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Automation update on Webnews Printing press

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Press release from the issuing company

Oosterhout – Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC) has recently struck a new deal with Canada-based Webnews Printing. The IRS system (also supplied by QIPC) is to be replaced by a new mRC-3D system for register control on the DGM 430 & Ventura press at the company's North York plant. 

Webnews Printing is an existing client of QIPC's which already has fully operational mRC-3D cameras in place on three other towers, in addition to the IRS system. On the back of its recent successes at Webnews Printing, it only stood to reason that the new upgrade should be supplied by QIPC. “The system works well and is easy to use”, explains Rob Desimone, shop foreman at Webnews Printing. “As someone who is reticent to place their trust in computers, I was quick to see that this system is well-designed and reliable.”

Replacing the old IRS system was necessary to ensure that this part could function with the rest of the press. “The old system was not working as well as the new one that will be arriving”, says Rob Desimone. “Some parts have already been replaced and we were faced with the choice of either keeping new spare parts for all the components or upgrading the old system lock, stock and barrel. Based on the performance of the new system on the other part of the press, we opted for the full upgrade.” 

Ronald Reedijk, managing director of QIPC-EAE Americas explains exactly what will happen: “We will be installing eight mRC-3D cameras on four towers which will replace the IRS part of the press. The mRC+ system has already been installed on the other three towers and that will continue to be the case.” In addition to increased production reliability, the upgrade will deliver Webnews Printing other key benefits. “We are counting on better performance and less wastage. What's more, we will be future-proofing our printing press”, explains Rob Desimone.  

Webnews Printing's shop foreman is extremely satisfied with the contacts he has had with QIPC and has great confidence in a productive continuation of the collaboration. “I'm looking forward to it and hope that I'll be able to learn a great deal more. The company enjoys a good partnership with QIPC’s Canadian agent Jim Leveille and his help and expertise have proved extremely valuable. Without Jim, things would have not run quite so smoothly and I'm looking forward to continuing the cooperation with him and QIPC.”


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