By: E&P Staff
The Press-Enterprise in Riverside, Calif., purchased a third Packman packaging system and Model 501 stacker last month from Miami-based Quipp Systems. The equipment will be shipped by year’s end. The Packman design is based on Quipp stacker & bottom wrapper technology, providing familiarity to operator and maintenance personnel.
Recently ordering Quipp stacker were: The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun (three 500Ws); Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World and Detroit Newspapers (two 500Ws each); Waterloo (Iowa) Courier, The Post & Courier, Charleston, S.C. and The Standard-Times, New Bedford, Mass. (one 500W each); Fort Collins Coloradoan (two 501Ws); San Bernardino County (Calif.) Sun, The Repository, Canton, Ohio, and Tampa Tribune (one 501W each); The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C., The Sun, Bremerton, Wash., Jackson (Mich.) Citizen Patriot (one 501N each); Visalia (Calif.) Newspapers, The Dominion Post, Morgantown, W.Va., and The Advocate, Newark, Ohio (one 500N each); Waco (Texas) Tribune-Herald (one 501CN).
Viper wrapper orders were placed by the Chillicothe (Ohio) Gazette. Standard-Examiner, Ogden, Utah, and Tampa Tribune. The Jackson (Mich.) Citizen Patriot bought two high-resolution inkjet systems for installation on existing Quipp Vipers.
Among conveyor sales, gravity truckloaders are going to the Huntsville (Ala.) Times, Huntsville, Sing Tao Daily, South San Francisco, and Schenectady (N.Y.) Gazette, the Chillicothe Gazette will get floor conveyors, Portland (Maine) Newspapers and Horton Media/Green Graphics, Auckland, New Zealand, bought Twin-Trak belt conveyors, El Comercio, Lima, Peru, ordered Twin-Trak and floor conveyors, and Newsday will install five labeler conveyors.
Newsday also purchased Quipp Light Curtain safety kits for its 30 Quipp stackers. The kits are available for retrofitting Quipp 30X, 35X and 40X Series newspaper stackers.
On the software side, Fox Valley Press, Plainfield, Ill., and El Tiempo, Bogota, Colombia, ordered NewsCom 6 to improve inserting accuracy, accountability and reporting. The insert management, a Windows XP NET 2.0 control system, can process and deliver insert packages and control downstream equipment for label, stacking, bundle, and distribution integrity. NewsCom 6 supports various inserters, including straight-line and rotary systems.