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Unilux introduces versatile LED-9 strobe light


The LED-9 is designed for easier handheld use and has a greater range of adjustments to control light output.

Unilux, a finalist for the 2016 Label Industry Global Award for Innovation, showed the new LED-9 as its featured strobe light for surface and print quality inspection. The LED-9 and strobe lights for UV-visible inks and coatings can be seen in booth 1457 at Labelexpo as part of the company’s expanding family of LED strobes for label and narrow-web printing and converting applications.

“The applications for stroboscopic inspection are almost limitless, and Unilux stands at the front of the pack with their newest LED lights,” said Tom Herold, VP Sales - Americas. “New LED models incorporate a more ergonomic design and enhanced control of output that could only come from our years of experience with xenon strobes and our extensive investment in product development.”

A totally new strobe light, the LED-9 is designed for easier handheld use and has a greater range of adjustments to control light output. LEDs provide brighter, more concentrated, more even illumination than Xenon, making the LED-9 an ideal upgrade for older strobes.

In addition to being more powerful, LED strobes can include UV diodes that enable security label printers and package printers to see special security codes or clear-coat adhesives that are only visible in the narrow UV light spectrum. The LED UV lights are 10 times brighter than traditional xenon UV strobes, which require a filter that blocks light output.

“The UV LEDs provide brighter light that lets inspectors see details in the UV portion even under ambient lighting conditions and without the need for special inspection stations,” commented Mike Simonis, President of Unilux. “That’s something they couldn’t do before UV LEDs. At the same time, they can now inspect the entire width of the web across the entire light spectrum at full production speed and make corrections when needed to improve their yield. Unilux is the only inspection light manufacturer that provides this capability.”

“We are proud of our team for developing the LED UV lights that have made Unilux a finalist in the Innovation category for the Label Industry Global Awards,” he added. "Our staffers at the Unilux booth and employees around the world are eagerly awaiting the outcome."