AeroLED is a high power system for full cure, printing, coating and converting applications up to 60cm wide; it is also compatible with GEW’s renowned ArcLED system. Using the same fan and ducting arrangement as the industry standard E2C, customers have total flexibility to switch between arc and LED curing on any station. No filters are required due to the high redundancy, making maintenance a breeze and an AeroLED retrofit more cost effective than ever before. Moreover any customers with 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 an AeroLED system, air is extracted by a single centralised fan sited away from the press. There is no need for integrated fans or electronics in the individual lampheads, which eliminates the high pitched noise and risk of failure that these bring. AeroLED features the same LED chassis and core components as GEW’s LeoLED lamphead, for proven reliability. As with LeoLED, the lamphead has tough watertight seals to protect the LED modules from ingress and to make cleaning easy and safe. Every aspect of the design has been carefully considered to deliver robust performance and long-term reliability.
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 greatly reduced operating costs, printers upgrading to LED 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.
A further advantage of LED is its predictability and stability of UV output in the curing process. AeroLED delivers a step change in process control by ensuring stable UV output year after year, and eliminates the uncertainty of conventional UV lamps, reflectors and mechanisms to ensure consistent production quality. As is the case with all new GEW UV products, AeroLED uses GEW’s RHINO power supply and control range, for ultimate reliability with Industry 4.0 approved, IoT Remote Monitoring as standard.
|Max electrical power||53W / cm|
|Irradiance at window||18W / cm2*|
|Typical dose @ 100m / min||185mJ / cm2*|
|Standard cross section||110mm W x 190mm H|
|Standard max humidity||Non-condensing|
|Expected diode lifetime||>30,000 hours‡|
The prospect of retrofitting a busy, working press with a UV curing system can be daunting. How long will it take? How much production time will be lost? How will it affect the press? What if there are unforeseen problems? Will technical support be provided?
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