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New Aetek UV Genie System Increases Peak Irradiance, Reduces Heat

Press release from the issuing company

Romeoville, IL, October 2003—Aetek UV Systems has begun shipping their new UV Genie System—a high-performance ultraviolet curing system designed for both flexographic and lithographic printing and converting. The compact UV Genie System is sized to fit most presses, with lamps available from 9 to 27 inches. In announcing the new product, Aetek UV Systems general manager Tom Becker commented: “The Aetek UV Genie System utilizes innovative lamp technology, which delivers 50 percent more peak irradiance to the substrate while reducing web temperatures by 55 percent or as much as 45°F at maximum power. Equally important, power consumption has been halved, thereby reducing temperatures at the web by 55 percent. Removing the Aetek UV Genie for servicing requires no tools; the lamp module is simply pulled from its case. Mercury, gallium or iron doped bulbs are available to meet specific applications, and either reflective or dichroic coated shutter liners may be specified.” The versatility of the Aetek UV Genie System makes it suitable for thin films running at slow press speeds, yet permits developing the necessary curing power for fast web speeds. Both modular variable power and multistep constant wattage power supplies are available. Aetek UV Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Ultraviolet Company, a leader in ultraviolet curing technologies since 1960. For more than 35 years, Aetek UV Systems has provided ultraviolet curing systems for narrow- through wide-web printing, as well as industrial applications. Aetek UV Systems products find broad application in label, folding carton, flexible packaging, and metal decorating applications involving flexography, offset, rotogravure, and digital inkjet printing. Industrial applications include flooring, pipe and wood coating.