Toscotec launches a new generation design of TT Brain DCS


Toscotec has successfully launched a new generation design of its Distributed Control System TT Brain DCS, which offers a whole breadth of innovative functions and add-on customized tools. Numerous tissue producers are already efficiently operating their tissue machines through this upgraded DCS.

Open system for maximum freedom

TT Brain DCS is an open system developed on standard Advanced Process Libraries (APL) by Siemens. Based on specific customer requests, Toscotec has designed several additional customized functions that have been successfully integrated into the DCS, including tracing systems for jumbo and rewound rolls, and recipe management systems.

TT Brain DCS: a system for all 

Apart from machine operators, Toscotec’s new DCS offers useful functions to various users, including maintenance managers and technicians, process engineers, energy managers, production engineers, etc.

TT Brain DCS integrates perfectly with Voith’s QCS e BTG Group’s dataPARC, and it can also easily exchange data with the paper mill’s Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and Enterprise Resource Planning system (ERP).

Innovative message management: focus on key info for spot-on diagnostics

Based on customer feedback and extensive in-field experience, Toscotec developed a forward-thinking message management system that shows only messages (including warnings and alarms) that operators need to view to be able to diagnose the issue at hand. TT Brain DCS offers alarm filtering points for every system or piece of equipment that enables operators to instantly understand problems. Diagnostics on the DCS have never been this easy. Instead of sorting through hundreds of messages to retrace the root cause of the problem, operators can now quickly filter by the machine affected area and are assisted by the underpinning optimized logics that generate messages.

Sebastiano Goddi, Software Department Manager at Toscotec, says: “By building on customer feedback, Toscotec has pushed ahead with the development and implementation of a wide array of functions designed precisely to simplify and streamline the daily work of operators, maintenance and process managers, or anyone else closely working on the tissue machine. The breakthrough idea behind this effort was to create an even more open system tailored to the reality of each individual paper mill”.