Indian paper retools
The Times of India, India’s largest English-language daily, has hired EAE Engineering Automation Electronics for an upgrade of a manroland GEOMAN web press at its printing center in Sahibabad, outside Delhi. The retrofit represents EAE’s biggest-ever direct order from India.
The Times is owned by media group Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. (The Times Group) and has a daily circulation of more than 3 million. The company operates 13 printing centers around the country. Ahrensburg, Germany-based EAE will exchange the entire press and drive controls, the most important drives and the obsolete Interbus loop system. The existing PECOM system will be superseded by a modern EAE solution plus an EAE Print production planning and preset system. Three control consoles belonging to the very newest EAE Desk 7 generation will simultaneously replace the present PECOM press control consoles.
EAE in Ahrensburg will take care of the planning, software development and project-related coordination, and the operational implementation in the field will be in the hands of QIPC-EAE India.
The retrofit is set to take place between February and July 2018.