Technology

Digitalization and automation

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Voith Paper has more than 300 digital installations worldwide. The numerous references prove how digitalization continuously optimizes the production process in terms of efficiency, sustainability and quality.

«For more than five years, customers worldwide have been relying on our digital solutions. The areas of application are very different – with our individual industrial application, we offer customized solution packages» says Dr. Jürgen Abraham, President Products & Services and Digital Business Officer at Voith Paper. «Based on our expertise in digitalization, automation and artificial intelligence, we are continuously developing new possibilities for the paper production of the future».

With concrete approaches, Voith experts and the OnPerformance.Lab advise, accompany and support customers on their way to a digitalized paper mill. The IIoT platform OnCumulus, which provides fast and reliable access to data from machines and systems, serves as the basis. Using the collected and evaluated data, the applications lead to performance improvements along the entire process chain. The robust digital solutions feature the highest security standards, are implemented in the shortest possible time and show continuous production improvements from day one. In addition to long-term efficiency gains, Papermaking 4.0 solutions enable significantly more sustainable production. «Digitalization is an important lever to support the improvement of all performance areas of the operation: customer service, efficiency and flexibility» says Mario Naldini, COO BU Paper & Security at Fedrigoni. «The OnEfficiency solution implemented in Fabriano by Voith represents a fundamental milestone in our digital transformation. With a payback period of less than one year, the economic benefits are significant».