Quality Control Systems to PM2 and PM3 production lines
Helsinki, Finland, March 26, 2008 - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order from Stora Enso Publication Papers Oy Ltd to supply new Quality Control and Web Imaging systems to the PM2 and PM3 production lines at their Anjalankoski mill in Finland. The annual production capacity will be 435,000 tons. Investments improve both the product quality and the efficiency of the production lines.
The ABB delivery is related to the changes in the Anjalankoski mill´s production structure where the oldest paper machine, PM1, will be closed down. Instead, PM2 starts to produce high quality, coated book paper and PM3 continues with improved newspaper and uncoated book paper production.
The delivery includes two new Network Platform scanners as well as sensors measuring paper quality for PM2, cross direction controls for basis weight and renewal of previous generation system for PM3. In addition, ABB will also supply the new Web Imaging HDI800 System as well as Automatic Braking System for the winder. Process and production information gathered from the new systems will be transferred to the earlier delivered, extensive ABB Collaborative Production Management system for follow-up the production efficiency.
"The challenges for today's paper production are the continuous paper grade and shade changes on the paper machine. ABB Quality Control Systems provide efficient and optimized paper measurement and control solutions for papermakers, e.g. automatic change for a different paper grade or shade. The purpose is to remarkably improve paper machine production efficiency and quality, which have a direct impact to cost savings", states Markku Piispanen, Quality Control System Sales Manager in Finland.
The deliveries will be complete during the year-end 2008.
ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs more than 110,000 people.