Harland Simon drives away more obsolescence at Moncton, NB


BrunswickNews-before&afterHarland Simon has been selected to upgrade obsolete press drives at The Brunswick News, Moncton, NB. This new project will see the upgrade of Allen-Bradley 1395 drives on a Goss Headliner/Colorliner press, to provide a reliable platform and help The Brunswick News to meet their increasingly demanding print schedule.

Shaun MacIsaac, Operations Manager for The Brunswick News, NB commented, “With a very busy press room having only a small maintenance window each week, the execution plan for the project is crucial. We were impressed with Harland Simon’s track record for similar projects, and have full confidence in them for ours. We are excited to have this project complete in early 2016.”

The project includes the replacement of seven 75HP 1395 drives, one 150HP 1395 drive and two PLC/5 drive masters, one of which will act as a stand-by, with off the shelf Allen Bradley hardware. Thanks to Harland Simon’s extensive upgrade expertise, the installation will be carried out without any interruption to production. Harland Simon’s suite of diagnostic tools and the comprehensive AB RSLogix 5000 package will ensure that performance of the new drives is continually monitored so that if any issues occur they can be rapidly resolved.

This project follows the recent completion of a press controls upgrade at Patriot News, PA, where waste has been reduced and print availability maximised following the retrofit. The Harland Simon solution has also been proven at various sites where drive replacement projects have been completed including at Daily Sentinel, CO; Burlington Free Press, VT; Birmingham News, AL; Winston Salem, NC and Ann Arbor, MI.

Harland Simon’s Managing Director – Americas, John Staiano further commented, “The press drive upgrade at The Brunswick News demonstrates the versatility of Harland Simon’s standardized upgrade methodology, whether new or retrofit, Goss (in this case a mixed environment and drive sizes), manroland, TKS, KBA or Wifag – the core platform and principles remain the same. This type of standardization improves support, reliability and reduces downtime”

For further information, please contact John Staiano in our Chicago Office.  Tel: +1 630 572 7650.