GSE Dispensing will showcase an automated, lean ink management system specifically engineered for small ink batches at Labelexpo Americas 2014, to be held from September 9-11 in Chicago.
The company claims that the Colorsat Switch ensures a fast, precise, repeatable and waste-free means of achieving spot color on demand.
The Colorsat Switch is engineered to dispense water-based, UV-curing or solvent-based ink batches into 1.3 gallon buckets with a typical four-component recipe of 11lbs produced in less than four minutes and to 0.01lbs accuracy. It has a modular design that has a capacity of 20 base inks of 55lbs, or can optionally be connected to 55 or 275 gallon totes. Benefits include easy exchange of buckets with base components and fast dispensing of exact quantities of ink for each individual job, eliminating operator error and ink overproduction or shortfalls.
Maarten Hummelen, marketing director of GSE Dispensing, said: ‘After the success at Labelexpo Europe, where the Colorsat Switch was sold to printers in Europe, North America and Africa, we are looking forward to similar interest from the US market at Labelexpo Americas. Our products provide modular solutions for any ink volume requirements, and offer optimal dosage accuracy for a waste-free process that typically improves ink yields by up to 30 percent.’
GSE also offers gravimetric dispensing units for quantities up to 1,300lbs and for a maximum of 32 different components.
All dispensing units use GSE's Ink Management Software (IMS). This enables the operator to see details of existing recipes, store new color specifications and find any return inks that are available and suitable in real-time.