GEW (EC) Ltd. of Crawley at virtual.drupa in Düsseldorf -- drupa - April 20 to 23, 2021 - Messe Düsseldorf
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GEW (EC) Ltd.

Crompton Way, RH10 9QR Crawley
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Telephone +44 1737 824500
Fax +44 1737 823822
sales@gewuv.com

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Robert Rae

Managing Director, Sales

David Lyus

International Sales Manager

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+447713085381

Email
dlyus@gewuv.com

Gary Doman

International Sales Manager, Sheetfed

Phone
+447803188766

Email
gdoman@gewuv.com

Marcus Greenbrook

Director, International Sales

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+447764986911

Email
mgreenbrook@gewuv.com

Brian Wenger

President at GEW, Inc

Phone
+12164963683

Email
bwenger@gewuv.com

Jennifer Heathcote

Business Development Manager

Phone
+1 440 381 5606

Email
jheathcote@gewuv.com

Bernd Prattl

Sales Manager DACH

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+491733230198

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bprattl@gewuv.com

Franco Pagano

Sales Manager, Southern Europe

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+447736059168

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fpagano@gewuv.com

Duncan Smith

Corporate Communications & Marketing

Brian Wenger

President at GEW, Inc

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+12164963683

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bwenger@gewuv.com

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21
Apr
11:20 ‐ 11:50
Video conference

GEW LeoLED - Bringing Down the Old "UV Establishment

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LED is changing the world of UV curing, and GEW, one of the world's largest suppliers of UV curing systems, has now entered the sheetfed market for the first time: GEW's LeoLED delivers more UV dose per $ than any competitor and changes previous expectations of LED price/performance. It's cheaper than sheetfed UV, has a warranty of up to 5 years, is supported worldwide, and is monitored 24/7 by GEW's IoT remote monitoring service. Find out why the "UV establishment" can't stop talking about GEW....
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11:20 ‐ 11:50
Websession

GEW LeoLED – Bringing down the old UV establishment

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LED is changing the World of UV curing and now GEW, one of the largest UV curing system providers in the World, has entered the sheetfed offset market for the first time.Delivering more UV dose per $ than any competitor, GEW’s LeoLED transforms historical LED cost-performance expectations. It Is cheaper than arc UV, warrantied up to 5 years, supported globally and monitored 24/7 by GEW’s IoT remote monitoring service. Find out why the UV establishment cannot stop talking about GEW…

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20
Apr
15:20 ‐ 15:50
Websession

UV System Integration – getting it right the first time

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Ultraviolet curing is a broad purpose manufacturing tool that rapidly polymerizes film and plate extrusions as well as inks, coatings, and adhesives applied to diverse material substrates and constructions often in the form of sheets, webs, assemblies, and fully formed products. This presentation addresses the design and integration process used by GEW to expertly fit mercury arc, LED, and excimer curing systems onto both new and existing production lines while simultaneously minimizing downtime and disruption. Specific UV converting applications relevant to drupa attendees and IIoT technology, such as UV system remote monitoring, will also be discussed.

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15:20 ‐ 15:50
Video conference

UV system integration - getting it right the first time

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Ultraviolet curing is a broad manufacturing tool used to rapidly polymerize film and sheet extrusions, as well as inks, coatings and adhesives applied to various material substrates and constructions - often in the form of sheets, webs, assemblies and fully formed products. This presentation will address the design and integration process GEW uses to expertly incorporate mercury arc, LED and excimer curing systems into new and existing production lines while minimizing downtime and disruption. Specific UV processing applications relevant to drupa attendees and IIoT technology, such as remote monitoring of UV systems, will also be discussed.
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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  prepress / print
  • 01.06  Sheet-fed offset printing machines
  • 01.06.025  Sheet-fed offset printing machines with perfecting capability
  • 01  prepress / print
  • 01.06  Sheet-fed offset printing machines
  • 01.06.030  Sheet-fed offset printing machines without perfecting capability
  • 01  prepress / print
  • 01.07  Web-fed offset printing machines
  • 01.07.010  Commercial web offset machines for continuous printing
  • 01  prepress / print
  • 01.15  Printing machines and systems for special printing applications
  • 01.15.030  Printing machines for label printing
  • 06  equipment / services / infrastructure
  • 06.02  Measuring and testing engineering
  • 06.02.105  UV measuring devices / light measuring devices

Our products

Product category: UV dryers (conventional and LED), UV curing testing devices, UV measuring devices / light measuring devices, Sheet-fed offset printing machines with perfecting capability, Sheet-fed offset printing machines without perfecting capability, Sheet-fed offset printing machines UV, Commercial web offset machines for continuous printing, Web-fed printing machines – flexible substrates, Sheet-fed flexographic printing machines, Wide-web flexographic printing machines, Narrow-web flexographic printing machines, Letterpress printing machines – web-fed, Web-fed gravure printing machines, Web-fed hybrid printing machines, Inkjet, Web-fed inkjet printing systems, Digital finishing, Printing machines for label printing, Laboratory printing machines, Coating machines, Machines for label printing, Process monitoring and control, Predictive maintenance, Dryers, IR/dry air dryers, IR/hot air dryers, IR dryers, infrared dryers, Chill rollers, web-fed machines

