AMS Spectral UV will preview its new XPi FLEX Series LED UV curing technology for mid-web, wide-web and CI flexo presses with integrated Industry 4.0 and Internet-of-Things (IoT) capability at this year’s edition of Labelexpo Europe.
The company announced that the IoT capability is now available on its X Series line designed for wider formats and Blade series for narrow and digital web applications. The technology enables real-time system performance data to be sent continuously from a press’s UV LED system to a secure cloud storage system, where imperative parameters can be trended, visualized and documented across the lifetime of the machine.
The IoT can take parameters such as system temperature, water quality and UV output and combine them with machine data and environmental sensors for richer data aggregation. Through Industry 4.0-based analytics, the IoT system can assist with predictive maintenance alerts and curing-performance optimizations so printers and converters can prevent curing defects and assure the quality of their UV process to end-customers and brand owners.
AMS Spectral will also showcase its updated X Series LED module including patent-pending XFLEX connector, available on XPi FLEX modules. This flexible pivot-style water and electrical connection design improves upon former designs, and was engineered for faster installations.