RYOBI MHI Graphic Technology Ltd. (RMGT), Japan, a provider of presses, has announced the introduction of GEW’s LeoLED system as its factory-fitted UV curing solution for new sheetfed offset machines. RMGT introduced the world’s first LED curing system for sheetfed printing at drupa in 2008.
In pursuit of continuous technology improvement and after many months of assessment of all major UV LED manufacturers, RMGT formally adopted the high performance GEW product as its new solution. GEW, with offices in the UK, US and Germany, designs and manufactures Arc and UV LED curing systems.
The foundations of this new partnership were formed in 2018, following GEW’s drive into the sheetfed offset market. GEW is well known for its established, global dominance in the label and narrow web arena. The expertise gained from 30 years in this sector – and experience supporting all the major machine manufacturers – provided a strong base from which to expand into the offset business. The 2019 introduction of GEW’s compact, high performance LeoLED UV curing system, which is suited to sheetfed applications, drew attention from RMGT’s distribution network and this ultimately led to the first test installation at the company’s headquarters in Hiroshima, in early 2020. The LeoLED system was exhaustively tested on several presses, in multiple configurations and the results surpassed all existing performance criteria.
Robert Rae, managing director of sales at GEW, explained that the announcement affirms GEW as the leading supplier globally for UV LED curing systems. Its latest LeoLED system offers a very high power and is used in one form for all markets and applications. This means that it is produced in high volumes, bringing outstanding reliability at a highly competitive cost.
For more information, visit www.gewuv.com.