Goss Magnapak for ‘The Union Leader’ in Manchester, N.H.

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By: E&P Staff

In April, The Union Leader Corp., Manchester, N.H., publisher of The Union Leader (57,753 circulation) and New Hampshire Sunday News (77,476 circulation), will begin installing a shaftless Goss Magnapak packaging system.

The fourth consecutive complete post-press solution that Goss/Heidelberg provided for the Union Leader over the past 30 years, the purchase includes a Goss NP200 press gripper, Goss NP125 delivery gripper, and Goss Beltveyor conveyor.

A two-year search and comparison of post-press systems led to the selection, based on speed, versatility and reliability, according to Union Leader Corp. Executive Vice President Dirk Ruemenapp. “This technology best suited our needs for going double-out with up to 14 inserts in the daily and single-out with up to 30 inserts for the Sunday pre-print package,” he said in a statement announcing the purchase.

The new equipment will be integrated with existing bundle-handling and supervisory controls. Ruemenapp said manufacture and support of the Magnapak at the Goss plant in nearby Durham, N.H., also figured in the selection.

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