LeoLED Standard

Transform your offset press with a GEW LED UV system, the most effective curing technology for sheetfed offset printing

The benefits of LeoLED:
  • LeoLED achieves the highest UV intensity, to support the fastest printing speeds
  • Compact design fits almost all press types
  • LED array is fully sealed for easy cleaning and resilience to ink and dust ingress
  • Direct UV path means no UV is lost in reflections
  • Movable between print units
  • Continuous remote monitoring of lamps/LEDs ensures the most reliable operation and fastest support for any manufacturer
  • Uniform UV output across the curing area
  • Long-term consistent output over the full life cycle of the LEDs
  • Modular Lamp Array (MLA) gives customisable mounting options
  • Available as a retrofit on all types of offset printing press
Find out more at https://www.gewuv.com/products/led-uv-systems/leoled-standard/

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Product category: UV dryers (conventional and LED), UV curing testing devices, UV measuring devices / light measuring devices, Sheet-fed offset printing machines with perfecting capability, Sheet-fed offset printing machines without perfecting capability, Sheet-fed offset printing machines UV, Commercial web offset machines for continuous printing, Web-fed printing machines – flexible substrates, Sheet-fed flexographic printing machines, Wide-web flexographic printing machines, Narrow-web flexographic printing machines, Letterpress printing machines – web-fed, Web-fed gravure printing machines, Web-fed hybrid printing machines, Inkjet, Web-fed inkjet printing systems, Digital finishing, Printing machines for label printing, Laboratory printing machines, Coating machines, Machines for label printing, Process monitoring and control, Predictive maintenance, Dryers, IR/dry air dryers, IR/hot air dryers, IR dryers, infrared dryers, Chill rollers, web-fed machines

LeoLED Cassette

Transform the economics of UV… LeoLED is faster, greener and cheaper. It delivers more UV dose for your money than any other similar product currently available.

The benefits of LeoLED:
  • Most efficient curing – Large window gives maximum light extraction and longer dwell time gives highest dose.
  • Ultimate reliability – Tough IP67 design protects LEDs at all times and waterproof seals make for easy cleaning.
  • Fits anywhere – 40 x 100mm profile can fit on any machine; GEW’s familiar cassette design is provided as standard.
  • Water cooled – Silent operation improves factory ambience; no air movement or dirty filters for sensitive processes.
  • Thermal management – Extensive investment and years of research and development have resulted in unrivalled thermal management.
  • Condensation protection – Innovative warm water cooling system prevents condensation, even in the hottest and most humid environments.
  • Temperature control – Embedded temperature sensors constantly monitor the LEDs to ensure safe, long term operation and reliability.
Find out more at https://www.gewuv.com/products/led-uv-systems/leoled-cassette/

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Product category: UV dryers (conventional and LED), UV curing testing devices, UV measuring devices / light measuring devices, Sheet-fed offset printing machines with perfecting capability, Sheet-fed offset printing machines without perfecting capability, Sheet-fed offset printing machines UV, Commercial web offset machines for continuous printing, Web-fed printing machines – flexible substrates, Sheet-fed flexographic printing machines, Wide-web flexographic printing machines, Narrow-web flexographic printing machines, Letterpress printing machines – web-fed, Web-fed gravure printing machines, Web-fed hybrid printing machines, Inkjet, Web-fed inkjet printing systems, Digital finishing, Printing machines for label printing, Laboratory printing machines, Coating machines, Machines for label printing, Process monitoring and control, Predictive maintenance, Dryers, IR/dry air dryers, IR/hot air dryers, IR dryers, infrared dryers, Chill rollers, web-fed machines

E2C - low energy UV curing system for label and narrow web presses

E2C is the most powerful low energy UV curing system for narrow web presses.

Why E2C:
Lowest total cost of ownership
  • 46% energy saving
  • Save tens of thousands of Euros or Dollars over the lifetime of your machine
  • Reduced plant air consumption
Easily implemented sustainability measure
  • Immediate reduction in CO2 footprint
  • Cool, quiet operation with no need for expensive water-cooling
  • Eliminate all consumption of processed ambient air
5-year warranty
  • Safeguards against unplanned maintenance costs
Maximum machine productivity
  • Fast start lamp technology
  • System proactively avoids unplanned downtime
  • Consistent, high-speed curing
  • Quick to install
Available with inert atmosphere curing
  • Enables production of silicone release liners and food packaging
  • Process consistency assured with embedded precision oxygen level control
  • Fully engineered solutions designed to suit your specific application
Find out more at https://www.gewuv.com/products/uv-lamp-systems/e2c/

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Product category: UV dryers (conventional and LED), UV curing testing devices, UV measuring devices / light measuring devices, Sheet-fed offset printing machines with perfecting capability, Sheet-fed offset printing machines without perfecting capability, Sheet-fed offset printing machines UV, Commercial web offset machines for continuous printing, Web-fed printing machines – flexible substrates, Sheet-fed flexographic printing machines, Wide-web flexographic printing machines, Narrow-web flexographic printing machines, Letterpress printing machines – web-fed, Web-fed gravure printing machines, Web-fed hybrid printing machines, Inkjet, Web-fed inkjet printing systems, Digital finishing, Printing machines for label printing, Laboratory printing machines, Coating machines, Machines for label printing, Process monitoring and control, Predictive maintenance, Dryers, IR/dry air dryers, IR/hot air dryers, IR dryers, infrared dryers, Chill rollers, web-fed machines

E4C - highest power for demanding applications

E4C offers the highest power available from the GEW range, to support the most demanding UV curing applications and the fastest printing speeds. It performs to the harshest cure test procedures and is suitable for Low Migration applications.

