AssureCure™: When Confidence in Cure is Critical
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Henkel Corporation has introduced a revolutionary new technology designed to quantitatively and cost-effectively assess the degree of cure of light cure adhesives. A simple in-line process, the Loctite® AssureCure™ System includes new adhesive technology, fiber optic light sources, light detector unit, and software that ties into the user's PC or PLC.
Comparison to Existing Detection Methods
Compared with alternative cure detection methods the AssureCure™ system provides the only reliable in-line, non-destructive method to confirm that the adhesive is cured.
Light cure adhesives are used to bond and seal devices in a wide range of industries from medical devices to electronic and optical components.
The advantages of very rapid cure rates, excellent adhesion to many materials and the ability to fill large gaps allows manufacturers to accelerate their production processes while producing aesthetically pleasing, clear bond lines.
How They Cure
All liquid light cure adhesives contain photoinitiators which are shown
as double red spheres. When the liquid adhesive is exposed to light of
an appropriate wavelength and intensity the photoinitiators absorb the
light energy and fragment into reactive free radicals. These free
radicals react with the monomers, shown as single white spheres,
initiating an extremely rapid polymerization process.
|Quantifiable Degree of Cure of Light Cure Adhesives||Confirm cure |
Reduce in-process QC testing
Reduce scrapped parts and resources
Increase production speeds
|Assurecure™ Small system size||East fit into existing production lines |
Minimal space required
|Connection to existing PLCs||Allows for go/no-go decision |
|ISO® 10993 Biocompatible Adhesives||Suitable for disposable medical device assembly|
|Fluorescent in Uncured and Cured State||Fluorescent in Uncured and Cured State|