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GEW to introduce IR curing head at Labelexpo

September 13, 2011

The company’s VCP UV lamp head will be shown with an infrared cassette system for drying water based inks. The IR unit slides into the lamp housing in place of the UV cassette.

GEW will feature the latest version of its VCP UV lamp head at booth 6H36 this year at Labelexpo Europe in Brussels. The VCP will be shown with an infrared (IR) cassette system for water based inks.

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 touch screen automatically recognizes if the print requires UV or IR.

Further enhancements have been made to the company’s e-Brick electronic power supplies with the addition of a new stand alone system. The new power supply will be exhibited for the first time and is claimed to be the smallest available on the market for multi UV lamp applications.

Also featuring will be GEW’s integrated online UV monitoring system that ensures continued UV performance by providing a method to determine the onset of any deterioration in curing. This permits appropriate maintenance and spare parts planning and avoids premature lamps replacement.



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