The new Loctite® 7700 Hand-Held LED Light Source from Henkel Corporation is a high-powered, portable curing system that is said to consistently cure many UV/visible light curing adhesives in seconds. Featuring patent-pending LED curing technology, the light source offers a typical output of 500 mW/cm2 at a wavelength of 405 nm. Sized at just 9- by 1- by 3/4-in and weighing less than 0.5 lb, the curing system is designed for applications in crowded or hard-to-reach areas.
The LED technology is said to allow the curing system to deliver instant on/off performance and consistent light output. A highly focused spectral output is also said to virtually eliminate overheated assemblies and minimize the amount of ultraviolet energy irradiated, minimizing workplace exposure concerns.
The system, which features remote on/off capabilities, can be powered using rechargeable batteries or connected to an a.c. adapter. It can also be used while recharging.