Why E4C:
Highest power
  • High powered, standard profile lamp for Low Migration applications
  • Supports the most demanding applications and fastest printing speeds
  • Performs to the harshest cure test procedures
Maximum machine productivity
  • Fast start lamp technology
  • System proactively avoids unplanned downtime
  • Consistent, high-speed curing
  • Quick to install
Available with multi-point UV monitoring
  • Attain 100% UV inspection for every batch
  • Improve compliance to European food contact packaging regulations
  • Easily see when UV lamps reach end of life
Available with inert atmosphere curing
  • Enables production of silicone release liners and food packaging
  • Process consistency assured with embedded precision oxygen level control
  • Fully engineered solutions designed to suit your specific application
LED-ready
  • Upgrade easily to LED UV curing in future by using the same RHINO ArcLED hybrid power supply
Retrofittable
  • Compact design allows fitting to the widest range of machines
  • Retrofittable on all E2C installations
5-year warranty
  • Safeguards against unplanned maintenance costs
Options
  • Doped lamps (Fe, Ga)
  • Customisation to suit specialist applications
  • Inert atmosphere curing
  • Multi-point UV monitoring
Find out more at https://www.gewuv.com/products/uv-lamp-systems/e4c/

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Product category: UV dryers (conventional and LED), UV curing testing devices, UV measuring devices / light measuring devices, Sheet-fed offset printing machines with perfecting capability, Sheet-fed offset printing machines without perfecting capability, Sheet-fed offset printing machines UV, Commercial web offset machines for continuous printing, Web-fed printing machines – flexible substrates, Sheet-fed flexographic printing machines, Wide-web flexographic printing machines, Narrow-web flexographic printing machines, Letterpress printing machines – web-fed, Web-fed gravure printing machines, Web-fed hybrid printing machines, Inkjet, Web-fed inkjet printing systems, Digital finishing, Printing machines for label printing, Laboratory printing machines, Coating machines, Machines for label printing, Process monitoring and control, Predictive maintenance, Dryers, IR/dry air dryers, IR/hot air dryers, IR dryers, infrared dryers, Chill rollers, web-fed machines

NUVA2 - Fully air-cooled UV curing system

The NUVA2 UV curing system is the most effective UV technology for colour UV inkjet printing, as well as for high-speed coding, marking and serialisation. NUVA2 are fully air-cooled UV curing systems. They are available in widths of up to 250cm (100in).

Why NUVA2?
To increase your production capacity
To increase your machine up-time
To reduce your operating cost
To reduce your carbon footprint

Lowest total cost of ownership
  • 30% energy saving
  • Reduced plant air consumption
Easily implemented sustainability measure
  • Immediate reduction in CO2 footprint
  • Cool, quiet operation with no need for expensive water-cooling
5-year warranty
  • Safeguards against unplanned maintenance costs
Maximum machine productivity
  • Fast start lamp technology
  • System proactively avoids unplanned downtime
  • Consistent, high-speed curing
  • Quick to install
Available with inert atmosphere curing
  • Enables production of silicone release liners and food packaging
  • Process consistency assured with embedded precision oxygen level control
  • Fully engineered solutions designed to suit your specific application
Find out more at https://www.gewuv.com/products/uv-lamp-systems/nuva2/

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Product category: UV dryers (conventional and LED), UV curing testing devices, UV measuring devices / light measuring devices, Sheet-fed offset printing machines with perfecting capability, Sheet-fed offset printing machines without perfecting capability, Sheet-fed offset printing machines UV, Commercial web offset machines for continuous printing, Web-fed printing machines – flexible substrates, Sheet-fed flexographic printing machines, Wide-web flexographic printing machines, Narrow-web flexographic printing machines, Letterpress printing machines – web-fed, Web-fed gravure printing machines, Web-fed hybrid printing machines, Inkjet, Web-fed inkjet printing systems, Digital finishing, Printing machines for label printing, Laboratory printing machines, Coating machines, Machines for label printing, Process monitoring and control, Predictive maintenance, Dryers, IR/dry air dryers, IR/hot air dryers, IR dryers, infrared dryers, Chill rollers, web-fed machines

