GEW’s long-established ArcLED system employs interchangeable, hybrid UV curing technology to enable the use of a conventional UV arc lamp or LED array on the same print unit, simply by changing the cassette. Both arc and LED cassettes are compatible with GEW’s RHINO power supply unit (PSU) and fit in the same housing, to enable fast and easy changeover. The only tool required to change a cassette is a simple hex key.
The RHINO PSU enables any combination of curing technologies to be used, by instantly and automatically switching the supply to either DC power for LEDs, or high voltage AC power for arc lamps. RHINO is extremely energy efficient, showing considerable energy savings when compared to conventional electronic power supplies.
The entire process is operator-controlled through the use of an intuitive HMI touchscreen. The HMI itself can operate up to 16 lamps simultaneously and is customised for each specific machine configuration.
The video below further illustrates the simplicity of ArcLED: