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GSE Dispensing Launches Grounding Solutions

BRUMMEN, NETHERLANDS | Ink logistics provider GSE Dispensing reports the introduction of grounding solutions said to enable safe dispensing of solvent flexo and gravure inks for packaging and labels. Company says this new safety option enables users of flammable inks to enjoy the benefits of color on-demand and substantially higher ink yields with greatly reduced risk of fire and explosion.

The earth clamp, secured inside the bucket and connected by wire to the ground, conducts static electricity from containers and inks. Dispensing is prevented from occurring if the earth clamp is not connected properly. This eliminates the risk of sparks that can lead to explosions when highly flammable vapors are present in the atmosphere. Reportedly providing a level of safety beyond standard requirements, the clamping system also features an alarm light that flashes when the quick connector is not connected properly to the drum.

The introduction coincides with GSE Dispensing’s achievement of IECEx explosion-proof certification for its dispensing components. IECEx is the International Electrotechnical Commission System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for Use in Explosive Atmospheres.

The company’s ink logistics equipment and software are said to allow packaging and label converters to cut out material waste, achieve precise color targets repeatedly, and reduce set-up times. Solutions comprise dispensing systems for spot and process colors, ink bucket washers, offline table-top proofing systems, and integrated ink management software.

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