From 3rd to 16th May 2012 Drupa opens its doors in Düsseldorf – and the international printing industry flocks at the Rhine to see the novelties and trends for the graphic industry.
The Hönle Group, represented by their printing specialists Hönle, Eltosch and PrintConcept, will showcast their unique portfolio of UV, UV-LED and IR/HA drying systems. In hall 6, booth D30, the companies will show their established products as well as cutting-edge novelties.
Hightech UV dryers made by Hönle
Dr. Hönle AG is the head of Hönle Group and a worldwide acknowledged specialist for UV technology. At Drupa Hönle shows their huge repertoire of UV dryers and UV drying systems:
A downright all-rounder for classical UV curing is the approved UVAPRINT series. These compact-sized high-performance dryers can be integrated in almost any manufacturing process. They guarantee optimal curing of inks and varnishes even at highest rates of production. UVAPRINT-units are apt for web-shaped and three-dimensional drying processes.
Hönle‘s pureUV convinces by its highly intensive irradiation. Its patented reflector geometry effectively filters out undesirable IR irradiation and thus enables the printing on temperature sensitive substrates. PureUV has got a conveniently compact size. Its “quick change” cassette makes it particularly easy to handle.
New! The Hönle jetCURE-series has been especially developed for wide-format inkjet printing applications. These high-performance UV dryers (up to 240W/cm) permit excellent curing results and enhanced printing quality – even at high printing speeds.
jetCure units are equipped with dichroic reflectors for temperature-sensitive materials and are available with lamp spectra to suit the specific ink. Customization goes without saying!
UV-LED – the future has begun
In addition to coventional UV dryers Hönle offers a broad spectrum of UV-LED units. The one which is generally used for printing applications is the LED Powerline. This high-performance array can be perfectly used for pinning and final curing in inkjet printing. The LED Powerline is available in wavelengths of 365/375/385/395/405nm and can be perfectly adapted to any inkjet application. The length of the array is variable in 40-mm steps and can be extended up to > 100 cm, just as the customer requires. Due to its small size and low weight the LED Powerline fits into even smallest spaces.
In the coming years, the UV-LED technology will gain more and more importance, also for printing applications.
The Hönle Group is a given trailblazer for this important technology. We put a strong emphasis on research and on developing trend-setting curing solutions, always in close collaboration with chemical manufacturers.
Eltosch – Novelties for sheet-fed offset printing
The sheet-fed offset specialist of the group, Eltosch, is presenting its successful Light Guide UV module at Drupa 2012. An optimized reflector system and a unique design are at the core of this UV module's success. UV lamp power up to 240 W/cm offers the necessary power reserves for demanding curing tasks. With a radiation length of up to 2.400 mm, even the largest web widths are easy to handle.
The Light Guide UV module in combination with the Hönle EPS was granted the BG certificate for “Energy-minimized drying” in November 2009.
With more than 40 years of experience in IR/HA drying systems for sheet-fed offset printing, Eltosch has long been known as a technology expert in this field. The directly heated EcoDirect and EcoDirect smart jets are ground-breaking developments in terms of power, drying performance and efficiency.