Customer: UPM’s PM6 in Schongau, Germany
Production: Printing paper
Description: UPM has awarded Voith to supply its Quality Control System (QCS) OnQuality of scanners and sensors to the company’s PM6 in Schongau, Germany. The new system will stabilize and optimize product quality and the overall production process. At the same time, it will increase the mill’s productivity and reduce operating and maintenance costs. UPM, the world’s leading producer of graphic papers, was especially convinced by the system’s strong flexibility, its high accuracy and Voith’s short delivery and installation times.
Details: The order comprises the OnQuality QCS that allows papermakers to meet high paper quality requirements and to achieve an increased operational efficiency. The system ordered will control and optimize important quality parameters including basis weight, moisture, color and ash content. The smart sensors include comprehensive diagnostic functions and provide easy access for maintenance and system extension. They are compact, robust and feature state-of-the-art technology. The scope of delivery to UPM is complemented with a scanner from the OnQuality. Scanners portfolio, which ideally complements the sensors. Its high traversing speed combined with fast signal processing provides high-resolution profiles for precise longitudinal and transverse profile control. With the measurements of the OnQuality.Sensors the control of all relevant quality parameters in machine – and cross-direction is enabled.
The Voith OnQuality QCS is based on the modular and proven automation platform ComCore. ComCore allows an easy integration of the QCS into the customer’s automation system, providing clear information and easy access to papermakers.
Start up: The installation is scheduled to be completed within summer 2021.