GEW (EC) Limited is a leader in the design and manufacture of advanced UV curing systems for the label printing, coating and digital printing industry. Acknowledging the transition towards UV-curing with LEDs GEW has addressed the needs of many printers by developing the first truly futureproof hybrid UV curing system called ArcLED.
ArcLED enables an investment in arc technology now to be upgraded later with LEDs using the same lamphead casing and the same power supply and control. The printer simply adds LED cassettes, connects water-cooling and the RHINO ArcLED power supply automatically recognises which type of cassette is installed in the machine and then on the same press seamlessly switches the power supply from high voltage AC for the arc lamps to DC power for the LEDs.
An investment now in GEW’s ArcLED UV curing protects that investment into the future by ensuring an LED upgrade can be simply and cost-effectively implemented. It also gives the possibility to run a fully flexible hybrid curing system.
The advanced characteristic that gives the user the ability of fast and easy switching is a special feature of the ArcLED UV system, a technology that GEW is the only manufacturer to implement today.
The new ArcLED UV curing system is the first truly futureproof technology for upgradeability and uncomplicated swapping of arc lamp and LED UV systems. Printing presses that today are installed with ArcLED technology can at a later stage easily be upgraded from arc lamps to LED to fully exploit the advantages of both technologies without modifying the power supply. This will give the operator maximum freedom and flexibility and will thereby avoid getting locked in to one type of curing technology.
Go here to watch our ArcLED hybrid UV video, which illustrates just how easy switching between technologies is.
Alternatively, watch Robert Rae’s on press demonstrations of ArcLED technology for Labelexpo Europe. These demonstrations also illustrate the energy savings available when printers retrofit their press with UV LED.