Bizerba Labels & Consumables has deployed a new MPS printing press with GEW nitrogen-inerted UV curing in order to increase production capacity and improve overall efficiency.
The nitrogen-inerted curing is claimed to be useful in the production of packing for use in food processing industry.
The curing process is undertaken in controlled environment in a sealed chamber in which nitrogen is passed to eliminate the atmospheric oxygen.
Inert atmosphere UV is said to prevent oxygen inhibition of the curing process, improve curing intensity and increase production speeds, at the same or lesser power levels.
GEW's inert atmosphere curing solution is designed around a chill roller and is equipped with an embedded precision oxygen level controller to ensure uniformity and efficiency through the entire process.
The nitrogen control panel provides visual feedback to the operator and helps in achieving accurate control over the volume of nitrogen required in the chamber in order to optimize the curing process.
With improved production capacity using the GEW E2C system, Bizerba plans to increase its turnover with new and existing customers in the food processing industry and retail trade.
Bizerba Labels & Consumables Technology director Michael Feuerstack said: "Our main objectives were to rationalise and optimise our production capacity and to become maintenance-free to the largest degree. The GEW UV system was able to offer us a package of efficiency, reliability and remote system performance surveillance."
GEW's embedded service package intends to offer manufacturers'service engineers to monitor system running conditions through internet, thereby enabling them to detect and correct any discrepancy in parameters requiring maintenance, before they convert into fault.
This type of remote preventive measure claims to ensure that the entire UV system delivers peak performance at all times, preventing productivity drops and unexpected machine dysfunctions.
The new GEW UV system, which is based on the E2C unit, facilitates benefits such as faster burn-in and shut-down times with reduced electricity consumption.
Michael Feuerstack said: "The E2C lamphead combined with the new RHINO electronic power supply brings savings to our electricity bill. We appreciate the option to easily upgrade to LED UV curing at a later stage."
Source : labellingequipment.packaging-business-review.com