E2C

Vorteile von E2C

  • Hohe Leistung – Optisch abgestimmte Reflektoren und eine niedrige IR-Strahlung unterstützen hohe Härtungsgeschwindigkeiten auf empfindlichen Substraten
  • Niedrigste Gesamtbetriebskosten – 45 % Energieeinsparung, durch die Sie zehntausende Euro oder Dollar während der Lebensdauer Ihrer Maschine sparen, reduzierter Werkluftverbrauch
  • Maximale Maschinenproduktivität – Schnellstart-Lampentechnologie, proaktives Vermeiden von ungeplanten Ausfallzeiten durch das System, gleichbleibende Hochgeschwindigkeitshärtunng, schnelles Installieren
  • Flexible Optionen – dotierte Lampen (Fe, Ga), Anpassungsmöglichkeit für spezielle Anwendungen, Mehrpunkt-UV-Überwachung
  • 5 Jahre Garantie – schützt gegen ungeplante Wartungskosten
  • LED-Bereit – einfaches Upgrade in der Zukunft auf LED-UV-Härtung durch Verwendung der gleichen RHINO ArcLED-Hybridstromversorgung

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Product category: UV dryers (conventional and LED), UV curing testing devices, UV measuring devices / light measuring devices, Sheet-fed offset printing machines with perfecting capability, Sheet-fed offset printing machines without perfecting capability, Sheet-fed offset printing machines UV, Commercial web offset machines for continuous printing, Web-fed printing machines – flexible substrates, Sheet-fed flexographic printing machines, Wide-web flexographic printing machines, Narrow-web flexographic printing machines, Letterpress printing machines – web-fed, Web-fed gravure printing machines, Web-fed hybrid printing machines, Inkjet, Web-fed inkjet printing systems, Digital finishing, Printing machines for label printing, Laboratory printing machines, Coating machines, Machines for label printing, Process monitoring and control, Predictive maintenance, Dryers, IR/dry air dryers, IR/hot air dryers, IR dryers, infrared dryers, Chill rollers, web-fed machines

NUVA2

Vorteile von NUVA2

  • Hohe Leistung – UV-Härtung für jede Bestrahlungsbreite und vollständig luftgekühlt für optimale Zuverlässigkeit und Energieeffizienz
  • Einfache Wartung – Eine für schnelle Handhabung entwickelte Kassettenbauweise macht ein schnelles Austauschen der Kassette mit nur 1 Bediener und 1 Sechskantschlüssel möglich, sogar bei einem Lampenkopf mit 250 cm
  • ArcLED-Flexibilität – NUVA2- und LeoLED-Kassetten passen in das gleiche Gehäuse und können mit der gleichen Leistung und Steuerung für flexible Hybrid-Druckpresseneinstellungen betrieben werden
  • 5 Jahre Garantie – schützt gegen ungeplante Wartungskosten
  • Maximale Maschinenproduktivität – Schnellstart-Lampentechnologie, proaktives Vermeiden von ungeplanten Ausfallzeiten durch das System, gleichbleibende Hochgeschwindigkeitshärtunng, schnelles Installieren
  • Flexible Optionen – Dotierte Lampen (Fe, Ga), Mehrpunkt-UV-Überwachung, Inertgas- und Anpassungen für spezielle Anwendungen

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Product category: UV dryers (conventional and LED), UV curing testing devices, UV measuring devices / light measuring devices, Sheet-fed offset printing machines with perfecting capability, Sheet-fed offset printing machines without perfecting capability, Sheet-fed offset printing machines UV, Commercial web offset machines for continuous printing, Web-fed printing machines – flexible substrates, Sheet-fed flexographic printing machines, Wide-web flexographic printing machines, Narrow-web flexographic printing machines, Letterpress printing machines – web-fed, Web-fed gravure printing machines, Web-fed hybrid printing machines, Inkjet, Web-fed inkjet printing systems, Digital finishing, Printing machines for label printing, Laboratory printing machines, Coating machines, Machines for label printing, Process monitoring and control, Predictive maintenance, Dryers, IR/dry air dryers, IR/hot air dryers, IR dryers, infrared dryers, Chill rollers, web-fed machines

E4C

Vorteile von E4C

  • Höchste Leistung – Leistungsstarke 220 W/cm im Standard-E2C-Lampenprofil von GEW für die anspruchsvollsten Druckanwendungen
  • Einfache Wartung – Entworfen für schnelles, einfaches Auswechseln der Lampen und leichtes Ersetzen des Reflektors ohne Zerbrechen der Wasserschlösser
  • Flexibilität – E2C-, E4C- und LeoLED-Kassetten passen alle in das gleiche Gehäuse für eine ultimative Flexibilität der Druckpresseneinstellung und für kostengünstige Upgrades von bestehenden Systemen
  • Maximale Maschinenproduktivität – Schnellstart-Lampentechnologie, proaktives Vermeiden von ungeplanten Ausfallzeiten durch das System, gleichbleibende Hochgeschwindigkeitshärtung
  • 5 Jahre Garantie – schützt gegen ungeplante Wartungskosten
  • Optionen – Dotierte Lampen (Fe, Ga), Anpassungsmöglichkeit für spezielle Anwendungen, Inert-Atmosphärenhärtung, Mehrpunkt-UV-Überwachung

