In-Line Adhesive, Equipment, Software System Eliminates Off-Line TestingHenkel Corp. has introduced a revolutionary new system 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, a light detector unit, and software that ties into the users’ PC or PLC.

Loctite AssureCure technology offers a number of benefits:

  • Confirms cure inline on 100% of production in just 20 milliseconds per part
  • Eliminates costly off-line destructive or analytical testing and associated scrap
  • Improves production rates
  • Easily integrates into existing production lines.

AssureCure system data shows exceptional correlation to traditional off-line methods of confirming degree of cure, such as physical destructive testing and FTIR analysis. Compared with alternative cure detection methods such as fluorescing and color changing adhesives or destructive and analytical testing, Loctite AssureCure provides the only reliable in-line method to confirm degree of cure.