BH Media has ordered a drive retrofit from ABB for two Mitsubishi presses at its print site in Mechanicsville, Virginia, according to ABB. The Times-Dispatch Hanover County production plant prints the daily Richmond Times-Dispatch, the Newport News Daily Press and an assortment of BH Media weeklies and other publications.

The two Mitsubishi presses are shafted and each currently has 11

Fincor drives, five with 200HP and six with 100HP. These drives are obsolete and also difficult to troubleshoot and repair, ABB says.

ABB will supply the latest DCS880 DC industrial drives.

The new drives will be commissioned on the first press around mid-year 2019. The second press follows in 2021.

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