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Stora Enso in Fors, Sweden has successfully installed Pressductor PillowBlock load cells in their machines for manufacturing of carton board

Stora Enso Fors’ machines for manufacturing of carton board are running with Pressductor PillowBlock load cells providing accurate wire and web tension measurement

What has been achieved?

We ask Mr. Johan Meurling, Automation Engineer about the ABB Pressductor load cell installations:

”The ABB load cells are homogeneous and robust, and the measurements are very reliable and stable. Ever since the first installation in the 1970’s the load cells have been working very well. They very seldom break and we are very happy with them.

We haven’t had any problems with the PFEA tension electronics and it is really easy to operate.
We verify the tension system by using hanging weights. Since the Pressductor load cells show the same measurement results every time the production people are convinced that the carton board tension is always correct.

Wire tension systems have become an area of high interest due to the distinct gains realized by the addition of accurate and reliable tension measurement systems. At Stora Enso Fors we have installed single side measurement and we are pleased with the Pressductor PillowBlock load cells running very well in the wire section.”

”The ABB load cells are homogeneous and robust, and the measurements are very reliable and stable.”

In the dryer section with high humidity and temperatures up to 90°C it is very important with ABB’s reliable tension measurement.
ABB provides reliable wire tension measurement leading to consistent product quality, less sheet breaks at paper transfer points.

Supplied equipment

ABB Force Measurement has supplied Stora Enso, Fors Mill, Sweden with, in total, 38 Pressductor PillowBlock Load Cells and PFEA/PFTA tension electronics.
Facts on Stora Enso, Fors Mill, Sweden
Capacity 395,000 t/year
Turnover 300 million Euros
Workforce ∼ 650
Products, brands Carton Board, weight: 180 – 400 gram/m2
Chromocard, Koppargloss, Kopparprint, Kopparwhite, Kopparwhite T, Performa White, Performa Cream, Performa Bright
ABB load cells installed in Stora Enso Fors’ machines for manufacturing of carton boards Pressductor PillowBlock Load cell, model PFTL 101B, is the most common type of load cell installed