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ABB Ability™ Quality Management System (QMS) for pulp and paper

Evaluate quality throughout the entire manufacturing process to ensure on-spec paper at the lowest cost.

  • Gain full visibility over process and system performance with integrated online measurement, process and quality controls, and defect detection and correction
  • Inspect the product web with consistent and repeatable results using the most advanced full sheet, real-time detection and analysis technology
  • Speed up root cause identification of quality issues and provide faster corrective action thanks to seamless WIS / WMS / QCS / DCS / MES integration
  • Increase efficiency and product output by reducing sheet breaks and optimizing runnability

Integrated system for quality monitoring, measurement, control and optimization

  • Web Imaging System (WIS)
  • Web Monitoring System (WMS)
  • Automatic Braking System (ABS)
  • Quality Control System (QCS):
    scanners, sensors, and actuators
  • Paper machine applications & controls
  • Related: Lab and automated paper measurements
  • Distributed Control System (DCS)
  • Manufacturing Execution System (MES)

Flexible solution with multiple configurations

"Our quality has improved dramatically. The system has allowed us to identify all sorts of problems along the length of the machine, and fix them, including on the wet end, the size press, the blades and the coating unit. It has also cut customer complaints down by at least 50%".

Jean Note, technical director at Cascades, France

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