Press Control Systems
Harland Simon has over 30 years’ experience in supplying the most advanced and user friendly press control systems for the widest range of press manufacturers.
The press control system is a key element of any newspaper production process. It controls the rate at which newspapers are produced and, equally important, the quality of those newspapers. That’s why we have invested so much time and effort in producing the best systems available. Whether you are considering a new press or looking to replace an obsolete system, we have the solution for you, no matter who originally manufactured the press or its control system.
Fast, intuitive touch screen operation Industry-standard platforms Full range of after-sales service New, retrofit and expansion projects Available for any press manufacturer 24×7 support facility
Fast, intuitive touch screen operation
Full range of after-sales service
New, retrofit and expansion projects
Available for any press manufacturer
24×7 support facility
P7000 Press Control Console
Control System Architecture – PressNet
Harland Simon’s standardised PressNet architecture connects all areas of the control system. It’s based on off-the-shelf drives, PCs, PLCs and Ethernet communications running on a standard Microsoft operating system and software. This provides a powerful and robust platform with excellent diagnostics which can be maintained and supported either locally or from our 24×7 support facility.
The PressNet system can be easily configured to suit your requirements and is designed to minimise implementation time and costs. Comprehensive logging of any events within the system such as sensor readings on the press or operator interventions, provides a powerful tool for fault finding. Having been introduced over 15 years ago, the PressNet system is now operational on over 60 sites world-wide.
All PC and PLC hardware we install is non-proprietary and commercially available from a range of major component manufacturers via local distribution channels. We will accommodate your choice of manufacturer wherever possible.
Drives can be provided in any type of configuration for conventional or shaftless applications utilising DC, AC or Servo technologies, giving you full flexibility to work with your established or preferred technology.
A huge range of experience with many manufacturers of ink, damp, register, mailroom, RIP, layout and workflow systems enables Harland Simon to provide a fully integrated solution to fulfil the requirements of any newspaper production facility.