LED IT BE! in the Netherlands

Nieuw-Vennep, Netherlands - Last week, Deltabach opened its doors for over 35 industry professionals from 21 of the leading print shops to see Air Motion Systems, Inc. (AMS) XP9(17w) LED UV printing live. The ‘LED IT BE’ Open House showcased five make-readies with AMS LED UV on a variety of substrates ranging from 40 g/m2 to 360 g/m2. 

Since retrofitting AMS LED UV onto its 4-color Heidelberg CX 102-4-L press last year, Deltabach has experienced an 18% conversion increase and a 20% press speed increase due to running each job at up to 16,500 sheets per hour without a coater. “This doesn’t just mean we can promise better turnaround times to our customers,” explains Deltabach Director, Marc de Jong. “It has a major impact on our pressroom practice. Previously, on turn-and-tumble work, especially where uncoated or smooth papers were involved, the operator would output 8 plates because the job would have to wait – maybe overnight, or even longer – before the piles could be turned and put back through the press. Of course, then another 10 minutes would be lost in getting the settings back to the correct levels… now we just turn and go ahead. If you try to quantify that – it’s amazing. It also gives another dimension to our planning because the timings have become predictable.”

Carsten Barlebo, European Managing Director for AMS says: “Deltabach’s experience is a perfect example of how the AMS LED UV solution can improve performance at the press and how this, in turn, can energize the entire production process. In addition to being entirely mercury-free, another important advantage of the AMS solution is our patented Dynamic Collimation system, which allows Total Flexible Lamp Positioning within the press and makes it the right choice for retro-fitting and re-commissioning as required. For all printers, this means that the investment in AMS LED UV can easily move to a recently acquired new or used press.”

Air Motion Systems, Inc. (AMS) is the world’s leading manufacturer of high power UV and LED UV curing systems for the print industry with a worldwide network that specializes in AMS LED UV technology. AMS is exhibiting at Drupa 2016 in Hall 14, Stand 71. For more information on AMS and LED UV visit www.airmotionsystems.com or email info@airmotionsystems.com.

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