Nor­way’s Agder­posten Trykk con­tracts with DCOS

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Nor­way-based news­pa­per printer Agder­posten Trykk has con­tracted DCOS for a ma­jor au­to­ma­tion upgrade of their Goss Mag­num press, in­volv­ing par­tial retro­fit of the ex­ist­ing Goss Om­ni­con sys­tem, and adding a DCOS closed-loop in­spec­tion sys­tem.

The nine tow­ers, three folder Goss Mag­num press-line in­stalled in 2006 pro­duces over 10 mil­lion copies per month. This in­cludes print­ing six of its own news­pa­pers, con­tract print­ing for other news­pa­pers, and com­mer­cial work.

The over­all scope of the project in­volves sep­a­rat­ing the qual­ity func­tions ( ink, water, reg­is­ter and web ten­sion) from the Om­ni­con sys­tem, which elim­i­nates the need for the Goss We­bCen­ter pro­duc­tion man­age­ment sys­tem, ac­cord­ing to DCOS. The ex­ist­ing Quad Tech Mul­ti­cam sys­tem will be re­placed and the ex­ist­ing Bald­win spray sys­tem will be in­te­grated.

DCOS, head­quar­tered in Swe­den with U.S. of- fices in Illinois, will in­stall the con­trol com­po­nents to han­dle the qual­ity func­tions of the press along with three op­er­a­tor desk touch screens, a print­ing frame­work soft­ware pack­age in­clud­ing pre­set­ting and pre-press in­ter­face and its In­spec­tion Sys­tem (eigh­teen CRC4 cam­eras) for closed-loop con­trol of the qual­ity func­tions.

A first phase was com­pleted in Septem­ber. The se­cond phase will take place next month.

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