Some Like It Hot ...
The technology behind today's drying equipment hasn't changed very much in recent years, but that doesn't make it any easier for a converter to choose the best product.
EACH CONVERTER HAS his or her own unique needs when it comes to drying equipment, and one trend seems to be mixing different technologies to meet the needs of the application. This is just one approach, however, and drying equipment suppliers are continuing to provide the latest and greatest product advancements to meet customers' needs.
Coping with trends
Matt Litzler, president of C.A. Litzler, knows well about keeping his customers happy.
"When customers in the converting industry are looking to purchase new equipment, they are looking for solutions on how to improve their process and reduce manufacturing costs," Litzler said.
As a result of this ever-important and growing need, Litzler has designed the PERFECT FLOAT® combination dryer that combines both convection and infrared technologies.
"The use of these two technologies delivers more effective and efficient heat transfer, while increasing productivity and quality at reduced operating costs," he said.
Litzler added that staying ahead with technology innovations is a two-fold process—he continually supports education of his engineering staff concerning new technologies and advancements, while his customers keep him informed about their specific needs.
These types of efforts by suppliers will continue to drive new product introductions that improve operational efficiencies and cost performance. The following is a representative sampling of drying equipment that can improve your bottom line.
Dryer for flexible film inks—a space saver
Prime UV Systems
The Prime FLEXfilm UV Curing System can be easily installed after the last color unit on CI flexo presses and requires less than three feet of space in the web direction. The curing system can also be installed as a retrofit on all CI web presses running flexible films, or can be installed on new CI flexo or in-line flexo presses.