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QI Press Controls at IPEX 2010

Press release from the issuing company

Oosterhout - Although times are rough and the whole industry is facing huge challenges, it is also a time for new opportunities. Day in, day out, Q.I. Press Controls finds ways to create more intelligent, more effective, and more fruitful ways to improve press control and thus its performance, embedded with a higher sustainability factor.

Second life
These challenging times call for a closer look at how press performance and press controls can be made even more effective. Web presses tend to last twenty years or longer; especially if well maintained. But if there are no opportunities to implement a replacement investment, extending the depreciation period is sometimes the most viable option. "To give web presses a valuable 'second life', we want to leverage our wealth of experience to come up with useful proposals, embedded with a higher sustainability factor. So through close cooperation with the original press manufacturers and technical service departments of printing companies, we have managed to extend the technical and economic depreciation periods of various web presses by at least five years" states Menno Jansen, director of Q.I. Press Controls. "At IPEX 2010 we will demonstrate how much more effective existing web presses can become thanks to our retrofit solutions. Our retrofit experience and expertise will be available to visitors".

CO2 Footprint
Menno Jansen continues: "When shifting the emphasis more and more towards all possible savings, it does not only benefits the production, but in addition the energy reduction as well. Our development policy focuses on sustainability. For example the energy efficiency improvement and the replacement of the first-generation IRS with halogen lighting with the new generation mRC that utilizes LED lighting saves over 90% of energy for users. The latest action of our developers has been their approach to reduce the processor energy requirements by intelligent interfacing with the main press control processor. This has enabled us to reduce the use of processor energy in our systems. All in all this means a considerable reduction of the CO2 footprint on the total print job and with the right information we can show the customer exactly how much".

Q.I. Press Controls'  expo programme for IPEX 2010 will consist of the latest versions of demonstration modules and the relevant experience data.
- mRC+ Colour register and cut-off control with micro marks.
- IDS Markless closed loop colour control.
- ABD Air Bustle Device for closed loop fan-out control.
- IQM Quality management reporting.
Their professional team will be on hand to inform visitors about all the ins and outs of Q.I. Press Controls' product range in their inspirational atmosphere of their stand 06-D566 in Birmingham, from 18 to 25 May.