Oosterhout – One of India’s leading media concerns, Amar Ujala Publications, has been busy getting its printing plants ready for the future. The last year has seen Amar Ujala Publications investing in at least ten automation systems produced by Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC-EAE). As a result, the Dutch specialist in measurement and control equipment for the printing industry has seen a significant rise in its share on the Indian market.
The Manugraph Cityline press, located in Agra, around 150 kilometres south of the capital New Delhi, has been equipped with 14 mRC-3D cameras for colour register, all fitted with Automatic Ink Mist Shields (AIMS) for automatic cleaning of the lenses. Likewise in Agra, 14 mRC-3D cameras for colour register, fitted with AIMS, were installed on the Manugraph M360 press. The last project in Agra consisted of 2 mRC-3D cameras for colour register, fitted with AIMS, for the TPH Orient press. This installation represents an expansion of the existing system.
In Lucknow, approximately 400 kilometres south-east of New Delhi, two TPH presses were provided with QIPC-EAE automation systems. The TPH Orient 35000 press here was equipped with 21 mRC-3D cameras for colour register and cut-off ribbon control, fitted with AIMS. On the TPH Orient press, a total of 2 mRC-3D cameras for colour register were installed, likewise with AIMS. The 2 new cameras represented an addition to the new tower on the press.
In Noida, a suburb of New Delhi, a further two presses were provided with new automation systems. On the TPH Orient 45000, a total of 18 mRC-3D cameras for colour register and cut-off control were installed. All cameras here were also fitted with AIMS. On an extra tower on the TPH Orient, 2 mRC-3D cameras with AIMS were also installed.
A TPH Orient Xcel press in Dehradun, around 200 kilometres north of New Delhi, was also fitted with 21 mRC-3D cameras with AIMS for colour register and cut-off control. The TPH Orient press in Kanpur, 50 kilometres south-west of Lucknow, was equipped with a new tower which included 2 mRC-3D cameras with AIMS for colour register. Finally, in Moradabad, 150 kilometres east of New Delhi, 2 mRC-3D cameras with AIMS for colour register were installed on the TPH Orient’s new tower.