By: Press Release | Ferag
The investment will provide automatic density, register and plate control on all 24 color webs as well as provide a highly automated cut-off and sidelay solution covering 80 ribbons all production scenarios. The turnkey project includes an interface from Rockwell Automation, as well as a mechanical upgrade on the press and will be delivered in two phases.
Rich Hoppert, Press Manager at the Baltimore Sun said, “we carefully evaluated all the options available on the market and 3TControl were able to provide us not only with impressive samples, but also the most impressive production visit. After seeing the systems operate in a full production environment, we had no doubt that the system was able to meet our needs.”
Steve Seidl, Baltimore Sun SVP Operations added “our project team saw the advantages of 3TControl’s one camera solution, as well as the fact that the system directly measures density making it easy to understand and operate. This investment builds on another upgrade this year to digital inkers, and we are looking forward to the implementation phase later this year and early next year”.
Sergio Muñoz, 3TControl head of business development said, “this project will highlight the difference 3TControl can make to print operations and why we developed our Print Automation technology to not only get the very best quality but also crucially, the best productivity from older presses. Over time our philosophy is to partner with the Baltimore Sun and further customize the solution for their operations. The Baltimore Sun team saw these advantages and we are proud to have been selected as the automation supplier”.
3TControl is represented in North America by WRH Marketing Americas. Barry Evans of WRH Marketing commented, “we have always been convinced of 3TControl’s team and technology and I am sure that this reference in a major newspaper like the Baltimore Sun will be a great showcase for others to see the benefits of 3TControl’s unique approach to newspaper press automation.”