Palm Springs pa­per elevates fa­cil­ity

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Gan­nett’s Desert Sun is re­plac­ing the KBA reel con­trols at their pro­duc­tion fa­cil­ity in Palm Springs, Cal­i­for­nia.

The up­grade from Har­land Si­mon, sup­plier of news­pa­per press con­trol and man­age­ment sys­tems, will re­place EAE ANK in­ter­face mod­ules, ABB KT98 con­trol mod­ules and DC IO on the pa­per’s ex­ist­ing KBA reel­stands, as well as the Ar­cNet com­mu­ni­ca­tions. Har­land Si­mon will use off-the-shelf Allen-Bradley PLC hard­ware and Eth­er­net com­mu­ni­ca­tions on the Desert Sun's press to lower cost and min­i­mize risk to pro­duc­tion. The up­grade is set to be­gin in the third quar­ter of this year, with the press in pro­duc­tion through­out the process.

The lat­est up­grade fol­lows projects in 2014 and 2016, when the pa­per up­graded the fron­tend EAE press con­trols and on-unit KBA/ ABB con­trols on their KBA Colora tow­ers.

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