GEW to Highlight Energy Savings from UV LED at Labelexpo India 2022
13 October 2022: UV curing systems manufacturer GEW will be showcasing its full product range at Labelexpo India, with a particular emphasis on its UV LED models. The company will highlight how UV LED technology enables narrow web printers to make substantial energy savings and to dramatically reduce their carbon footprint.
On 10th November 2022, Delhi Expo Centre opens its doors to printers from across South Asia and beyond. GEW will be exhibiting on stand J31 and will be showing the company’s latest UV LED curing system, AeroLED, at the forefront of its product range.
As was the case at Labelexpo Americas in September, AeroLED will attract much attention due to the energy savings on offer to printers who upgrade to this system. GEW expects that most print companies will see energy savings between 50-70% when moving from conventional UV to UV LED.
Energy savings achieved by switching to AeroLED come in two forms. Firstly, LEDs produce high UV dose at a fraction of the electrical power of conventional UV systems. Secondly, LEDs do not go into standby and are instant on/off, as required. Currently, UV arc systems are left on standby using approximately 20% power while jobs are changed; in comparison, LED will be switched off during this time. Over the 30,000-hour-plus life of an AeroLED lamp, this equates to significant energy savings.
To find out more about the possible energy savings from upgrading to AeroLED, printers can explore the GEW Operating Cost Comparison Calculator on the GEW website, at www.gewuv.com/roi_calculator/
A further benefit of AeroLED is its ArcLED compatibility. For printers still unsure of whether to upgrade from conventional UV, AeroLED’s ArcLED capabilities offer a risk-free upgrade option. Utilising the same fan and ducting formulation as GEW’s industry-renowned E2C system, customers can switch between the arc and LED curing on any station. In fact, customers with E2C and GEW’s RHINO/RLT power supply platform can upgrade to LED within a matter of hours by simply changing the cassettes and running a software upgrade.
In addition to offering ArcLED capabilities and greatly reduced operating costs, printers upgrading to AeroLED are able to free up a significant level of mains capacity, which can then be used to install new machinery and subsequently increase production capability. Two AeroLED systems have a lower electrical supply requirement than just one conventional arc UV system.