ACTEGA North America Technologies Inc., a member of ALTANA, has developed a novel bottle decorating system that rapidly applies beautiful, intricate bottle decorations for products like wine, beer, spirits, or other beverages and products packaged in bottles and jars. The system employs their unique Signite™ technology that applies pre-printed decorations with significantly reduced waste using a well-engineered applicator machine that ACTEGA developed. Recognizing early the importance of pre-treatment of the containers upstream of the decoration application, ACTEGA contracted INPRO to develop an add-on flame treating system to their applicator that could process up to 60 bottles per minute of all different bottle sizes up to 6” in diameter with 8” tall treat areas.
After providing consulting services to Armor Plastics in the development of their pilot line for coating and curing polycarbonate sheets, INPRO was then tapped to provide a complete dual tower UV system for the final full-scale production line. They needed turn-key support from experts capable of understanding their process, so INPRO offered them knowledgeable, reliable consulting resources and a completely integrated UV system along with start-up support that well-exceeded their expectations.
In early 2020, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, maker of some of the finest electric guitars in the world, began investigating the potential to decrease the cycle time on their guitar body undercoat line in their Corona, CA facility, while decreasing their Work In Progress (WIP) and reclaiming valuable factory floorspace that was otherwise occupied by countless racks of drying guitar bodies.
For decades, leading manufacturers have been using OmniCure for its innovative, simple-to-use, repeatable, and reliable UV curing technology in adhesives, coatings and inks. With a broad array of spot and area UV curing systems designed with LED and Lamp UV technology, customers can choose from a wide selection to meet the unique needs of their curing applications.
Simco-Ion is the world’s largest manufacturer of static control equipment, providing solutions for our leading manufacturer’s electrostatic needs since 1936. With colder weather approaching, we can expect an increase in static charges. Increased charges in a manufacturing process can cause product defects, costly downtime and be an operator safety concern. Simco-Ion offers devices to locate, monitor and control static charges.
Simco-Ion is the world’s largest manufacturer of static control equipment, providing solutions for our leading manufacturer’s electrostatic needs since 1936. The IQ Power Static Neutralizing System with Sensor Technology provides the highest ionization performance available. Designed for use in rugged industrial applications and leveraging many patented features, IQ Power contains technology to deliver complete monitoring intelligence along with configurable parameters to allow users to understand and control their static neutralization challenges.
Leading manufacturers use the OmniCure products for the innovative, simple-to-use, and reliable UV curing technology in their processes where repeatability is critical. OmniCure offers spot UV-LED and traditional UV lamp curing systems essential for achieving the highest product quality, rapid production and low manufacturing costs. The OmniCure S2000 system features a patented Closed-Loop Feedback Technology, which when combined with the R2000 Radiometer, ensures precision curing. The OmniCure LX500 LED system provides an intuitive user interface that can operate up to 4 LED heads for repeatable process. The compact and robust design of the OmniCure UV spot cure systems, combined with a broad selection of accessories, allow our customers to achieve the highest level of process control and consistency for their UV application.
April 8, 2020
CALL TO ACTION BELOW! INPRO engineers have been working around the clock in pursuit of a solution to one of our nation’s most pressing problems: healthcare workers being put at risk of infection because of a shortage of PPE, including N95 respirators. With the backing of the COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition (c19hcc.org ), INPRO has developed a system for disinfecting respirators that are in critically short supply.
SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 INDUSTRIAL PRINT MAGAZINE
UV LED curing is used throughout the print process to dry or cure anything from ink to coatings. It works very quickly compared to other curing processes like conventional UV and mercury arc lamps in addition to many other advantages. Consequently, the speed of curing allows for heat-sensitive and thinner materials to be used – unlike longer curing processes where a thinner material may melt – expanding application options. For manufacturers in different industry verticals, a customized UV LED curing solution is essential to increasing efficiencies in their organization.