In­stalls and Up­grades

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Nord­jyske Medier in Aal­borg, Den­mark, pub­lisher of news­pa­per ti­tles such as Nord­jyske Stift­sti­dende, has or­dered a retro t with ABB, a sup­plier of au­to­ma­tion so­lu­tions for the news­pa­per in­dus­try.

e or­der cov­ers three main ar­eas of work, ac­cord­ing to an ABB news re­lease.

e rst part of the or­der en­tails the AMK drives on one tower of the Wifag OF370 press in Aal­borg be­ing re­placed with state-of-the-art ABB ACSM1 drives.

e sec­ond part of the or­der cov­ers the re­place­ment of ob­so­lete Wifag po­si­tion­ing sys­tems on the same print­ing tower. e re­place­ment ABB sys­tem, APOS, is based on ABB’s Ad­vant Con­troller AC500 PLC.

e third part of the or­der cov­ers up­grades to the four ex­ist­ing con­trol con­soles used for op­er­at­ing the presses at Aal­borg. e new PC hard­ware and ap­pli­ca­tion soft­ware will move Nord­jyske Medier to the lat­est touch­screen­com­pat­i­ble ver­sion of ABB’s MPS Con­trol Con­sole.

ABB, head­quar­tered in Zurich, Switzer­land, op­er­ates in more than 100 coun­tries and has some 136,000 em­ploy­ees.

Aus­trian print house Styria Me­dia Group has opted for a new COLORMAN e:line from manroland web sys­tems. Along with the new press, a ser­vice con­tract cov­er­ing a pe­riod of many years has also been signed.

e Vor­lan­der print­ing house, mean­while, has de­cided to mod­ern­ize its print­ing cen­ter in Dreis-Tiefen­bach, Ger­many, with the news­pa­per se­ries GEOMAN e:line.

“We were con­vinced by the eco­nomic e ciency po­ten­tial in­her­ent in the in­no­va­tions of the GEOMAN e:line and also see the long-term part­ner­ship with the mar­ket leader in web o set as the best pre­con­di­tion for con­sis­tently build­ing on our suc­cess in News­pa­per print­ing,” said Wolf­gang Roth­maler, pub­lisher of Vor­lan­der's Siegener Zeitung, a news­pa­per in Ger­many's Siegen-Wittgen­stein district.

News­pa­per pub­lisher Pan­non Lapok Tarsasaga (PLT), lo­cated in the Hun­gar­ian town of Veszprem, has in­vested in two Muller Mar­tini FlexLiner in­sert­ing sys­tems to han­dle its in­creas­ing in­sert vol­ume, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease from Muller Mar­tini.

PLT, which was re­cently ac­quired by Me­di­a­works Hun­gary, Hun­gary’s largest pri­vate news­pa­per group, prints sev­eral lo­cal and na­tional daily news­pa­pers in tabloid and broad­sheet for­mat, with a to­tal av­er­age run size of some 300,000 copies per day. Aim­ing to in­crease the e ciency and cost-e ec­tive­ness of its pro­duc­tion, the Hun­gar­ian print­ing plant is in­vest­ing in two FlexLiner 3 in 1 in­sert­ing sys­tems with a NewsS­tack com­pen­sat­ing stacker and L mini feed­ers for au­to­matic main-sec­tion feed­ing.

Me­di­a­works-PLT chose the Muller Mar­tini so­lu­tion in part be­cause main sec­tions can be opened with or with­out a low fo­lio lap, ac­cord­ing to the news re­lease.

e new sys­tems will be de­liv­ered at the end of the year and com­mis­sioned early next year.

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