IST METZ to Showcase Efficient, High-Performance Green Products at drupa
The shell of the playing pieces is made from Tyvek, an extremely durable material that proves difficult to process using conventional printing procedures. However, with UV, this has become the starting point for surprising, new applications. The use of UV technology ensures there is a consistently high print quality and facilitates immediate processing of the end results,while using less material and requiring lower levels of energy.
New, energy-saving product series
Visitors to the stand will also be able to find out about the two new product series from IST: The BLK-6 is a newly developed UV system, designed to meet application requirements in rotary printing. When compared to conventional UV systems, extraordinary progress has been made in drying performance here without any increase in UV lamp output. This means greater productivity with reduced operating costs.
The intelligent IPS control system governs all functions and components of the UV system. The BLK-6 systems are fitted with a UV online sensor as standard, which is integrated into the UV unit and facilitates the measurement of UV radiated power.
The BLK-6 is also extraordinarily efficient. Instead of three BLK-2 type units (with 200 W/cm) as before, now the same excellent drying results can be achieved with just two new BLK-6 units (with 180 W/cm). Operating costs have been considerably lowered thanks to a significant reduction in current consumption.
New products for label printing
IST METZ is also focussing on the efficient use of energy in label printing with the innovative UV system MBS-6. Thanks to the completely redesigned URS Duo reflector geometry, just one lamp output of 120 W/cm is required to achieve the same drying results as those from lamp outputs up to 200 W/cm. The energy saved has a direct impact on the customer’s electricity bill.
“This has been possible due to optimally designed control systems, a new reflector geometry and, of course, the use of highly efficient UV lamps in the drying units,” says Jaegers.