UK manufacturer reports record number of stand visitors
UV curing systems manufacturer GEW has highlighted an ‘exceptionally successful’ Labelexpo Europe, following the return of the exhibition after a four year interval. The company presented its full product range at the show, with a focus on its air-cooled UV LED system AeroLED, launched in 2022.
Robert Rae, GEW’s Managing Director of Sales, comments: “It was fantastic to return for the first time since 2019. The exhibition was exceptional for GEW, with a record number of visitors to our stand, and a very healthy order book to show for it. We displayed our full product range but UV LED was top of the agenda for most of our visitors.”
On-press presentations demonstrate impressive energy savings
GEW staged a series of on-press presentations at the exhibition, which demonstrated the substantial energy and cost savings that can be expected when upgrading the curing technology on a press, from conventional UV Arc to UV LED.
The presentations took place at the Mark Andy and Omet stands over the course of the four day show, and proved to be very popular. Many visitors were surprised by the impressive energy savings that were validated and displayed on large screens during each presentation… across the board, savings of over 70% were achieved in every case, when switching from Arc to LED.
GEW's series of on-press presentations demonstrated impressive UV LED savings.
Rae adds: “Our air-cooled AeroLED UV curing system was the subject of particular interest, and our ability to demonstrate this technology in action, live on OEM presses at the show, meant that we could clearly demonstrate the huge energy and cost savings that printers can expect with a switch to UV LED. We measured and published our energy consumption live, and were able to repeatedly demonstrate a 75% saving when compared to conventional UV arc technology.”
Over 150 GEW lamps in use across Labelexpo
GEW systems were the default choice UV for many flexo press manufacturers at Labelexpo, with the company’s equipment in use on machinery at ABG, Bobst, Gallus, Grafotronic, Lombardi, Mark Andy, Multitec, Nilpeter and Omet, among others.
Marcus Greenbrook, International Sales Director at GEW, remarks on this: “Each time I visit these exhibitions I am proud, but not surprised, to see that GEW systems are so widely chosen by so many manufacturers. There is no better recommendation we could ask for, and this omnipresence must also speak volumes to the show’s visitors.”