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DRAABE to show Air Humidification Systems to Graph Expo 2007

Press release from the issuing company

July 31, 2007 -- DRAABE, the world’s leading manufacturer of humidification systems, will be displaying its full line of state-of-the-art air humidification systems for all printing applications (such as prepress, printing plant, and storage) and discussing how its systems can provide higher press and plant per-formances, lower operating costs, and enhanced health protection at Graph Expo 2007, which will be held in McCormick Place in Chicago from Sept. 9-12, 2007. DRAABE will be located at Booth 1663.
“We look forward to meeting show-goers at Graph Expo to explain to them how our humidification systems can provide an array of important benefits,” says Wafik Kouchouk, DRAABE’s Director of Sales. ““Constant optimum air humidity is the most important climatic parameter for high print quality and trouble free production. We invite show-goers to com-pare and contrast less beneficial systems, such as steam or compressed air humidifiers, against our superior high-pressure humidification sys-tems.”
The products to be displayed and fully-functional include:
a) Three different versions of the state-of-the-art high-pressure TurboFog:
- TurboFog 4, designed for prepress or offices with low ceilings
- TurboFog 8/16, designed for print shops, production, storage with high humidification requirements
- TurboFog 32, designed for areas with high ceilings and highest humidification requirements
b) PerPur water treatment system for humidifiers and process water
c) HighPur high-pressure pulsation system
The DRAABE high-pressure air humidification TurboFog system features a pulsating hydraulic flow and special titanium nozzles that atomize the water to a micro-fine aerosol directly in the room. Not only is this proce-dure very energy efficient, it is also quiet and absolutely drip free. The air humidity is controlled by a precision hydrostat. The atomization is acti-vated as soon as the air humidity falls below the set optimum value. Only highly pure, de-mineralized water from a reverse osmosis unit integrated in the DRAABE System is used in order to ensure hygienic and trouble-free operation of the air humidification system.
For trouble-free, 100 % hygienic air humidification, the DRAABE PerPur reverse osmosis plant produces ultra-clean, partially desalinated water. A variety of sizes and an extensive accessories range allow flexible cus-tomization to handle specific tasks. 
“Our system is able to protect an employee’s health at a printer’s plant,” says Kouchouk. “The DRAABE water supply is in an enclosed circulatory system. For hygienic and reliable operation only pure, de-mineralized water is used, which is provided by means of an integrated reverse os-mosis system. The pure water produced here can be used optionally as standard process water for printing presses.”
At the heart of all DRAABE high-pressure nozzle systems is the HighPur high-pressure pulsation system that generates the required hydraulic flow and permits drip-free atomization of the pure water. In order to ensure maximum health protection, the humidifier water in the circuit is continu-ously de-germinated in an electric bioreactor during operation. An addi-tional automatic flush system for the pipe network ensures the water is always fresh, even if the plant is shut down for a lengthy period of time. The system is installed complete in a portable mini-container, which is simply replaced during servicing.
“When air humidity drops to critical levels in printing shops, a whole host of problems can occur, such as paper warpage, electrostatic charging, restricted machine runability, and production stops that incur avoidable costs frequently associated with an insufficient level of air humidity,” says Kouchouk. “Printers need to choose carefully and compare features be-fore installing a humidification system. They must look at their plant, the type of equipment being used, their employee’s health concerns, per-formance and maintenance of the different air humidification system, and power consumption usage. Making a knowledgeable decision by compar-ing the various systems on the market is critical.”
Compare systems at Graph Expo
“Installing a new humidification system is a big decision,” says Kouchouk. “But by visiting our booth at Graph Expo and comparing the different sys-tems on the market, a printer can make a wise and educated decision. Many printers are choosing to install high pressure nozzle systems, such as our TurboFog.”