Me­di­aprint hosts open house to show­case retro t

Newspapers & Technology Magazine - - Industry News -

Me­di­aprint Vi­enna, one of Europe's big­gest news­pa­per print­ers, has been un­der­go­ing a ma­jor retro­fit project.

New QIPC qual­ity con­trol sys­tems have been in­stalled for the Aus­trian prin­ter, the joint print ser­vice provider for the pub­lish­ers of Kro­nen-Zeitung and Kurier (com­bined print run of just un­der 950,000 copies). Koenig & Bauer has un­der­taken an ex­ten­sive me­chan­i­cal retro­fit and EAE has com­pletely over­hauled the con­trol elec­tron­ics and soft­ware ar­chi­tec­ture for the com­pany.

More than 30 news­pa­per print­ers from eight coun­tries were in­vited to Vi­enna for an early May open house to see the largest retro­fit project that EAE has un­der­taken to date, said a re­lease from QIPC – EAE.

All 39 press tow­ers have been fit­ted with Q.I. Press Con­trols' cur­rent IDS-3D closed loop den­sity con­trol. The ex­ist­ing ABB con­trols and the ABB plan­ning sys­tem are be­ing re­placed with EAE con­trol com­po­nents and VIP Dispo/Mail/Statis­tic and Print Im­age soft­ware pack­ages. In ad­di­tion, the print­ing plant is the first user of the new EAE Desk 7 con­trol desk. Three of the eight presses at the Vi­enna- Inz­ers­dorf site have now been fully up­graded.

A con­trol desk up­grade is also hap­pen­ing in a project un­der­way in Am­s­ter­dam. De Pers­groep, the Dutch cus­tomer, will not only cut the num­ber of con­trol desks per press from three to two, as at Me­di­aprint, but it also aims to con­trol two press lines from a sin­gle Desk 7.

The EAE part of the Me­di­aprint project got un­der­way in Fe­bru­ary 2017 and the con­ver­sion of the 13 web presses should be done by May of next year. Progress has been helped by the fact that one of the eight Me­di­aprint presses in Vi­enna could be taken out of pro­duc­tion for ten weeks.

At­ten­dees at the open house were treated to an in­depth pre­sen­ta­tion of how the EAE soft­ware mod­ules work through a mix of talks and live pro­duc­tion.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.