As part of its ongoing process of product development, Vetaphone, which invented the corona process back in the 1950s, took surface treatment to the next level when it introduced the M-model for the narrow web sector of the market in 2019. Still ahead of the game, the VE1A-M corona station brings all the benefits you would expect from a market leader committed to supplying leading-edge technology. As new and more complex substrates are introduced, and printing and finishing processes make greater demands on the quality of the web, the VE1A-M brings a raft of new features that boost productivity and increased flexibility.
Mark Andy has installed one on a hybrid line in its European showroom facility in Warsaw, Poland, where Demo Room Manager, Lukasz Kaczynski commented: “The A-M station is one of three Vetaphone corona treaters fitted to our Digital Series HD press. Because of the intricate work we are doing with quite complex substrates on this press we needed the extra power that it offers. We also like the easier top access for cleaning and maintenance, and the improved ergonomics for sliding the cartridge in and out. I’d say the upgrades are well worthwhile and it’s just as reliable and simple to run as the previous Vetaphone treaters we have.”
The VE1A-M model has a modular design to allow for easy upgrading, but still has the same compact footprint as its predecessor with identical mounting holes – it is of course also fully CE and UL approved. It is available with 2, 4, 6, and 8 high-power ceramic electrodes in treatment widths of 292 – 872 mm and higher running speed of up to 300 m/min. It is fitted with an embedded rotation sensor, easy turning roller with low energy requirement, and an HP connector isolated from dust and ozone for longer life.