GEW announces 20,000th system installation
13 May 2021: UV curing specialists GEW have announced another milestone in the company’s history. Following on from their 30th anniversary celebrations in March 2021, the company reports that the 20,000th GEW UV curing system has recently been installed.
GEW’s Bernd Prattl (Sales Manager, DACH) with Martin Chaluš, Owner of FlexON and Daniel Mencl of Heidelberg (in Photo). The 20,000th GEW UV curing system is fitted to the first Gallus Labelfire installed in the Czech Republic.
System number 20,000 is a 35cm width, four lamp configuration of GEW’s highly successful GD3 lampheads, which were retrofitted to a Gallus Labelfire 340 press at FlexON’s label printing facility in Vestec, Czech Republic. Established in 1994, FlexON produce self-adhesive labels and flexible packaging for a wide range of the country’s leading cleaning, hygiene, food and beverage brands.
To mark the significance of this particular installation, each of the UV lampheads has been specially anodised with a gold finish to the front. Holger Frenzen, Field Installation Manager at Gallus, comments on the installation “The GEW GD3 system is the default UV solution for the Labelfire 340, so I have to say that the installation itself was nothing remarkable. We have installed so many similar GEW systems, the process is now fairly routine. The fact that this is GEW’s 20,000th system is what makes it special. The number is impressive but unsurprising, these UV systems are so widely used because of their build quality and reliability.”