El Comercio in Lima buys second-hand UNISET 75 from Newsfax and expands its printing site
El Comercio in Lima already runs a LITHOMAN commercial press from manroland web systems. Now the company expands its printing site with the first manroland web systems newspaper press in Peru. They invested in a UNISET 75 with construction year 2007 that has been sold by the specialist for second-hand presses, GWS printing systems (Netherlands). As partner of GWS, manroland web systems is responsible for parts of the engineering and the recommissioning of the press.
Get three out of two
The main challenge of this project is to upgrade the existing press that is equipped with 12 towers in H-construction, 12 reel splicers and 2 folders to a 3 section press. To realize this, an additional folder will be integrated to the press and there will be a comprehensive modification of the web lead within the press. „For GWS, manroland web systems is the ideal partner for this project as the press manufacturer takes over the complete construction as well as the recommissioning", Walter Donkers from GWS printing systems explains. The new configuration of the press also brings up basic actions that are necessary due to the conditions in Peru. First of all, the different net frequency that requires an upgrade to 60Hz. The additional folder also gets an advanced upgrade.
El Comercio: biggest newspaper printer in Peru
The Peruvian publishing company El Comercio in Lima is the biggest printer in Peru. With expanding its machinery by a 3 section newspaper rotation, their leading position at the South American market shall be strengthened.