DDV Druck GmbH, Dresden, Chooses QIPC-EAE Performance Package
Friday, April 19, 2019
Press release from the issuing company
Ahrensburg – Sooner or later in the life of a printing press, the time is ripe: upgrading with modern control and automation systems brings back the required production reliability and improves productivity, efficiency and product quality. DDV Druck GmbH, a company of the DDV Mediengruppe, Dresden, has therefore ordered a comprehensive QIPC-EAE Performance Package from Engineering Automation Electronics GmbH (EAE) to modernise its newspaper printing line.
Just over two decades ago - in 1998 - the company commissioned the Geoman press line with ten four-high towers and four folders in a newly built newspaper printing plant in the north of Dresden. Today the printing centre produces various regional newspapers: the Sächsische Zeitung (200,000-250,000 copies depending on the day of publication), the daily tabloid Dresdner Morgenpost (40,000-70,000) and more recently the Dresdner Neuesten Nachrichten (20,000-25,000). A series of advertising journals, publishing supplements and third-party products as well as semi-commercial products complete the output programme.
EAE on board right from the start
Partnership with EAE confirmed
Old out, new in and functionality extended
The EAE system landscape will grow through an EAE Softproof System with four stations and an EAE V.I.P. statistic database. The latter allows long-term storage of production-relevant data in an open format and flexible evaluation.
More automation and quality assurance
"In addition to production reliability, the Performance Package increases the overall level of automation so that we need less manual intervention during the start-up and production phases," explains Ralf Oberthür. "By expanding our quality assurance systems with ink density and dampening control, we will be able to produce more efficiently, achieve a more stable print quality and significantly reduce waste. The expansion of the cut-off register control is particularly helpful for tabloid production, which is increasing in our company due to external orders. And as a side effect of the project, we also get some smaller new production possibilities."
Implementation of the modernisation project on site in Dresden will start in July 2019. The project is scheduled to be completed in the course of this year.
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