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Higher energy efficiency for printing applications: technotrans showcases new solutions at the drupa trade fair

  • New modular cooling system for all types of printing applications
  • Evolution of the combination unit for sheet-fed offset printing
  • Digital transformation of the customer service for a higher level of efficiency and sustainability

At this year's virtual drupa trade fair from 20 April to 23 April, technotrans SE strongly focuses on sustainability as an important issue for the future. The company will present new and enhanced products that stand out due to their high level of process reliability and operational efficiency. Among them is the new modular ECOtec.chiller cooling system as well as the beta.c blue combination unit for dampening solution circulation and ink unit temperature control. In addition, the company will present its new Service app which enables a particularly efficient customer service thanks to augmented reality and other features. During its online presentation "Efficient thermal management", technotrans will provide detailed insights into the technological background of the units and customer service on 20 April, which is the first day of the trade fair.

The printing industry is perfectly aware of the fact that an environmentally friendly production is a must. An increasing number of printing equipment manufacturers and printing companies want to benefit from resource- and energy-saving concepts, which is why they heavily invest in efficient technologies covering the entire printing process. "Sustainability has always been a top priority for technotrans. In recent years, we have focused on the development of resource-saving product solutions that also offer a high power density," explains Peter Böcker, head of sales of technotrans SE.

One of the highlights of the virtual trade fair stand of technotrans is the modular ECOtec.chiller. This new cooling unit is suitable for nearly all types of printing applications – from digital and flexographic printing up to offset printing. Its cooling capacity ranges from 1.5 to 370 kW. Customised cooling systems can also be provided in a particularly fast manner thanks to the extensive modularisation of the most important components. Among its other advantages are its high power density and energy efficiency as well as its small carbon footprint. "With the ECOtec.chiller, users can reduce their energy costs by up to 30% and their refrigerant consumption by up to 60%," explains Böcker. The chiller is available in two variants: as the standard "pure" line and as the customisable "xtend" line.

With the beta.c blue combination unit, technotrans presents another sustainable product for the printing industry which can be used for dampening solution circulation and ink unit temperature control tasks. Thanks to a special refrigeration concept with two separate refrigeration circuits and a power-controlling compressor, the unit reaches a high level of energy efficiency with a 25% lower current consumption than its predecessor. The system is highly resource-efficient thanks to its precise measuring and dosing equipment. In addition, technotrans uses the climate-friendly R513A refrigerant for the beta.c blue system.

Holistic approach to sustainability

For technotrans, sustainability does not stop with the company's product solutions. Instead, the company also relies on the efficient use of energy and resources when it comes to the customer service. In the course of its digital transformation initiative, the group has developed a remote service app which is particularly useful during these times of travel restrictions and the need to limit contact with other people to an absolute minimum. The software includes support for smart glasses, virtual meeting rooms and a chat feature with automatic translation. The service technicians use the app to determine the need for maintenance, instruct the customers and provide training. This concept saves a lot of time and costs for both sides and it also protects the climate as service calls are ideally no longer necessary.

Trade fair visitors who are interested in this and other technotrans topics can join the technotrans presentation "Efficient thermal management – the key to a higher level of sustainability". The presentation will be held on 20 April at 4:50 pm.

For further information, please visit: www.technotrans.com