At the same time, new manroland web systems components, with their comprehensive and modern control features for convenient operation, are replacing the outdated control units from Reliance. News Limited has made the conscious decision to go for a tailored, embedded solution from manroland web systems. Its perfectly coordinated hardware and software ensure optimum function and availability of the print systems.
Network solutions for the entire workflow increase efficiency
The printnetwork Monitor facilitates a detailed and transparent assessment of all production data, from pre-press to paper handling, up to printing and finishing.
The advantage? Greater production efficiency in terms of both technical and commercial aspects as the error ratio is virtually zero, leading to remarkable saving potentials. Furthermore, the new printnetwork Mobile ensures absolute mobility. The user is kept updated with the latest production data on his mobile phone and is thus able to conveniently monitor ongoing production, without needing to be on site. This has been made possible by the DataCollect function which, based on log book recordings, collects and analyzes all press data. For comprehensive reporting allowing for human involvement, data can also be recorded manually. DataCollect thus offers an ideal basis for quality analyses, in order to fully exploit the potential for continuous improvement in the production process.
Through the integration of new automation features, such as the Inline Control systems, quick start, as well as the production planning tool with monitoring and reporting, News Limited will manage to considerably reduce waste, as well as increase production efficiency.
In line with this “press facelift”, News Limited is also using the improved tools of the TSC (TeleSupportCenter). The remote access function, for example, allows manroland web systems to directly access the functions of the NEWSMAN installations online, across the entire production line from the reel splicer to the folder delivery, and 24/7. The printing system is thus ready to go again after a press stop in no time at all, in other words, long and expensive downtimes have become a thing of the past.
All of this means far greater efficiency for News Limited. More streamlined processes create potential for leaner production, thus resulting in considerable cost savings.
Cooperation with competent partners
The extensive retrofitting project will be carried out by News Limited in close cooperation with ABB Printing. ABB supplies all drive control systems for the main drive control of printing units and the folder for all four print lines. Proven solutions from manroland web systems and ABB are providing News Limited with the ideal foundation for achieving ultimate efficiency.
Close customer relations and quick response
A tight-knit project team has made it possible to quickly implement the challenging retrofitting project, with less than six months between the purchase decision and the actual project start. And once the first installation gets going this April in Brisbane, it will be plain sailing for the project thanks to the extensive support for manroland web systems’ Australian market organization provided by experts on site.