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Product category: UV dryers (conventional and LED), UV curing testing devices, UV measuring devices / light measuring devices, Sheet-fed offset printing machines with perfecting capability, Sheet-fed offset printing machines without perfecting capability, Sheet-fed offset printing machines UV, Commercial web offset machines for continuous printing, Web-fed printing machines – flexible substrates, Sheet-fed flexographic printing machines, Wide-web flexographic printing machines, Narrow-web flexographic printing machines, Letterpress printing machines – web-fed, Web-fed gravure printing machines, Web-fed hybrid printing machines, Inkjet, Web-fed inkjet printing systems, Digital finishing, Printing machines for label printing, Laboratory printing machines, Coating machines, Machines for label printing, Process monitoring and control, Predictive maintenance, Dryers, IR/dry air dryers, IR/hot air dryers, IR dryers, infrared dryers, Chill rollers, web-fed machines

LeoLED Standard

Vorteile von LeoLED-Standard

  • Druck auf Plastik – UV-LED-Polymertinten ermöglichen das erfolgreiche Drucken auf fast allen Bestandsarten.
  • Schärfere Punkte und leuchtende Farben – Die LEDs von GEW sorgen für schärfere Punkte, leuchtendere Farben und ein qualitativ besseres fertiges Produkt.
  • Keine Markierungen oder Kratzer, kein Dichtungsstoff mehr – UV-LED-Tinten und Lacke werden direkt nach der LED-Lampe zu 100 % gehärtet. Da die Tinten sofort getrocknet werden, entstehen keinerlei Markierungen mehr auf den Bögen oder während des Verbesserungsprozesses.
  • Sofortiges Trocknen für schnellere Auftragsabwicklung – Die sofortige Trocknung der Tinten ermöglicht ein sofortiges Beenden und eine viel schnellere Auslieferung von Aufträgen.
  • 100-% UV-Verfügbarkeit – Der Drucker wartet nie auf die UV-Lampen, da das sofortige An-/Ausschalten der LEDs von GEW bedeutet, dass kein Aufwärmen oder Abkühlen notwendig ist.
  • Keine Wärme – Anders als H-UV oder traditionelle Quecksilberlampen strahlen LEDs sehr wenig Infrarotwärme in Richtung des Substrats aus.

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Product category: UV dryers (conventional and LED), UV curing testing devices, UV measuring devices / light measuring devices, Sheet-fed offset printing machines with perfecting capability, Sheet-fed offset printing machines without perfecting capability, Sheet-fed offset printing machines UV, Commercial web offset machines for continuous printing, Web-fed printing machines – flexible substrates, Sheet-fed flexographic printing machines, Wide-web flexographic printing machines, Narrow-web flexographic printing machines, Letterpress printing machines – web-fed, Web-fed gravure printing machines, Web-fed hybrid printing machines, Inkjet, Web-fed inkjet printing systems, Digital finishing, Printing machines for label printing, Laboratory printing machines, Coating machines, Machines for label printing, Process monitoring and control, Predictive maintenance, Dryers, IR/dry air dryers, IR/hot air dryers, IR dryers, infrared dryers, Chill rollers, web-fed machines

LeoLED-Kassette

Vorteile der LeoLED-Kassette

  • Schnelleres Härten – Die branchenführende Dosisleistung der LeoLED unterstützt die schnellsten Druckgeschwindigkeiten auf dem Markt.
  • Drucken ohne Begrenzung – Nicht unterstützte Folien, Sleeves/Hüllen und andere feine Materialien können ohne Hitzeschäden bearbeitet werden.
  • Reduzierter Stromverbrauch – Die höhere Effizienz der LEDs und das sofortige An-/Ausschalten ermöglichen typischerweise Stromeinsparungen über 50 % (im Vergleich mit einem ganz neuen UV-Bogensystem).
  • Erhöhte Betriebszeit der Maschine – Keine beweglichen Teile für geringe Wartung und kein Aufwärmen/Abkühlen bedeuten weniger in Zusammenhang mit UV stehende Ausfallzeiten = bessere Produktivität der Presse.
  • Längste LED-Garantie – GEW gibt eine Garantie von bis zu 3 Jahren, unabhängig von der Betriebsdauer.
  • Kein Ozon, kein Quecksilber – Die LEDs von GEW erzeugen kein Ozon, es sind also keine Luftablassung erforderlich.

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07 Apr 2021

virtual.drupa EVENT: UV System Integration – getting it right the first time - 15.20 - 15.50 CET on 20th April

Ultraviolet curing is a broad purpose manufacturing tool that rapidly polymerizes film and plate extrusions as well as inks, coatings, and adhesives applied to diverse material substrates and constructions often in the form of sheets, webs, assemblies, and fully formed products. This presentation addresses the design and integration process used by GEW to expertly fit mercury arc, LED, and excimer curing systems onto both new and existing production lines while simultaneously minimizing downtime and disruption. Specific UV converting applications relevant to drupa attendees and IoT technology, such as UV system remote monitoring, will also be discussed. Join us at 15.20 - 15.50 CET on 20th April (14.20 - 14.50 BST).

