N.Y. ‘Daily News’ Selects vR Systems for Automated Roll Handling

By: E&P Staff

IMC America, York, Pa., exclusive North American agent of vR Systems GA, Delemont, Switzerland, announced that vR Systems (formerly Metso/vonRoll) was awarded the contract to supply New York’s Daily News with an automated, integrated newsprint roll-handling system for the new KBA Commander CT presses to be installed at its Liberty View facility in Jersey City, New Jersey.

The system includes a roll-preparation line with an automated EcoPrep splice-pattern preparation system, Stripping Assist, semi-automatic stripping station, six-story-high daily storage with two stacker cranes, and a Total Material Management System DNA RoAD for roll tracking, production management, automated storage and retrieval system optimization, and extensive production reporting.

In vR Systems? view, “a successful solution can only be achieved in the roll preparation zone if the stripping, splice preparation, transport, handling and storage are regarded and treated as a totally integrated concept.”

Manual stripping, combined with automatic preparation, is a “practical and economic configuration at vR Systems installations throughout Europe,” according to the company. With an operator’s visual inspection, quality of the prepared roll “will be maintained at a reproducibly high level” with the EcoPrep automatic splice preparation machine.

An animation of the system can be seen at www.rollhandling.com.

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