At Labelexpo SEA, which will take place in Bangkok from 9 to 11 February 2023, UV system manufacturer IST METZ will be presenting its UV system MBS®c (Modular Modular System compact) for high curing requirements in label printing for the first time. The MBS®c is designed for mixed operation with LED-UV and is also prepared for a possible technology changeover to LED-UV. This means that the two different curing technologies can be easily combined on one machine.

The air-cooled MBS®c is based on a modular system and can be used variably. With a high output of 200 W/cm, the compact and powerful UV unit can be used wherever users place high demands on curing. The MBS®c has specially doped lamps whose ballasts are precisely matched to them. The URS® swivel reflectors used consist of so-called cold light mirrors with more than 60 different metal oxide layers. The particularly resistant reflectors are characterised by very long service lives and optimum heat management. URS® technology has a significantly higher reflectance than conventional reflectors.

Smart and simple

Like all new curing units from IST METZ, the modular MBS®c is equipped with the Smart Control system user interface. This makes system operation clear, easy to use and enables uncomplicated integration into the control system of all common types of printing presses.

The inner housing of the MBS®c with lamp, reflector and swivel drive can simply be inserted into the outer housing. All supply connections are automatically pluggable. The exhaust air volume and the air flow for cooling the unit have also been optimised to reduce soiling of the lamp and reflector. Machine downtimes can thus be reduced to a minimum.

IST METZ presents product portfolio for all cases

LED UV systems are predicted to have an annual growth potential of around 8 %. Together with its subsidiary IST Intech, which specialises in digital printing and industrial applications with its LED systems, IST METZ offers UV and LED solutions for all applications. Visitors to the UV specialist's stand at Labelexpo SEA can expect to see a comprehensive selection of the product portfolio.