Q.I. Press Controls (QIPC) recently installed a new automation system on a printing press owned by the EDS Group in Brasov, Romania. The order was signed in February and the press has already been running smoothly and efficiently for a number of months.
In 2015, EDS Romania bought a 2001 manroland LITHOMAN 48S press from Sweden. From the outset there had been problems with the automation and, in search of a solution, the company came knocking on QIPC’s door. “We faced a bit of competition for the project,” explains QIPC sales executive, Mathijs Baron. “Ultimately EDS came round to the view that our systems and conditions provided the best solution to their problems.”
At the end of the day, the price-quality ratio had a big part to play in EDS’ decision to choose QIPC, Peter Krummholz, head of processes and technology at EDS explained. “It was a sterling effort on their part. Installation went like a dream, communication was excellent and the new system works like clockwork, even on an older printing press like this one.”
Two mRC-3D cameras for colour register were installed on the manroland LITHOMAN 48S press, plus three mRC-3D cameras for cut-off control and two IDS-3D cameras for colour control. “The installation,” Mathijs Baron points out, “meant that existing systems not working properly had to be removed. At EDS, this brought about a much smoother production process. What’s more, the improved efficiencies rendered by the new QIPC systems mean greater savings when it comes to waste.”
Peter Krummholz is satisfied with the new automation systems from QIPC: “Everything’s working as it should.” If, in the future, there are any issues with the other presses, he wouldn’t hesitate to consider QIPC. “The timing was good during installation, and now that everything is up-and-running, functionality is excellent. We’re extremely upbeat about QIPC.”