Dinamalar plants go for full automation
All production plants of Dinamalar in Madurai, Coimbatore and Chennai are equipped with high-performance 4×1 web offset presses, which feature automated plate-making and punch bending, remote ink-pumping, AGV robotic reel movement and mailroom systems. These production plants of the newspaper deliver UV-cured glossy print on glazed newsprint and other high-end textures, all produced in low wastage. The newspaper installed its first Manugraph Smartline 4 x 1 press in the Madurai plant where installed a Ferag mailroom system too. The plant has also installed Technicon India’s automated 3/4th paper wrapper devices and telescopic conveyors.
At its plants in Coimbatore and Oragadam (in Chennai), Dinamalar invested in GOSS Uniliner S 4×1 presses with four reel-stands for full colour reproduction of 24 pages. All the 4 x 1 presses at the plants use spray dampening bars with no return of waste water to the (dampening) system. The newspaper has adopted 6 lamp heads for UV curing at speeds as high as 65,000 copies per hour and gluing systems for creating ten types of innovations using flaps and windows.