GEW to Offer Futureproof UV Curing
GEW Limited, leaders in the design and manufacture of advanced UV curing systems for the label printing, coating and digital printing industry is introducing 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. After the the required LED cassettes are added and a water cooling system is fitted (already available on many machines), the RHINO ArcLED power supply does the rest. It automatically recognizes which type of cassette is installed in the machine and adjusts the RHINO control accordingly.
ArcLED is an industry first, switching seamlessly on the same press with the same RHINO power supply from DC power for the LEDs to high voltage AC for the arc lamps. RHINO ArcLED is extremely energy efficient showing considerable energy savings when compared to conventional electronic power supplies. This unique combination of quick-swap lampheads, reactive detection of the required power and automatic switching will optimize processes, maximize ink compatibility and increase machine productivity. 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.
According to GEW, its ArcLED UV is the only truly futureproof technology for upgradeability and seamless swapping of arc lamp and LED UV systems. Printing presses that today are installed with ArcLED technology can later be upgraded from arc lamps to LED to fully exploit the advantages of both technologies without modifying the power supply. This provides the operator maximum freedom and flexibility and will thereby avoid getting locked in to one type of curing technology.