Dan­ish news­pa­per in­vests in closed-loop sys­tem

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com­bined closed-loop den­sity and reg­is­ter will be in­stalled along with 12 PTC4 scan­ners for cut-off con­trol. DCOS will also in­te­grate the pub­lisher’s ex­ist­ing EPG ink con­trol sys­tem, the spray damp­en­ing sys­tem and up­grade parts of the orig­i­nal press con­trol sys­tem, in­clud­ing two new in­te­grated con­trol desks.

“We’ve al­ways strived to be in the fore­front when it comes to tech­nol­ogy and meth­ods of print­ing news­pa­pers,” Ve­jle said. “This is how we have been able to stay suc­cess­ful and com­pet­i­tive over many years.”

Bet­ter from start to fin­ish

Ve­jle said the up­graded press al­lows the pub­lisher to of­fer bet­ter sta­bil­ity and qual­ity from start to fin­ish, and to at­tract new cus­tomers.

“With the sys­tem we can fine-tune the print­ing process from the PDF files to print and give even bet­ter qual­ity, and save pa­per, la­bor and ma­te­ri­als,” Ve­jle said. “The way DCOS takes con­trol over the press is amaz­ing, and we are still in the in­stal­la­tion phase. I’m look­ing for­ward to com­plet­ing the full im­ple­men­ta­tion.”

Skive Folke­blad was con­vinced of the po­ten­tial ROI of the project af­ter see­ing a sim­i­lar up­grade at Nor­we­gian pub­lisher Nr1 Adressa-Trykk. There, a Ten­sor press was equipped with DCOS closed-loop den­sity three years ago.

“The pro­duc­tiv­ity on that press is amaz­ing,” Ve­jle said. “Min­i­mal man­ning and high ef­fi­ciency. Based on their data, our ROI cal­cu­la­tion fell in place and our choice be­came ob­vi­ous.”

Skive Folke­blad dates back to 1880. In ad­di­tion to its flag­ship pa­per in Den­mark’s Lim­fjord re­gion, the pub­lisher is a con­tract printer with a reach across Europe.

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