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A press control desk 'to go'

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A press control desk 'to go'

That belief is evidenced by the company's installation of a new triple-wide press.

Athesiadruck, the printing division of the Athesia Group, produces 40 million newspaper copies a year, as well as books, calendars and other print products.

Recently the company put a new Colorman XXL press into operation to replace a Uniman press dating from 1990.

The two printing towers are operated by only three printers (who also take care of the platemaking and reelstands) – half the number needed before. At the same time, the waste figure has been reduced dramatically.

That is also thanks to the MobilPad, a mobile device with the functionality of a control desk. The printers save time by taking it right to the position of the press where they need to carry out adjustments, for example at the folder or the mini plow device, or for maintenance work.

Werth says the printers got used to it very quickly thanks to its intuitive operation.

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Charlotte Janischewski

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2014-03-20 00:55

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