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Honeywell to upgrade printing at Nordic newspaper

Honeywell to upgrade printing at Nordic newspaper

January 8, 2013 - Honeywell has been selected by Edda Trykk, the second largest publisher in Norway, to upgrade its Printa press control and shaftless drive systems at the company’s newspaper printing facility in Stokke, Norway.

Honeywell will provide new commercial input/output modules, bring the safety system in line with current standards and increase redundancy in the drive system. Edda Trykk is owned by Amedia AS, which was formed in 2012 through a merger between A-pressen and Edda Media. The company publishes 78 print titles in various countries including Norway and Russia.

“By replacing obsolete components, Honeywell will help our Stokke site continue printing newspapers on the existing presses into the 2020s,” said Nils Morten Vestskogen, plant manager, Edda Trykk. “A key benefit is that the upgrades can be achieved without disrupting production by making changes gradually, part by part.”

As part of the scope of work, the existing Bitbus I/O’s will be changed to commercial Profibus I/O’s, the controllers of the towers and folders will be upgraded to Honeywell Field Controller, the safety system will be modernized to comply with current standards and the shaftless drive system modernized from an optical Sercos II to an Ethernet-based Sercos III network with new drives and motors. Redundancy will be added by separating the tower pairs’ drive networks, thereby reducing the risk of drive failures.

“The printing industry is facing difficult times, with newspaper circulations decreasing year over year as digital consumption increases,” said Marko Jämsen, business leader, Pulp, Paper and Printing, Honeywell Process Solutions. “By using Honeywell, Edda Trykk has taken the prudent step of selecting a phased approach of upgrading its press control system, protecting its existing assets and allowing the company to maintain performance into the future.”

Honeywell International is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. Honeywell Process Solutions is part of Honeywell’s Automation and Control Solutions group, a global leader in providing product and service solutions that improve efficiency and profitability, support regulatory compliance, and maintain safe, comfortable environments in homes, buildings and industry.

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