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GEW simplifies switch between UV and IR drying

October 1, 2011

The new VCP UV lamp system now has an infrared cassette for drying of water-based inks.

GEW featured the latest version of its VCP UV lamp head at Labelexpo, shown with an infrared (IR) cassette system for water-based inks. These inks and varnishes require hot air dryers to evaporate water content, and on certain presses could require rewebbing between hot air and UV curing systems. But the GEW IR cassette system is designed to simplify the process; it simply slides into the lamp housing in place of the UV cassette. The GEW touch screen automatically recognizes if it is UV or IR.

Further enhancements have been made to the company’s e-Brick electronic power supply. The new supply is exhibited for the first time and is claimed by the company to be the smallest available on the market for multi-lamp systems.

GEW’s integrated on-line UV monitoring system, also featured at the show, 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.

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