By: E&P Staff
Miami-based Quipp Systems will rebuild 10 feeders on The Washington Post’s GMA SLS-1000 inserter to improve feeder reliability and overall inserter performance.
Quipp also sold a complete new feeder, including electrical, new clutch, and air blast kit for single sheets, to the Record Searchlight, Redding, Calif., for its SLS-1000.
Gannett purchased 12 Quipp Light Curtain safety kits for its Quipp stackers at Springfield Offset, Springfield, Va. The kits are designed to prevent injury to an operator who inadvertently extends a hand or other object into a stacker’s lower operating. A invisible “wall” of light is directed across the bundle delivery path(s) of a stacker. Should any object interrupt this light curtain, the stacker turntable valve is instantly disabled.
Light Curtain kits may be retrofitted on Quipp 30X, 35X and 40X Series newspaper stackers.
Quipp recently received stacker orders from the Opelika-Auburn (Ala.) News (two 500W stackers); Daily Herald, Columbia, Tenn., The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Billings (Mont.) Gazette The Gaston Gazette, Gastonia, N.C., Mural, Guadalajara, Mexico, and Ocala (Fla.) Star Banner (one 500W each); The Seattle Times (two 500Ws); Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune and Philadelphia Newspapers (two 500Ns each); Naples (Fla.) Daily News, Naples (three 501Ns) and Goss International, Durham, N.H. (one 501N).
The Gaston Gazette also ordered a Viper wrapper. Transcontinental Interweb, Mississauga, Ontario, bought three Vipers with 20-inch outfeed extensions.
Quipp sold Twin-Trak belt conveyors to The Journal News, White Plains, N.Y., Courier-Tribune, Asheboro, N.C., and Times-Mail, Bedford, Ind., and floor conveyors to The Gaston Gazette and The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C.