For the first time at Labelexpo: GEW introduce ArcLED hybrid UV curing technology.
ArcLED enables an investment in an arc lamp system 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.
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 easy 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.