Komori maintenance guide for lockdown

Points to be noted

Komori sheetfed offset press

Maintenance before or after long holidays

Maintenance Before

  1. Do not use an air gun when cleaning the main panel and circuit board. If necessary, carefully suck up the powder dust by vaccum cleaner.
  • There is a case that the powder after sprayed may stick to the relay point and cause a problem.
  1. Record the amperage of ammeter at the time of operation at low speed.
  • This record will help an operation after holidays.
  1. Discharge the air from both compressor and press after turning off the main power of the press. If possible, discharge from each drain cock.

Maintenance After

  1. Turn on the air conditioner in the plant from the day before the operation day.
  • There is a data that it takes for 24 hours to have all parts of the press at a suitable temperature.
  1. Check if the oil in the oil bath keeps the upper limit showing on the oil level gauge. If not, fill the oil.
  2. Turn on the main power of the press and operate the lubrication pump for ten minutes or more.
  • Each device will be lubricated.
  1. Send a compressed air to the press after checking the compressor showing high.
  2. Idle slowly for a while (half day if possible) and warm up the press.
  • It will be effective if other preparations can be made during this process.
  1. Check the movement of air cylinder and other while idling.
  • Turn on/off the switch several times and check a switching sound of solenoid valve.1. Komorimatic

    2. Ink form roller On/Off

    3. Cylinder On/Off

    4. Peripheral equipment

  1. Start the normal operation if there is no problem as a result of checking the amperage on the ammeter after idling for about one hour at low speed.

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

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