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Another First in Cox Ohio's Mailroom

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

Another First in Cox Ohio's Mailroom

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Having committed $90 million to the project, it's hardly surprising that Cox Ohio Publishing sought to exploit the latest-available technologies to build and equip the Print Technology Center in Franklin, Ohio (E&P, Jan. 18, June 28, and July 5, 1997).

Materials and production, for example, feature high-rise newsprint storage and automatic roll loading for keyless and shaftless offset presses, with jaw folders, erected on a concrete "tabletop."

No less state-of-the-art, Cox's mailroom claims two firsts among North American newspapers: Cannon Equipment's rail-mounted, automated cart- loading and cart-accumulation system (see story, page 38) and, upstream in the packaging process, Heidelberg Web System's line storage system.

Developed a number of years ago by Swedish post-press systems vendor Wamac, the line storage system was adapted to U.S. newspapers' greater inserting and zoning requirements by Heidelberg, which began manufacturing the system as the NP363 in its Dayton, Ohio, plant.

The NP363 accepts sections directly from the press or pre-inserted products transported from one of the NP630s. …

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