Labelexpo 2023: GEW showcases AeroLED
GEW highlighted its full product range at Labelexpo Europe, with a focus on its air-cooled UV LED system AeroLED, which was launched in 2022.
15 Sep 2023 | By Charmiane Alexander
AeroLED’s simplicity of design, reliability and energy efficiency have set it apart in a crowded marketplace. Its ArcLED compatibility, enabling it to operate side by side with UV arc lamps on a press, has resulted in AeroLED quickly becoming a firm favourite for label and narrow-web printers.
Plus, AeroLED has been nominated as a Finalist for the Innovation Award at the 2023 Label Industry Global Awards.
AeroLED is a high-power system for full cure, printing, coating and converting applications up to 60-cm wide. Using the same fan and ducting arrangement as GEW’s industry standard E2C system, printers can have total flexibility to switch between arc and LED curing on any station. This arc and LED compatibility makes an AeroLED retrofit more cost effective than ever before and customers with GEW’s RHINO/RLT power supply platform can upgrade to LED in under an hour, by simply changing the cassettes and running a software upgrade.
AeroLED’s efficient optical design enables the lowest energy usage of all GEW products. This delivers energy savings of up to 70% when compared to a conventional UV arc system. In addition to offering reduced operating costs, printers upgrading to LED can 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 UV arc system.