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07 Apr 2021

virtual.drupa EVENT: GEW LeoLED – Bringing down the old 'UV establishment' - 11.20 - 11.50 CET on 21st April

LED is changing the world of UV curing and now GEW, one of the largest UV curing system providers in the world, has entered the sheetfed offset market for the first time. Delivering more UV dose per $ than any competitor, GEW’s LeoLED transforms historical LED cost-performance expectations. It is cheaper than arc UV, warrantied up to 5 years, supported globally and monitored 24/7 by GEW’s IoT remote monitoring service. Find out why the 'UV establishment' cannot stop talking about GEW… join us at 11.20 - 11.50 CET on 21st April (10.20 - 10.50 BST).

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01 Apr 2021

Compelling reasons to retrofit your offset press with LeoLED UV

There are many compelling reasons to retrofit a UV LED curing system to your sheetfed offset press. However, many printers have common questions to ask… is it expensive?… how does the ROI shape up?… how will it fit my press?… how long does it take to fit?… does it really save energy?… will it increase productivity?… and will it increase my margin?… the list goes on.

In this video, which first aired at Printing United’s Digital Experience on the Commercial Offset day, GEW’s Robert Rae & Jennifer Heathcote answer these questions. Additionally, a sample range of GEW customers offer their informed viewpoint, having worked directly with GEW UV LED systems in their print shops.

Watch the video on our website to get the answers.

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01 Apr 2021

RMGT announces UV LED partnership with GEW

RYOBI MHI Graphic Technology Ltd. (RMGT) has announced the introduction of GEW’s LeoLED system as its factory-fitted UV curing solution for new sheetfed offset machines, with immediate effect. RMGT pioneered UV LED technology and introduced the world’s first LED curing system for sheetfed printing at drupa in 2008. This original innovation started a slow revolution for the printing industry, one that is now gathering an ever-increasing pace.

In pursuit of continuous technology improvement and after many months of assessment of all major UV LED manufacturers, RMGT formally adopted the high performance GEW product as its definitive new solution.

Katsushi Hirokawa, President at RMGT, explains the decision in detail: “RMGT is committed to building relationships of trust with customers, peripheral device manufacturers and all others involved in the industry. We continually work with our partners to refine and perfect technologies, and to bring innovative new products to the world of printing. Inspired by this corporate philosophy, we have pioneered LED UV and it is our in-depth experience and knowledge of this technology that has enabled us to make a sound judgment about our future UV curing partner.”

The foundations of this new partnership were formed in 2018, following GEW’s drive into the sheetfed offset market. GEW is well known for its established, global dominance in the label and narrow web arena. The expertise gained from 30 years in this sector, and experience supporting all the major machine manufacturers, provided a strong base from which to expand into the offset business. The 2019 introduction of GEW’s compact, high performance LeoLED UV curing system, which is perfectly suited to sheetfed applications, drew attention from RMGT’s distribution network and this ultimately led to the first test installation at the company’s headquarters in Hiroshima, in early 2020. The LeoLED system was exhaustively tested on several presses, in multiple configurations and the results surpassed all existing performance criteria.

Robert Rae, Managing Director of Sales at GEW, comments: “This announcement affirms GEW as the leading supplier globally for UV LED curing systems. Our latest LeoLED system offers a very high power and is used in one form for all markets and applications. This means that it is produced in high volumes, bringing outstanding reliability at a highly competitive cost. In a sheetfed environment, GEW’s Modular Lamp Array (MLA) allows any number of lamps to be positioned and quickly moved anywhere throughout the press. This means the same LeoLED product can be used for low, medium and high-performance applications but arranged in single, double or triple MLA configuration dependent upon the application and speed requirements – always guaranteeing performance. It is this concept that appealed to RMGT, both for ultimate reliability and for the flexibility of configurations across their wide range of presses.”

Reliability was paramount for RMGT when choosing a new UV partner. GEW have built a reputation for engineering and manufacturing UV systems to exacting standards, assembling and fully testing every UV system before despatch. But, unique to GEW, an IoT remote monitoring system reports all running conditions live and for the full-service history of the system. Service support specialists can easily detect and correct out of tolerance parameters and send remote updates anywhere in the world, guaranteeing the fastest and most precise service response in the industry.

The ability to easily adapt system configurations was a key consideration for RMGT. Gary Doman, International Sales Manager for Sheetfed at GEW, explains the company’s solution: “Multiple lamps are a requirement in more complex applications and being able to move lamps around the press is a huge advantage for various processes. GEW lamps are designed with this in mind and users can easily move lamps from the delivery to any interdeck position and back again. For coatings and other more demanding applications, the ‘Modular Lamp Array’ is used and offers more power, exactly where and when it is needed.”

Robert Rae summarises the new partnership: “GEW are proud to have been selected as the new UV LED partner of RMGT. We have a long history of producing reliable, high performance products and our fast, friendly and flexible approach to business has kept customers loyal to us over many years. We sincerely hope to continue this tradition with such a prestigious, highly regarded company as RMGT and to serve their customers as our own.”

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23 Mar 2021

30-year milestone for GEW

UV curing specialists GEW are celebrating their 30th Anniversary this month. GEW was formed in March 1991 by Gillian and Malcolm Rae, with the stated objective to ‘provide the narrow web label market with compact and efficient UV curing systems.’

Today, GEW designs and manufactures mercury arc and LED UV curing systems for applications all across the printing, coating and converting industries. With headquarters in the UK and subsidiaries in Germany and the United States, the company serves an international customer base with sales, service and support available worldwide.

