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APG awards DCOS two upgrade projects

APG awards DCOS two upgrade projects

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Kinna, July 22nd, 2021 – Adams Publishing Group (APG), owners of 37 daily newspapers has awarded two contracts to DCOS Automation for new press controls and closed-loop automation at their printing facilities in Cheyenne, WY and Boseman, MT.

For the Cheyenne project, a manroland Uniset press from 2008 was retrofitted with a new virtualized PPM server and two new desk controllers. This retrofit was competed in January this year.

“We are particularly excited to be awarded this order as it’s the first manroland retrofit in the US for us. DCOS has been doing retrofit on manroland presses since 2013 and the acquisition of the Germany-based Automation company IGA last year has further strengthen our capabilities” says Ron Ehrhardt, sales director for DCOS in North America.

Doug Wilson, VP of Production at APG adds; “The DCOS team provided a flawless installation with excellent support. We have had no issues or problems to date, and they have even went above and beyond to provide support on issue that were not related to the PECOM upgrade. They continuously monitor for any anomalies that may cause any delay in printing or disruptions to our clients.”

For the Bozeman project DCOS will supply a closed-loop color density and registration system to a DGM 440 press, consisting of four 4-high towers, one 2-high and two folders. The equipment has just arrived in Bozeman and the installation will start in the next weeks.

“In the last year we have upgraded three DGM 440 press users with our closed-loop systems, including 4 heatset and 1 UV DGM 440 presses. We welcome any opportunity to demonstrate our capabilities to the DGM user base at our U.S customer sites” adds Ehrhardt.

About DCOS
DCOS offers custom-designed automated solutions with a focus on user-friendliness, efficiency and reliability – the aim is to maximize the productivity of the customers.

DCOS offers a new approach in operation and control systems, operator interfaces, production follow-up and camera-based inspection systems for new and printing press installations, including retrofitting of existing ones. The company has printing press customers across the world and operates a strong service organization based on a network of carefully selected and skilled agents and partners.

About DCOS Inspection System
DCOS Inspection Systems is a range of in-house developed camera based systems for the printing industry. The systems automate a majority of the traditionally manual quality adjustments made in the printing process. This in turn increases productivity and cost effectiveness as waste, start-up time, use of consumables and manning can be greatly reduced. At the same time a high and consistent quality is guaranteed.

DCOS Inspection System measures solid ink micro marks. Offline densitometric measurement of ink solid is proven in the industry for decades, it simple and stable. DCOS has reengineered the concept and developed an online high-speed solution adaptable to any press. This technology is optimized for best performance, repeatability and effectiveness. This is proven at installation across the globe.



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2021-07-26 11:01