The third Colora for China will be shipped in mid-2004 to the Hangzhou Daily Press Group in Hangzhou, a city with six million inhabitants some 200km south-west of Shanghai, and the capital of Zhejiang Province. The group, which publishes four dailies and two magazines, employs more than 1,000 people and pumps out more than three million copies a day. Advertising revenues in 2002 came to 280 million yuan (approx. EUR 30m).
The Colora has a maximum web width of 1,720mm (67_”), a 546mm (21_”) cut-off and a rated output of 75,000 copies per hour in straight production. It will be configured with four Megtec DLP 2-50 reelstands, three four-high towers of H-type units with colour-register controls and blanket washing units, a folder superstructure with four formers and two bay windows, and a KF 3 double jaw folder with a 2:3:3 cylinder ratio. The shaftless press line will be controlled and monitored from three EAE consoles featuring a Print PP job scheduling and press presetting system and a service PC to support remote maintenance and diagnostics.
The tenth Comet to be shipped to China is destined for the Gansu Daily in Lanzhou, a provincial capital in the northwest. The 70,000cph four-high tower will be configured with a KF 3 folder, an EAE console and a diagnostics PC. Like the Colora it will have a 546mm cut-off, but the web width will be variable between 635mm and 1,000mm (25″ – 39_”), with 781mm and 860mm as the standard. The Comet will be installed early next year as an extension to the existing press line, a MAN Uniset
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