August 24, 2007 Voith Paper: SCA Tissue North America has selected Voith Paper Automation to supply the complete automation package for the new tissue project at the Barton, Alabama / USA mill.
Complete Automation Package for New SCA Tissue Project
SCA Tissue North America has selected Voith Paper Automation to supply the complete automation package for the new tissue project at the Barton, Alabama / USA mill.
Voith Paper Automation will supply an OnQuality quality control system for the new TM14, along with an OnControl distributed control system (DCS) for the 350 tons per day mixed office waste deinking system, the approach flow system, water clarification, and the new 5.5 m crescent former tissue machine. The machine will have a design speed of 2,000 m/min. Included in the package is Rockwell's Low Voltage Drive package.
"We chose the combination of Voith Paper Automation and Rockwell Automation because we felt their equipment and technology was the best currently available in terms of accuracy, an intuitive operator interface, and the ability to self-maintain," stated Mark Phiscator, SCA Tissue Director of Engineering and Technology. "Furthermore, Voith Paper's business is paper, so there is a lot of synergies and embedded technologies available."
SCA is a worldwide leader in the manufacture of tissue. The Barton mill currently manufactures 100,000 tons of tissue each year. With the new machine, annual production will increase to 170,000 tons. Start-up of the new machine is planned for late summer of 2008.
Voith Paper is a division of Voith and one of the leading partners to the paper industry. Through steady innovations Voith Paper optimizes the paper production process. More than a third of worldwide paper production is produced on Voith Paper machines.
Voith sets standards in the paper, energy, mobility and service markets. Founded on January 1, 1867, it has a current workforce of approx. 34,000, sales of EUR 3.7 billion and over 250 locations worldwide, and is one of the largest family-owned enterprises in Europe.
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