ABB offers a very modular press control replacement concept for selected generations of the manroland proprietary press control system PECOM. A gateway, based on a standard Windows PC and developed jointly by ABB and manroland, allows ABB control consoles and the press management system, MPS Production, to replace the existing manroland solutions without requiring any change to the rest of the control systems.
The PECOM printing unit, folder and section controls can also be replaced on a per unit basis with modern ABB controls solutions. The compatibility goes so far that mixed operation with both ABB and PECOM units on the same press is possible. The compatibility also means that it is very easy to switch between old and new systems and therefore that a press can be retrofitted step-by-step during the day but always be available for the night production.