31 March 2016


Akin to finding a Golden Ticket that gains admission to a fabled chocolate factory, PCT Engineered Systems is offering a similar opportunity to those interested in immersing themselves into the sometimes mysterious world of electron beam (ebeam) technology.


On May 19, 2016 - the day after the 2016 RadTech Conference concludes in Rosemont, IL - PCT is conducting an open house at its Davenport, Iowa headquarters. While conference attendees and others near Rosemont that day can take advantage of a complimentary round-trip chartered coach departing from the Hyatt Regency O'Hare that morning, anyone interested in gaining better insight into ebeam technology is welcome to attend this open house.


Ebeam technology has been long associated with delivering powerful, safe, cost effective curing and crosslinking solutions, most often on web offset presses. However, ebeam curing solutions now exist for digital inkjet, flexographic, and gravure printing applications. Ebeam is also expanding into other application areas like 3D curing, surface sterilization and coating curing for wood, composite building materials and metals.


Misconceptions about ebeam still exist, primarily because companies that have invested in ebeam solutions rarely open their operations to the public. PCT believes that the variety of operating machinery, technology overviews, application demonstrations and other activities planned during the open house will help to enlighten those who have encountered limited ebeam technology accessibility.


"We will have at least six operating ebeam systems of varying sizes on our shop floor during our May Open House, as well as our pilot line and EBLab R&D system," notes PCT General Manager Terry Thompson. "This event is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in ebeam technology to get first-hand experience with a wide variety of machine configurations and ebeam applications."


The tour bus will leave the Hyatt Regency O'Hare at 8am Thursday morning and make the two-and-a-half hour trip to PCT. Guests will receive an overview of ebeam technology, tour the PCT facility, enjoy lunch, and experience several ebeam applications before returning to the Hyatt at 5pm that afternoon. Anyone interested in attending the open house or learning more about it should contact PCT Marketing Manager John Salkeld at (563) 285-7411, extension 4409 or at [email protected]



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