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New quality control system and service contract for paper mill in Italy


The paper manufacturer Cartiere del Polesine commissioned Voith Paper Automation with the delivery of a new quality control system (QCS) for the BM 4 at the Cavanella Po plant in Italy. The OnQ Profilmatic basis weight CD profile control with the associated OnQ ModuleJet actuator system that are currently installed will be expanded to include the OnQ Profilmatic moisture CD profile control for controlling the nozzle moisturizer installed by the customer. This will therefore ensure the required quality for the basis weight and moisture CD profiles of the machine. Two Voith LSC scanners, 5.60 m and 6.50 m wide, are also included in the delivery. They will have four sensors in total. In addition, the automation system will be expanded to include OnQ GradeControl MD controls for basis weight and moisture. The new QCS should be installed by end of December 2011.

On the BM 3 in the same plant, stable basis weight CD profiles and short setting times (until achieving the guaranteed quality values after stoppages, grade changes or breaks) are also to be accomplished. In the future, the OnQ ModuleTap at the headbox will ensure this. The automatic control system is especially suitable for retrofitting existing headboxes from various manufacturers on which there is no dilution water system.

In addition, Cartiere del Polesine has chosen to conclude a service contract with Voith Paper Automation for both machines. Within the framework of the “remote diagnostics” service module, the package allows a remote diagnostic service of the automation systems used, if the customer so desires. A Voith Paper Automation service employee logs into the system of Cartiere del Polesine via an online connection and in this way can check the current status and eliminate malfunctions or carry out optimizations, if required.

The service module also includes 24/7 telephone support by the Voith service team. This guarantees very short reaction times and allows Cartiere del Polesine to get competent advice and support any time it is necessary. The service contract will come into effect in July 2011.

Back in 2007, Voith Paper Automation had equipped the BM 4 with its OnQ Profilmatic moisture CD profile control and the associated OnQ ModuleJet actuator system. This follow-up order is now the best proof that Cartiere del Polesine considers Voith Paper Automation to be a reliable partner. The automation upgrade has been planned in close collaboration with both teams and precisely adjusted to the needs and the available budget.

Voith Paper is a division of the Voith Group and the leading partner to and pioneer in the paper industry. Through constant innovations, Voith Paper is optimizing the paper manufacturing process, focusing on developing resource-saving products to reduce the use of energy, water, and fibers.

Voith sets standards in the markets energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transportation & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs almost 40,000 people, generates € 5.2 billion in sales, operates in about 50 countries around the world and is today one of the biggest family-owned companies in Europe.


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