Braviken’s RM3, which is one of three winder machines that are located at the production line, produces reels based on up to 50 ton tambours. It is a job that places high demands on both equipment and operators. When recurring operational disruptions affected the machine availability, it was time to investigate a modernization plan to upgrade the systems and optimize performance.
Braviken chose ABB for RM3’s automation and electrical systems upgrade, including the project management, design, installation, training, commissioning and optimization of the winder process. All control and operation of the winder has been included in ABB Ability™ System 800xA
, providing a common platform for all the machine’s functions, including safety logic.
A main reason ABB was chosen was because the site already had ABB’s control system for another machine (RM4), and they were happy with its functionality.