The RBW Graphics facility in Owen Sound, Ontario, which is owned by TC Transcontinental, recently completed a suite of upgrades to a Goss M-3000 press. The project consisted of a drives and controls system upgrade, an Omni Make-Ready bundle and ink fountain rebuilds.
The drives and controls upgrade involved replacing existing consoles with new Omnicon and Omnicolor consoles, new Siemens PLC CPU hardware, controllers and drives. Goss technicians rebuilt the ink fountains on eight existing units and added new four- and 16-channel driver boards, embedded controller boards, ink fountain balls, and single piece ink keys. The Omni Make-Ready package, a combination of hardware and software functions, is designed to reduce waste.
“We have invested a significant amount of money into this press to ensure longevity and reliability, says Ted Schneider, Maintenance and Engineering Manager of RBW Graphics. “The new upgrades will also help to gain efficiencies and help to provide consistency in quality. By adding the Omnicon control system to this press, it aligns with the operating platforms on our other Goss Sunday presses which all run the Omnicon system.”
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