The order planning system and automatic cutter positioning is also integrated in the 800xA system. The cutters automatically cut the 50-ton reel into the exact dimensions ordered by customers.
New drives installed
In 2016, BillerudKorsnäs also decided to replace the five drives in the winder.
“The new motors are far more energy efficient. What's more, the entire machine is now much quieter with less vibrations. Something that is much appreciated by our winder operators.
The RM5 upgrades in recent years have increased productivity in the board line. One reason is that there is now less downtime and fewer problems with RM5. Several ton board orders can now be rolled out to waiting customers faster.
Lars Eriksson is therefore more than satisfied with what ABB has supplied. He also appreciates the cooperation: “ABB understands our business. We don't need to explain that much. ABB sees what we need almost before we have opened our mouths,” a laughing Eriksson says. “We are on the same wavelength and always have been.”
On a final note, he highlights another advantage – the ABB Service department in Storvik.
“RM5 is a business critical machine for us that has to perform with the highest possible availability, 24/7, 365 days a year. Even just a short stop of a few hours can cost hundreds of thousands of Swedish kronor in lost production. The new control system and drives have enabled us to significantly increase availability. At the same time, the ABB Service department in nearby Storvik gives us a sense of security if anything unforeseen will still to occur,” Eriksson adds.