our light-curing equipment, Dymax also offers high-performance oligomers, adhesives, and
coatings as well as a variety of dispensing equipment. Our products are perfectly matched to work
seamlessly with each other, providing design engineers with tools to dramatically improve manufacturing
efficiency and reduce costs. Dymax is committed to providing the best chemistry, curing equipment, and
dispensing systems that offer customers complete manufacturing solutions for their challenging
© 2013 Dymax Corporation. All rights reserved. All trademarks in this guide, except where noted, are the property of, or used under license by Dymax Corporation, U.S.A.
Please note that most dispensing and curing system applications are unique. Dymax does not warrant the fitness of the product for the intended application. Any warranty applicable to the product, its application and use is strictly limited to that contained in
Dymax’s standard Conditions of Sale. Dymax recommends that any intended application be evaluated and tested by the user to insure that desired performance criteria are satisfied. Dymax is willing to assist users in their performance testing and evaluation by offering
equipment trial rental and leasing programs to assist in such testing and evaluations. Data sheets are available for valve controllers or pressure pots upon request.
PB035 7/23/2013
Dymax Corporation
860.482.1010 | [email protected] |
Dymax Oligomers & Coatings
860.626.7006 | [email protected] |
Dymax Asia (H.K.) Limited
+852.2460.7038 | [email protected] |
Dymax Europe GmbH
+49 (0) 611.962.7900 | [email protected] |
Dymax UV Adhesives & Equipment (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
+86.21.37285759 | [email protected] |
Dymax Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.
+65.6752.2887 | [email protected] |
Dymax Engineering Adhesives Ireland Ltd.
+353.1.231 4696 | [email protected] |
Dymax UV Adhesives & Equipment (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd.
+86.755.83485759 | [email protected] |
Dymax Korea LLC
+82.2.784.3434 | [email protected] |
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