LABELEXPO EUROPE 2011
September 2011. GEW will feature the latest version of its VCP UV lamp head on stand 6H36. The VCP will be shown with an infrared (IR) cassette system for water-based inks.
Figure 1. (1) VCP lamphead with interchangeable cassette. (2) 'Colour Touch Screen' HMI. (3) e-Brick lamp control. (4) Fan. (5) Flexible ducting. (6) Optional rigid ducting.
As well as UV inks, the label printing industry widely uses water-based formulations and varnishes that require hot air dryers to evaporate water content. This means that printing presses may need to accommodate both UV and water-based print jobs. On certain presses this means re-webbing when switching between water-based and UV printing and in some cases, removing the hot air dryers. The GEW IR cassette system is designed to simplify the process and simply slides into the lamp housing in place of the UV cassette. The GEW touch screen automatically recognises if it is UV or IR.
Figure 2. GEW’s infrared cassette simply slides into the lamp housing in place of the UV cassette when switching the press form UV to water-based inks.
Further enhancements have been made to the company’s e-Brick, electronic power supply. The new power supply will be exhibited for the first time and is claimed to be the smallest available on the market for multi-lamp systems.
Also featuring will be GEW’s integrated on-line UV monitoring system that ensures continued UV performance by providing a method to determine the onset of any deterioration in UV output. This permits appropriate maintenance and spare parts planning and avoids premature lamps replacement.
GEW manufactures UV curing systems for all makes of printing and converting machines including specialised applications and supplies both original equipment manufacturers and upgrades for existing equipment. Established in 1991, the company has built a strong reputation as a global supplier of UV curing systems in the graphic arts industry. Based near London, England, GEW manufactures all its products in-house, which are available together with spare parts and after-sales service through satellite offices and its distribution network around the world.
Labelexpo Europe 2011, Brussels
28 September – October 1, 2011,
GEW (EC) Limited
Kings Mill Lane
Tel: +44 (0) 1737 824 500
Fax: +44 (0) 1737 823 822
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