In the early years GEW developed UV systems for a range of label printing machines, and the success of these first models enabled the business to grow rapidly. Between 1992 and 1999 the company repeatedly relocated into larger premises and developed the product range further. GEW quickly became identified with UV curing systems on narrow web printing machines. Sales at that point were mostly direct with original equipment manufacturer (OEM) accounts, based mainly in Europe.

In 1999 GEW were awarded the Queen’s Award for Export Achievement, having doubled export sales in the preceding three years. In the same year GEW established their USA subsidiary operation, GEW Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio to service the Americas. A further subsidiary office in Germany and a worldwide network of distributors and agents completes the group.

2012 saw the company’s latest move, this time to a purpose built, state-of-the-art production facility near London Gatwick in West Sussex, UK. Founders Malcolm and Gillian Rae remain involved in running the organisation with the same enthusiasm and commitment with which they began in 1991. Adding to this strength, their son and daughter have also taken active, guiding roles within the company.

In more recent years GEW has continued to grow significantly, opening a second production factory in the UK and expanding the product line-up to include world-leading UV LED solutions. Expansion into adjacent UV application areas has also continued, with GEW now a major force in sheetfed offset, wide web converting and large scale industrial UV solutions. Even during the recent pandemic GEW has been recruiting and with the core products more reliable and in higher demand than ever, the future looks bright for the Europe’s leading UV curing provider.

Malcolm Rae comments: “The future of GEW is in many capable hands, supporting our customers and developing innovative new products to maintain our leading position in the industry. Today, GEW equipment is used on many of the world’s most advanced printing machines and our products are highly regarded for their standard of engineering, reliability and performance.” He concludes:  “Our fast, friendly and flexible approach has kept customers loyal to us over many years. As testimony to this, our first-ever customer is still buying from us today.”

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23 Mar 2021

GEW appoints new distributor for Italy

With immediate effect, UV curing systems manufacturer GEW will be fully represented for Sales and Service in Italy by Fornietic srl. GEW’s existing service partner for Italy, Spark Solutions, will support Fornietic and continue to provide the same high standard of field technical support as before. However, all customer relations will be managed through Fornietic srl, as the sole point of customer contact for Italy.

Established in Milan in 1979, Fornietic has since built a strong reputation in the printing industry. Following a strategic move to diversify its range back in 2004, the company now represents many major brands including Kocher+Beck, Herma, Tesa, Durst, Cheshire and Polywest. The Fornietic group is made up of four companies: Fornietic, Flexolution, Fleximpianti and Lirmaprint. Employing over 40 people in two sites at Cornaredo and Piemonte, the vast majority of its staff are dedicated to technical support and customer service.

Mario Marchi, Sales Director at Fornietic, defines the company’s unique status in the market: “We are the only Italian company able to supply almost every product that the printing industry needs. We range from flexible dies to self-adhesive materials, from anilox rolls to flexo and magnesium plates, from printing sleeves to flexo tapes, all with the best technical assistance… and now, of course, we can offer our customers the best LED and UV curing technology available.”

Fornietic will stock a comprehensive range of GEW spare parts, for rapid delivery across the country. A team of four Field Service Technicians, led by Leonardo Roberti and ex-GEW Engineer Marco Nardo of Spark Solutions, will be dedicated to providing a faster and more comprehensive support package to customers. At the same time Franco Pagano, GEW’s highly experienced and well regarded sales manager for the region, will continue to support sales activities and will be regularly travelling to visit customers across Italy. Mario Marchi highlights the new formation: “From now on GEW customers can expect more engagement, faster support, and a large expansion of UV expertise that is readily available on their doorstep.”

In Italy, GEW is already well-known and Fornietic has a solid reputation built over the past 40 years. Fornietic’s Managing Director, Christian Colombo, comments: “We are well aware that the GEW name is renowned for quality and reliability. For us, starting to work with GEW means, more than any other word, responsibility. We are aware of the exceptional work that has been done to make GEW the world leader of the market, and we are proud to have the opportunity to make GEW the undisputed leader of UV and LED technology in Italy.”  He adds: “By coming together with GEW, we will bring significant benefits to our customers. They will have the most responsive and fastest support, skilled technicians and a team that is very focused on customer needs.”

Robert Rae, Managing Director of Sales at GEW, comments: “We are very excited to begin working with Mario, Christian and the team at Fornietic, who are renowned for their professionalism, technical expertise and strong customer service. From the first meeting it was clear that we shared a fast and flexible approach to business, with open and honest communication. GEW have a good reputation and strong customer base in Italy but required a more dynamic and professional partner in this competitive market. We are very confident Fornietic fit that mould and we look forward to a long and successful relationship.”

Rae concludes: “We will strengthen our existing customer base and lead the transition of the web market to LED whilst also venturing into newer markets such as sheetfed offset and specialist industrial printing applications.”

The team at Fornietic are at your service, and look forward to hearing from you soon.

Contact details for Fornietic:

Mario Marchi, Sales Director | E: mario@fornietic.com

Leonardo Roberti, Sales & Service, UV | E: l.roberti@fornietic.com

Fornietic s.r.l, Via Merendi, 42 – Cornaredo (MI), Italia.

