The AZ Grafische Betriebe AG in Aarau,
Switzerland, purchased a second WIFAG OF 370 6-high tower.
The extension to the WIFAG OF 370 comprises 12
printing couples, an autopaster and corresponding web lead elements.
The press controls will be extended by ABB. The
two 6-high towers can produce 48 four-color pages on a small footprint. Two webs
are run with conventional 4-high tower leads.
In the lower two printing units of the first
tower, cyan and magenta will be printed on a third web, which is then led into
the lower printing units of a second tower where yellow and black are printed.
The WRC color register control ensures the color
register between the printing units of the two towers for this web lead. The new
tower is also equipped with fan-out compensators and ink unit washing devices.
Start-up of the second tower is planned for
AZ Grafische will use the new tower to print 20
Minuten, a commuter newspaper. The press upgrade will enable the company to add
pages and boost color capacity.