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Watch these "before" and "after" videos at the Cortez (CO) Journal. Notice the increased speed and improved quality in the "after" video, as the machine runs for 7 minutes straight!
The Longview (TX) News-Journal recently contracted with The Network to repair their inserter and re-train their operators. After just two week-long visits and a follow-up visit a few months later, productivity has risen from less than 5,000 cph to as much as 15,000 cph. A run that used to take up to 20 hours is now routinely completed in under 8 hours. The improvement ”more than paid for the training in a very short period of time,” said Janet Owen, Production Director.
At the Star-Observer in Hudson, WI, The Network's associates installed an SLS1000 and provided training services for the team there.
Sometimes all you need to improve productivity is to rebuild worn feeders. The Network replaces only necessary parts, often with in-stock used components, saving you money. A few examples:
The Sun-Sentinel (Ft. Lauderdale) and Orlando Sentinel contracted with The Network to rebuild their SLS3000 feeders. This is an ongoing project; we have rebuilt 29 feeders to date.
The Network spent 30 days on-site rebuilding feeders and pockets on a G60 inserter for the Advertiser in Montgomery, AL, as well as providing operational training for their staff.
The Network's associates provided a feeder rebuilding program for the existing SLS1000 at the Daily Hampshire Gazette in Northampton, MA. where they also installed a second SLS1000 that had been relocated from Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
The Network's broad experience and expertise has allowed it to complete many different types of projects for newspapers and commercial printers around the country.
Indianapolis Star: The Network performs annual audits and training for the Star's SLS3000 and Combistacks.
At Dispatch Printing Company in Columbus, Ohio, the Network replaced more than 500 pockets on their four Goss Magnapak inserters to accommodate their new, smaller product size.
Journal Register Company, Exton, Pennsylvania: We reconfigured two SLS2000 inserters, removing five Combistacks and replacing them with four stacker infeeds. The Network provided the equipment, engineered the PLC changes, and commissioned the system.
At the Daily Herald (part of Paddock Publications) in Schaumberg, Illinois, our associates designed and fabricated new cams and openers for their three Heidelberg 630s to accommodate their web-width reduction. The Network also provided operational training, and you can see the smooth-running results here.
In Newport News, Virginia, we removed all of the NewsGrip chain and components for the shuttered production facility.
The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa: The Network's experts were able to provide telephone support to solve a chronic technical issue with their Quipp stacker.
Gannett Wisconsin Newspaper Group in Wausau, Wisconsin: Our associates removed and replaced the conveyor, pick-up station, linear drive and take-up assembly on an SLS2000.
The Network procured a Muller Martini Fox saddle stitcher for Signature Offset and installed it for them.
The Daily Hampshire Gazette contracted with The Network for on-site technical support for their Quipp stacker.
Fayetteville (NC) Observer: The Network provided a ten-station SLS1000 quarter-fold inserter to handle a very large insert package of more than 160 broadsheet pages. See the video.
The Network repaired a chronic problem that the Courier in Houma, Louisiana was having with the opener on their SLS1000.
relocated to the Sun City Newspaper.
Dispatch Printing Company: To support additional business at the paper, The Network installed a 30-feeder, double-out Goss 632 inserter that had been at the Tampa Tribune. Network associates commissioned the machine and provided operational training.
The Network relocated an SLS2000 for Gannett. The SLS2000 was originally located in St. Cloud, MN and was relocated to Gannett Offset in Maple Grove, MN.
Expert training can make all the difference in how well your equipment runs. The Network provides affordable training at your site for your key employees, from set-up to maintenance. When was the last time your inserting machine operators received factory-level training? To get the most out of your equipment, your operators need to understand how it works, not just which buttons to push. Training includes:
Some examples of recent training:
Two SLS1000 inserters were removed from Bloomington, Illinois, and reinstalled in Decatur, Illinois at the Herald-Review. Watch the video to see the first production run after the installation was completed.
21st Century Media Michigan, a division of Digital First Media, chose The Network to reconfigure and install an SLS3000 at their Pontiac inserting facility. The machine was moved from the 21st Century plant in Mount Clemens, Michigan. The relocation included expanding the inserter from 24 to 30 feeders; The Network provided all engineering services for the project.
The Network relocated two inserters and four saddle stitch machines from the Daily Racing Form in Port Washington, NY to Expedi Printing in Brooklyn. The Network utilized former field service technicians and factory personnel from the original manufacturer.
The Network was chosen to relocate five SLS1000s from The Mesa (AZ) Tribune. Two of the inserters were
Whether you need to move an inserter across the room or across the country, The Network can handle it for you. Our crew will dismantle, move, reassemble, and fine-tune your inserting machines, buffers, conveyors, stackers, strappers, and whatever else you might need – on time and on budget. Want to add or subtract hoppers, or reconfigure conveyors? No problem.If you need assistance finding a used inserter, we can help with that, too, and then relocate it for you. See here for equipment we currently have on hand. If we don't have what you need, we will search for it around the country. Operator training can easily be included in the project, allowing you to take full advantage of your new equipment's capabilities. A few of our recent projects: