ABB, one of the leading suppliers of automation solutions for the newspaper industry, has been awarded a large contract for the modular retrofitting of the KBA Commander presses used to print Al Ahram, one of Egypt's leading newspapers. The contract was awarded by the press manufacturer Koenig & Bauer.
The press line at Al Ahram consists of eight printing towers, two folders and twelve reelstands. ABB's scope of supply includes a completely new MPS Production press management system, six new control consoles and new drives for the reelstands.
The commissioning of the various systems is foreseen for the first half of 2013 and will be carried out "on the fly" with both presses always available for the night production of Al Ahram.
Press configuration at Al Ahram