Quipp Inserter, Stacker Orders, Upgrades

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By: E&P Staff

Quipp sold a remanufactured 8:1 inserter to Webb Communications for installation in its Williamsport, Pa., facility early next year. The sale includes the Quipp-NewsCom 6 insert management control system and the inserter will be equipped with special feeders capable of handling single sheets.

El Tiempo, one of Colombia’s largest newspapers, bought a second Quipp NewsCom 6 insert management control system and several parts for its existing SLS-1000 inserters.

The NewsCom 6 Newslink module receives information from advertising and circulation front-end systems through an interface designed to facilitate the data importation at various levels, depending on needs. This enables the user to choose whether to perform particular functions in the separate systems or within NewsCom 6.

The Citizen-Times, Asheville, N.C., will install a Quipp Packman packaging system later this year. It is the 18th Packman system sold to a Gannett site since Florida Today, in Melbourne, bought the first two machines. Packman reduces labor and waste by stacking, wrapping, printing and strapping in one operation.

The New York Times hired Quipp to recondition 35 existing Quipp Model 350 stackers and 35 existing Quipp Cobra wrappers. The stackers also are to be equipped with Quipp Light Curtain safety kits. The reconditioned equipment is in addition to 12 new Quipp Model 500 stackers and 12 new Quipp Viper wrappers the Times recently ordered for its College Point plant.

Light Curtain kits are designed to prevent injury to an operator who inadvertently extends a hand or other object into the lower operating area of a stacker. When any object interrupts an invisible “wall” of light directed across a stacker’s bundle delivery path, the stacker turntable valve is instantly disabled.

Quipp also reported receiving orders for stackers and wrappers from the Boston Globe (three 501W stackers); The Spectrum, St. George, Utah (two 500Ws); Calkins Newspapers, Levittown, Pa. (two 501Ns); The Desert Sun, Palm Springs, Calif. (two 500Ns, two Viper three-quarter wrappers with high-resolution ink jet systems); The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. (one 500W); and The Lawton (Okla.) Constitution (one Viper with 20-inch infeed extension).

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