New drives for the infeed units of the reelstands for a Finnish printing company
Sanomala Oy has chosen a new drive control system from PrintHouseService (PHS) for its reelstand infeed units.
The Helsinki-based company has been printing on a large Colorman installation for many years. For the production safety of such systems, it is now necessary to keep the electronics continuously up to date. Sometimes it is electronic modules that are discontinued, sometimes it is technical improvements that pay for themselves.
In the case of the PHS infeed controls, both play a role. These completely pre-assembled modules are made up of standard, freely available components - this reduces maintenance costs and they can be maintained remotely - and reduces downtimes in the event of a fault.
The installation takes place on two reelstands in a few hours of a day shift. After an initial training, this can be carried out by the own personnel.
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Veli-Pekka Salmi, Head of Electronics Sanomala Oy: "It only took a few weeks from the first contact to the complete installation. The PHS system convinces with its compatible, modular design and simple commissioning. In the end, of course, the attractive price also played a role. A few hours after installation, our splicers were back in trouble-free operation and have been running to our satisfaction ever since. The spare parts we obtain secure us for the near future - until they are used up. Further retrofits might then follow step by step.
Harald Klein, Head of Systems Services at PHS is pleased: "Projects like this one with Sanomala Oy fit perfectly into the spectrum of our services. Our electronics engineers have excellent know-how for these reelstands and their infeed units. In various cases, these smaller retrofits have convinced users of our capabilities, so that they can rely on us for large retrofits as well. We look forward to continuing our cooperation with Sanomala Oy."
Sanomapaino consists of 2 newspaper printing plants in Finland. These are Sanomala Oy (Vantaa) and Savon Paino Oy (Varkaus). This constellation offers an excellent opportunity to shorten throughput times and reduce overhead costs while at the same time ensuring a regional focus. In Vantaa, a Colorman line with 13 printing towers is used for production. Both coldset and heatset products as well as a combination ("hybrid") are produced. Approximately 1.5 million newspapers are printed at the sites every day.