Baldwin Technology Company Inc. will fast track corrugated printers to the next level of sustainability, quality, cost savings and efficiency with its FlexoDry IR drying and FlexoCleanerBrush™ automated cleaning technologies at CorrExpo 2023.
The event will take place at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland (Ohio), August 28-30, where Baldwin will exhibit its portfolio of innovative technologies for optimized corrugated high-graphics package printing and drying in booth #719.
Bob Chapman, Chairman and CEO of Barry-Wehmiller, Baldwin’s parent company, will be delivering the opening keynote for the event on Tuesday, August 29 at 9:15 am. He will challenge traditional thinking about how to run a business and how to be a caring and effective leader through his topic: “Truly Human Leadership: The Skills and Courage to Care.”
During the event, Baldwin will highlight the FlexoCleanerBrush™ – a fully automated flexo plate-cleaning system that can be up to 126 inches (3.2 meters) wide. As Baldwin’s flagship solution to enhance print quality and improve worker safety in corrugated printing, the system automatically removes dust and contamination from the plate in seconds during production, without stopping the press. It also performs full end-of-job plate cleaning and drying in fewer than four minutes, enabling increased uptime, improving sustainability and saving of thousands of dollars per year in consumables spending.
Because the FlexoCleanerBrush is fully automatic and spans the entire width of the plate cylinder, it improves safety by eliminating routine operator contact with the machine and reduces the risk of operator contact with wash agents and cylinder nip injuries. Its core is made of carbon fiber, which ensures a stable, uniform and consistent flexo plate cleaning throughout the whole width of the plate and keeps this wide system to a minimal weight.
In addition, Baldwin will highlight its FlexoDry Infrared (IR) drying system. Developed to maximize press throughput, boost production speeds and reduce energy consumption, the FlexoDry system utilizes Diamond-IR lamps to focus powerful IR radiation. These lamps use a unique ceramic reflector that directs all light to the substrate, resulting in 30% energy savings when compared with other IR lamps.
“As Baldwin continues to expand our presence in the corrugated space, we are excited to showcase our products that will help converters provide a safer working environment for the team members, reduce press downtime through fully automated cleaning processes, and deliver higher quality output on the press,” said Baldwin Vice President of Sales Craig Black. “These all add up to a positive impact on bottom line profitability! We take the environment seriously and with the leading IR drying and LED-UV curing technology we guarantee significantly reduced energy consumption over traditional suppliers, and our cleaning systems drastically reduce water and solvent usage.”
Fueled by 100 years of innovation, Baldwin supplies new equipment to consumers, maintains and services existing equipment with quality replacement parts and provides highly engineered consumables and engineering services, including upgrades and retrofits in addition to regular maintenance.