Danish newspaper publisher Nordjyske Medier places retrofit order to ABB
ABB, known for automation solutions for the newspaper industry, has announced a further order for its modular press retrofit solutions, this time from Nordjyske Medier in Aalborg, Denmark. The order from the publisher of newspaper titles like Nordjyske Stiftstidende, covers three main areas of work. The first part of the order sees the AMK drives on one tower of the Wifag OF370 press in Aalborg being replaced with state-of-the-art ABB ACSM1 drives. The second part of the order covers the replacement of the obsolete Wifag positioning systems on the same printing tower. The replacement ABB system, APOS, is based on ABB’s Advant Controller AC500 PLC.
The third and final part of the offer covers upgrades to the four existing control consoles used for operating the presses at Aalborg. The new PC hardware and application software will move Nordjyske Medierto the latest touch screen-compatible version of ABB’s MPS Control Console. The commissioning of the various upgrades is foreseen for the first quarter of 2018. ABB is pioneer in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally.