Nordic print house moves, upgrades Commander press
Nordic printing group, V-Tab ordered a retrofit for its plant in Landvetter, Sweden from EAE.
V-TAB operates six printing centers across Sweden and produces a vast number of papers across the region. The plan is to have the presses modernized within the coming months.
The plant in Landvetter is equipped with a manroland Colorman web press with eight towers and three folders.
Initially EAE will outfit a KBA Commander web press built in 2000 that was moved to the Lanvetter plant from the now closed plant in Orebro. It will serve as the ninth tower for the Colorman web press. EAE will convert the KBA Commander’s four-high tower to latest-generation EAE press controls and will connect it to the Colorman web press’ existing EAE control technology.
“We’re increasingly frustrated by quality problems with the old printing units, and we desperately need to take action to avert the mechanical failures that will otherwise be inevitable,” Dan Eriksson, technical director of V-Tab, said. “The aim of this retrofit is to raise the quality benchmark and restore the reliability of our production equipment.”
Signing of the contract in Landvetter (from vleft to right): Horst-Walter Hauer (Project Manager, Hauer IBH Engineering), Erwin van Rossem (Head of Sales QI/EAE), Dan Eriksson (Technical Director, V-TAB Landvetter), and Jarl Söderqvist (Piculell, QI/EAE’s Swedish agent).