Harland Simon is back at Gannett's The Desert Sun in Palm Springs, on its third mission at the print site.
This time Gannett Publishing Services has commissioned the company to replace reelstand controls on the KBA Colora press.
EAE ANK interface modules, ABB KT98 control modules and DC IO will be replaced, as well as the ArcNet communications, using off-the-shelf Allen-Bradley PLC hardware and ethernet communications.
The new contract follows projects in 2014 and 2016, which saw the upgrade of frontend EAE press controls and on-unit KBA/ABB controls.
Existing controls will remain operational until the new system is fully tested in order to remove any risk to production, with elements of the old system that can still be used and supported being retained.