Newspaper Printing Press Controls Upgrades


Providing our services to Harland Simon, we are part of the site commissioning team providing control system upgrades at various printing centres around the world. Some of the sites we have worked at are…

  • Broughton Printers (Preston)
  • Yorkshire Post (Leeds)
  • Trafford Park Printers (Manchester)
  • Archant Print (Norwich)
  • Sabah Newspapers (Istanbul, Turkey)
  • Hurriyet Newspapers (Istanbul, Turkey)
  • Press and Journals (Aberdeen)
  • Goss International (Durham, NH, USA)

Control systems
Harland Simon Intella 120, 200, 300, 400 and 500 range of PLC, Prima 6000 Control desks, Prima Management Systems, Harland Simon Micropower Drives, Indramat Drives, Siemens Master Drive MC, Siemens S7 Plc’s , B&R Plcs, Allen Bradley ControlLogix

Printing presses
Goss T60, Goss T70, Goss HT70, Goss Colorliner 80, Heidelberg Mainstream 80, KBA TR6, KBA TR12

Our scope
Onsite system commissioning

Vacuum Mixing System & Bulk Powder Handling


The system consisted of the following

  • Two 3 Ton mixing vessels with mixers and anchors
  • Two 1.5 Ton powder batch bins
  • One 5 Ton pre melt vessel with mixers and temperature heating control and re-circulation
  • Vacuum powder transfer with vac hoppers
  • Bulk material transfer and quantity display
  • Filling off system

Control system
Siemens S7-300 Plc, 2 x ET200M Remote I/O stations, 4 x Siemens TP177 Monochrome HMIs, 8 x Allen Bradley Power Flex (Sensorless Vector Drives) from 5.5kW to 45kW

Our scope
Siemens S7 Plc software design, Onsite system commissioning

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