DaVinci control: Honeywell to automate quality for Karlsborg paper plant
Honeywell will provide paper manufactuer Billerud with a DaVinci Quality Control System and a range of actuators as part of a project to a paper machine at Billerud's plant in Karlsborg, Sweden.
Honeywell will provide Billerud , a leading Swedish manufacturer of packaging paper, with a DaVinci Quality Control System (QCS) and a range of actuators as part of a project to rebuild the company’s paper machine at its plant in Karlsborg, Sweden.
The project will automate quality control and build more consistent and precise measurement capabilities into the paper machine. These improvements are expected to increase production speed and yield. The solution also will improve the quality of the resulting sack and kraft paper used in packaging.
"Honeywell is a long-standing vendor of ours, and because of their familiarity with our business and with our plant, they were the partner of choice," says Lars Göran Ekholm, production manager, Billerud. "Honeywell’s solution enables a significant revamp of our production process. On a micro level, we will be able to accurately measure moisture in places where it was previously impossible. On a macro level, the resulting efficiencies will allow us to boost production without sacrificing quality."
According to Paul Orzeske, VP and general manager, Honeywell Process Solutions Europe, Middle East and Africa, "Increasing production throughput is the goal of any manufacturing facility, and pulp and paper manufacturers such as Billerud require innovative technology to help them achieve this goal. The improvements we are making at Karlsborg should result in a better product and improved business performance for Billerud."
For more information about the DaVinci QCS and other Honeywell solutions that can improve business performance, visit www.honeywell.com/ps .
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