Air Motion Systems to Unveil XP7 Series LED-UV System at Print UV ConferenceFebruary 27, 2014
The XP7 Series is the newest generation, modular LED UV curing system available from AMS's award-winning PEAK LED-UV product family, and represents a 30 percent output improvement compared to its market-leading XP5 Series system first announced at drupa 2012, and in successful production at numerous printers around the world.
"The XP7 power class will accelerate adoption of LED drying for the fastest and most difficult applications in offset, flexo and digital," said Steve Metcalf, president and CEO of AMS. "With the XP7, UV LED curing intensity now exceeds that of even the most powerful conventional UV and High Wavelength/Low Energy UV lamps, providing improved, more consistent curing results without the side effects of warm-up, cool-down, heat, mercury, ozone and frequent bulb changes."
Positioned at the highest-end of the UV LED power range, the XP7 Series is capable of curing the heaviest coverages of inks and coating varnishes at top press speeds, and on the most difficult substrate materials, including poly films, metal-laminated stocks and specialty-treated papers at a fraction of the energy required of a conventional UV or IR/Hot Air dryer.
The XP7 utilizes AMS's patented PEAK LED-UV optical technology to deliver extremely high intensity curing within a dynamic working distance range up to 4" (100mm) away from the substrate, and at any format width, allowing fast adaptation to nearly any new or existing press on the market, and with the added flexibility to relocate a single LED module between a Printing Unit or an End of Press location, to meet multiple curing scenarios and production needs.
"Any commercial or packaging printer looking to invest in a UV sheetfed offset, web offset or flexo press today should put LED at the top of their priority list," said Hans Ulland, vice president of sales and co-founder of AMS. "Between productivity savings, heat savings and energy savings, the ROI is proven, it's incredibly fast and there is a striking comparison now between LED and conventional UV technology."
After undergoing a rigorous internal development and quality testing program, the XP7 has been in production with early customers and OEM partners since the middle of last year with results exceeding expectations. The XP7 will be offered alongside AMS' existing XP5 Series LED UV system, offering customers a choice of multiple power classes depending on the difficulty and/or speed of their applications.
AMS will highlight the XP7 Series LED UV printing system at the upcoming Print UV 2014 conference beginning this weekend on March 2nd at the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas, and will have customers, ink manufacturers and OEM partners on hand to attest to the results, along with numerous printed samples on display.
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AMS designs and manufactures next-generation conventional UV and LED UV curing systems and related accessories that can be found in the world's most advanced original equipment and in daily use at many of the world's leading printing and packaging companies. AMS currently leads the industry with its next generation, scalable, high-power PEAK LED-UV curing systems and SMART-UV conventional UV systems, which provide high-intensity, energy-efficient drying for a new era of printing and finishing ranging from digital to flexo to offset.
Source: Air Motion Systems.