Courier Corp. to Add Fourth manroland Lithoman Web Press
NORTH CHELMSFORD, MA—04/22/10—Following two solid quarters of growth, Courier Corp. has approved the investment in a fourth manroland Lithoman web press for its Kendallville, IN, plant.
Like the three Lithoman presses already in production, the fourth press will have four printing units on a single 57.5˝ web. It will be equipped for extremely fast makereadies with semi-automatic plate changers and the manroland Quickstart package. Complementing the high speed press is a faster PFI 5/S-MT AC drive folder designed for a 2:5:5 configuration with two quarter folders. The double round cylinders perform at a maximum speed of 45,000 impressions per hour (90,000 signatures per hour.)
The PECOM control system will be fully integrated into the workflow through two workstations. The TelePresence system will provide remote diagnostics and around the clock support. The TeleConsult system offers a quarterly press performance report to analyze and to help continuously improve production efficiencies.
A dedicated manroland project team will manage the press project from installation to start-up along with specialized training on maintenance and new upgraded features.
manroland Inc., a division of manroland AG, is the world’s second largest printing systems manufacturer and the world’s market leader in web offset. manroland employs almost 8,700 people and has annual sales of some Euro 1.7 billion with an export share of almost 80%. Web and sheetfed offset presses provide solutions for publishing, commercial and packaging printing. For more information visit the web site at www.manroland.us.com.