As mills consider how to extend asset life, convert to different paper grades and/or increase machine speed to stay competitive, existing winders may not be configured to meet mill demands. Winder Performance Optimization is an ABB Ability™ powered digital solution that maximizes winder capacity to improve productivity and avoid quality losses.
By first identifying sub-optimal performance for numerous key performance indicators (KPIs), recommendations to tune the winder are implemented in collaboration with ABB.
Data analytics then focuses on productivity by dynamically adjusting the ramp rate to meet capacity. Our patented approach includes calculations that enable the winder to continuously adjust speed – improving productivity by 3-8%.
Real-time data trends and optimization opportunities are available both locally and remotely through ABB Ability™ Collaborative Operations.