T: +39.02.93568318 | W: www.fornietic.com

Contact details for GEW:

Franco Pagano, Manager, Southern Europe | E: fpagano@gewuv.com

GEW (EC) Limited, Crompton Way, Crawley, RH10 9QR, United Kingdom.

T: +44 (0)1737 824 500 | W: www.gewuv.it

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10 Mar 2021

Compelling reasons to upgrade your press with LeoLED

There are many compelling reasons to upgrade a press with UV LED. In this latest video, GEW’s Managing Director of Sales, Robert Rae, and President of GEW Inc, Brian Wenger, discuss the benefits of using LED UV curing technology in label and web printing.

The predominant UV curing technology used in flexographic label and web printing has been based upon mercury arc systems for many years. However, the adoption of LED technology is quickly gathering pace and the cost of switching to LED has greatly reduced in recent years.

This is particularly true of GEW systems, partly due to the introduction in 2019 of GEW’s highly economical LeoLED® system. Another key factor is GEW’s interchangeable, cassette-based ArcLED hybrid platform, which enables cassettes to be changed from arc to LED and vice versa, in under a minute. This enables a printer to operate both technologies in any combination on the same press, to suit the individual job at hand.

Moreover, any printer using the ArcLED platform with a GEW RHINO power supply can simply upgrade to LED by interchanging cassettes and adding a chiller unit for the water-cooled LED lampheads. This represents the most affordable route to LED printing available to label and web printers, anywhere in the market.

The video also includes many compelling insights from printers who work with GEW arc and LED curing systems, on a wide variety of presses. Watch it on our site now at https://www.gewuv.com/compelling-reasons-to-upgrade-your-press-with-leoled/

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01 Feb 2021

GEW introduces Excimer UV mattifying system

GEW has announced the launch of its EXC Excimer UV lamp system. EXC utilises dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) lamps to produce quasi-monochromatic vacuum ultraviolet radiation, typically at 172nm. This radiation is commonly used for mattification of surface coatings where the elimination of matting agents can significantly improve stain resistance and durability of the final product. Gloss levels down to 2 GU can easily be achieved and the extremely high efficiency lamps only require 5W/cm input power. Instant on/off switching enables customers to switch between high gloss (80 GU or higher) and matt finish products in seconds.

Other applications include modification of surface tension for improved adhesion, or surface cleaning for semiconductor and medical industries.

Robert Rae, Managing Director of Sales at GEW, adds detail: “GEW Excimer lamps can be produced in widths from 12cm up to 230cm and at up to 30mW/cm2 peak irradiance, the GEW system is one of the most powerful systems available worldwide. 222nm and 308nm variants are available and lamps can be custom integrated to the customer’s specific application, including provision for all required nitrogen inerting and control. They can also be seamlessly integrated into the wider GEW UV systems which may be required for pre-gelling and post-cure, so that GEW can provide a turnkey curing or cleaning solution for any process.”

Rae continues: “Excimer technology for mattification eliminates the need for coatings to have additive mattifying agents. These agents, often mixed on site, can introduce significant variability and time to the coating process, which is completely eliminated with Excimer. In addition, the finished product is susceptible to “polishing” during further processing and often has poor physical and chemical durability. Again Excimer coatings, with their 100% solid content, increase hardness, stain resistance and give preferable haptics (soft touch). Further, pre-gelling the coatings with a UV LED lamp prior to Excimer exposure allows for some control over the granularity and gloss level of the result, which gives additional process consistency and flexibility.” Excimer technology for mattification eliminates the need for coatings to have additive mattifying agents.

It is imperative to use nitrogen inerting with mattifying Excimer systems to ensure homogenous irradiance and prevent the generation of excess ozone. GEW has a long history of producing reliable and efficient inert gas curing chambers for a wide variety of large-scale industrial applications, and GEW’s latest generation of inerting systems have been precisely developed to allow easy access for webbing up and maintenance. Controlled and monitored through GEW’s touchscreen control, customers can rest assured of a rugged, wellengineered solution.

The new Excimer lamphead is built to GEW’s usual exacting standards, using state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques, for robust performance and reliability. GEW’s experienced installation engineers also ensure rigorous adherence to international safety standards, wherever in the world the installation takes place. Furthermore, GEW deliver a complete integrated UV curing system including the lampheads, cooling equipment, power supply and user control systems resulting in the most reliable, cost-effective UV solution available and supported worldwide.

For more information on Excimer, visit: https://www.gewuv.com/products/excimer-systems/exc-system/

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About us

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The history of GEW starts in 1991. GEW designs and manufactures mercury arc and LED UV curing systems for the printing, coating and converting industries. With headquarters in Great Britain and subsidiaries in Germany and the United States, the company today serves an international customer base with sales, service and support available worldwide.

Find out more on our website at https://www.gewuv.com/about-gew-uv/history-of-gew/

Our product range displayed on this page is not a full representation of our extended product range. For more information on each of our products and the periphery products we have available, such as IR cassettes, mUVms, remote monitoring equipment etc., please contact one of our sales team.

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Foundation 1991