ABB to retrofit Wifag OF370 press at La Nacion, Buenos Aires

2013-10-22 - ABB, one of the leading suppliers of automation solutions for the newspaper industry, has announced a major order from "La Nacion", the leading Argentinian newspaper based in Buenos Aires, for drives and controls retrofits on their Wifag OF370 press.
La Nacion is the latest in a long line of newspaper houses that has chosen ABB's APOS solution to replace obsolete proprietary control and positioning systems on their press. ABB will install its APOS solution on six printing towers and one folder. A drives retrofit will also be carried out on these units.

In addition, ABB will supply new drives and control systems for nine Wifag reelstands at the Buenos Aires site.

The project will be carried out in close cooperation between the ABB organizations in Argentina and Switzerland. "ABB’s strong local presence in Argentina and the cooperation between the two parts of the ABB organization were decisive in winning this order," says Christian Villiger, head of ABB's activities in the printing business. "It is another example of the advantages of ABB’s global footprint."

The commissioning of the upgrades will be performed in parallel with the daily production on the press in order to avoid any downtime and will be completed by August 2014.

Soon with new ABB controls and drives – the Wifag OF370 in Buenos Aires