DGM Upgrade

David Tye

Working for the newly formed Prima Group in Manroland Goss, we provided commissioning and software services to upgrade a shaftless DGM web offset printing press at Action Printing in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin USA. The press has three DGM 440 units, two DGM 1030 Folders, with Jardis Reelstands, infeeds and web guides.
The upgrade involved replacing the GE Fanuc PLCs with Allen Bradley Compact Logix controllers, whilst retaining the Profibus Wago IO, and indramat Diax04 drives and PPC controllers.
For information on Press Controls Upgrades Please Contact us.

Controls Upgrade Management and System Commissioning USA

David Tye

Starting Printing Press Conversion, Number 5 of 5 presses.
As part of an Ongoing Contract we are working with ManrolandGoss, we are providing our conversion management and commissioning services for a large press upgrade project in New York, USA.
Replacing the old Goss Colorliners MAC and DRINK controllers with the latest B&R X20 PLCs, and replacing ten Allen Bradley 1336 150HP AC Drives with the latest Allen Bradley Powerflex 755 AC Drives.
For information on Press Controls Upgrades Please Contact dave.tye@p3controls.com or a.glover@p3controls.com

Conversion Of KBA Printing Units

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Working for Harland Simon, we provided our conversion and commissioning services to convert two KBA web offset printing units located at the Desert Sun Newspapers in Palm Springs, USA. The conversion involved removing the KBA/ABB   KT98 controllers and DC91 IO modules on CS31 bus,  and replacing them with Allen Bradley Compact Logix controllers and Point I/O.

Conversion Of Goss Printing Units

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Gramedia Publishing in Jakarta, Indonesia choose Harland  Simon to upgrade their current Intella 310 and 400 control system. This upgrade involved swapping out the old Harland Simon Intella PLCs and replacing them with Allen Bradley Compact Logix PLC’s and Allen Bradley Point I/O. This was the final phase of the conversion, Harland Simon engineers had already completed changing the old DC drive system to a modern supportable Allen Bradley Power Flex DC drive system and upgrading all the reelstands to supportable Allen Bradley Compact Logix PLCs. We provided our services to convert and re-commission the Goss printing unit

Newspaper Printing Press Controls Upgrades

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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