Tresu, a leading provider of flexographic printing technology and coating solutions with more than 35 years of proven performance, introduced the third-generation coating circulator enabling sheetfed and web offset printers to save resources while exploiting high-speed coating, with full control and no the risk of micro-foaming and blisters.
Introducing a new range of opportunities in automation, connectivity and level- and pressure control, the new L10i Aqua/UV and L30i Combi G3 pushes the boundaries for automated high-quality coating operations in offset printing.
Offset coating applications will now benefit from high-quality coating with an increased product life and more efficient use of resources with less waste – increasing overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).
Henrik Kristensen, vice president, Tresu Ancillary explains, “The new L10i Aqua/UV and L30i Combi G3 opens new opportunities for controlling coating operations and is proof of our dedication to delivering benchmark solutions to the offset industry. It really pushes the boundaries for automation, level control and connectivity, but still features our proven pressure technology eliminating air and micro foaming. In short, with the new L10i Aqua/UV and L30i Combi G3 as a central part controlling your UV or water-based coating application you can now save resources and still deliver uniform high-speed coatings with creative, exciting effects – tactile as well as visually exciting – including coatings with micro-encapsulated scents”.
The built-in intelligence of the new L10i Aqua/UV and L30i Combi G3 features a range of control opportunities with automation and auto adjustments of – as well as recommendations and warnings for – coating pressure, tray level sensors, flow sensors, connected supply and waste level sensors as well as anilox temperature measurements.
Comprehensive data logging for Industry 4.0 operations and insights into statistics, hardware diagnostics, and maintenance recommendations are now possible – either hardwired to a PLC or by IP communication (OPC-UA or socket connection).
The new HMI secures that operators waste less time both in the start-up, but also operating the coating application, as the new graphical user interfaces with intuitive universal icons, signals, and colors easily guide operators through operations.
In case future features are needed and modes of operations change, new opportunities and a swift answer to seasonal shifts in brand owners’ design and volume of demand can be installed in the configurable software or implemented in the modular hardware of the new platform.
The L10i Aqua/UV and L30i Combi G3 is a superior 2-in-1 solution for both aqueous and UV coatings running in separate circuits and it can be operated as a stand-alone product or integrated inline into an existing print setup.