R Series UV Radiometers, Light Meters & Radiometry
In optics, radiometry is the field that studies the measurement of electromagnetic radiation, including visible light. The use of UV radiometry in adhesive curing applications, involves measuring optical energy that is delivered from a UV light source such as lamps, LEDs and lasers, to the curing site. The need for control and repeatability is critical in manufacturing processes in order to achieve consistent quality and high yields.
Measurements of optical radiation require specific methods to ensure accuracy. It is essential to understand the light source (i.e. lamp, LED, laser) being used, the optical medium and the responsivity of the detector.
OmniCure® recognizes the importance of UV radiometry in spot curing applications and continues to develop UV radiometers to best serve the needs of its customers. The arc-lamp based OmniCure® S2000 is recognized as the industry standard in the medical and electronics market that offers proprietary Closed-Loop Feedback technology for ensuring consistent and repeatable results. The R2000 UV radiometer provides an accurate broadband measuring device for arc-lamp based spot curing systems which is traceable to NIST.
Recently, LED light sources have emerged as a viable alternative to arc-lamp based systems for a number of spot curing applications. With the emergence of LED light sources in the market, the demand for accurate UV LED radiometry has increased. OmniCure®'s latest UV LED Light Meter offers the ability to accurately measure power and irradiance from an OmniCure® UV LED curing system, or any other UV LED source, directly at the cure site. The UV LED light meter helps ensure highest accuracy in measurements that overcome the challenges that have been associated with the broadband calibration of conventional sensors.