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UV Technology for Newspaper Printing


IST METZ presents energy-efficient UV systems at World Publishing Expo

With the BLK-6, IST METZ GmbH will be showing the latest product development for newspaper printing at World Publishing Expo, which will take place from Oct. 7-9, 2013 in Berlin. Together with technotrans AG, the UV specialist presents innovative products and solutions at booth 1.2.450.

The BLK-6 is a newly developed UV drying system designed for web-fed printing. When compared to conventional UV systems, remarkable progress has been made in drying performance of the BLK®-6 without having to increase the 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. BLK-6 UV systems are equipped, as a standard, with a UV online sensor. This has made it possible for the first time to measure the UV radiated power of a UV system online. Compared to conventional UV systems, the process reliability has been increased considerably with this new feature.

The BLK-6 boasts of extremely high efficiency. Instead of the previous three BLK-2 type units with 200 W/cm, the same excellent drying results can now be achieved with just two new BLK-6 units with 180 W/cm. Operating costs have been considerably reduced thanks to the significant reduction in energy consumption.