ABB began by providing the mill with control and quality control systems, drives and electrification, as well as multi-variable cross-direction control and paper quality measurements in 1996. In 2003, the mill’s CEO asked ABB to help them further improve. ABB responded with QCS Performance Services to help the mill achieve significantly fewer sheet breaks, lower overall product costs and increase production.
ABB also implemented a preventive maintenance program that included two ABB engineers working on-site - one specializing in drives and the other in control systems. They have remained in-residence ever since to ensure performance goals are met.