Autobond to Launch Two New Inkjet Spot UV Machines at drupa
Finally, the sheets pass under a cold curing LED UV lamp, which uses only 20 percent of the power of a standard lamp and lasts twice as long, as well as generating no ozone. The machine can laminate and spot varnish at 35 meters per min (4,700 SRA3 sheets per hour).
Since the first machine was launched in May 2011, Autobond has experienced enormous global demand and to date machines have been installed in the U.K., the United States, and Holland.
According to Gilmore, demand for larger size versions of the machine has been high, which is why the company is developing the B2 landscape version, set to be launched between drupa and Christmas 2012. He says, “Almost as soon as we had announced the launch of the 36 SUV I started receiving phone calls asking when we’d be developing a larger B2 landscape version of the machine. The demand has been staggering.”
On a Mini 74 TPH-74 SUV-S line, sheets up to 74 cm in width should be laminated and spot varnished inline at up to 70 metres per minute, extending the machine’s potential for litho printers and other markets.
The 52 SUV-SDF has been developed to meet the short run demand for an entry-level inkjet spot UV machine. This offline machine has a maximum sheet size of 52 x 74 cm and features automatic, continuous-run, top loading feeding.
Autobond’s inkjet spot UV technology reflects the manufacturer’s thorough understanding of businesses’ needs for a high-level of productivity and a strong return on investment. Visitors to the Autobond stand at drupa will be able to see for themselves how the company’s ability to adapt and innovate is keeping customers at the forefront of finishing.
Autobond is one of the world's leading manufacturers of sheet-fed film laminators, both thermal and water-based, and is a major supplier of thermal and water-based films and manufacturer of adhesives, which can be used on most makes of laminator. The company has customers in more than 160 countries.