Installs and Upgrades
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.