Utusan Melayu Updates its GEOMAN Control System
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Utusan Melayu is one of the leading newspaper publishers in Malaysia and looks back on a great partnership with manroland web systems that has last for many years now. In Bangi, close to Kuala Lumpur, the printer produces on three GEOMAN presses that have been installed between 1997 and 2007. All presses have been upgraded with different extensions during the last years. At another printing site in the state of Penang, Utusan Melayu also produces on a UNISET press from manroland web systems. For meeting the changing market requirements and for enabling a faster, more flexible and more economical production, Utusan Melayu invested in an e-upgrade that had been finished in the first quarter of 2015. The upgrade contains a modernization of the entire control desk technology and essential components of the drive systems of two GEOMAN presses at the printing site.
Prestigious Project in Malaysia
Due to the upgrade, Utusan Melayu now has the most modern technology that is available at the market. Therewith the printer has a significant competitive advantage. During the first project step, the entire control desk technology has been replaced by the newest PECOM hard- and software. PECOM, formerly known as printnetwork, organizes the entire integration and automation supply from manroland web systems into five well-arranged workflow steps that reach from evaluation via integration and operation to the production process and its control. Furthermore, the processors of the press control have been replaced by the latest technology from manroland web systems. This has been completed with an installation of a fully automatic diagnostic system (ADS). At the second project step, the existing drive equipment of the MEG-DLP reel changers and the infeed devices have been successfully replaced by PECOM drive technology, what particularly helps to reduce waste rates.
The entire reconstruction took place during the running production – without restriction of any kind. “The project was a great success, not least thanks to the perfect support of the team from Utusan Melayu. “We are very happy and proud about having finished another successful project in Malaysia“, says Gebhard Sutter, Project Manager at manroland web systems.