Automation Software Maintenance for Pulp & Paper

Keep software up-to-date while providing a flexible path forward to new system software technology

ABB’s Automation Software Maintenance (ASM) programs for Pulp & Paper foster proactive system management, ensure greater availability, and reduced maintenance costs - maximizing system investment with lifecycle management. 


Proactive system management

The program provides the fundamental software support deliverables required to maintain operation and maximize the availability of your pulp & paper system– including continuous software enhancements between system upgrades for customers on our latest version. By keeping software and tools up-to-date, this provides the solutions for the main challenges system owners might encounter, including:  


  • Software and tools maintenance and upgrades
  • Cyber and IT security
  • Online access to relevant information
  • Control system software and performance checks 

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    Customers who want to cost-effectively improve their system, or those who are ready to make larger upgrades, can now do so quicker and more easily because less engineering is involved. These newer system enhancements are all geared to improve plant effectiveness and long-term support. Plus, the subscription model helps mills simplify annual budgeting while also gaining a clearer understanding of the CAPEX and OPEX costs when making an investment.

    Automation Software Maintenance programs

    ABB's Automation Software Maintenance programs now extend across a range of Pulp & Paper solutions. 

    Automation Software Maintenance for Quality Control Systems

    Enables access to the latest QMS software for continuous enhancements (on v6.0 SPI or higher).

    Benefits include: 

    • Upgrades to new QCS800xA version including new licenses and functionality
    • Access to Online Spectral Analysis online to detect content of sheet quality variation


    Automation Software Maintenance for Paper Machine Drives

    Enables access to the latest software and new features for PM Drives.

    Benefits include:

    • Improved interface - High Performance HMI and Compact HMI available
    • Access to new features - PMC800 Datalogger, PM Drives Performance
    • Complimentary licenses - Winder / Paper Machine Drives Performance
    • Regular updates ensure functional machine safety

    Automation Software Maintenance for Pulp & Paper Control Library (PPLib800xA)

    Enables access to the latest PPLib800xA software (on v6.0 and higher) via incremental updates. 

    Benefits include:

    • Enhanced control, operation and diagnostics
    • Upgraded high-performance graphics and HMI faceplates to improve operator effectiveness
    • New function block types
    • Access to maintenance and new PPSupport tool


    Choose between two program subscription options available for optimized performance:

    1. QCS ASM Maintain Plus - provides access to continuous updates for the different releases of QCS800xA within the current version.  Releases of QCS800xA contain both fixes and enhancements, so customers can also benefit from new or improved features, while keeping pace with important cyber security updates.

    2. QCS ASM Maintain & Evolve - includes all the benefits of the Maintain Plus level, with the added ability to go between major QCS versions, e.g., moving from heritage and classic to current versions. Obsolete functionality and features are in some cases replaced by others. It will provide new licenses, functionally equivalent to the ones of the heritage system to be evolved. In some cases, a function has been discontinued and will not be replaced, at the discretion of ABB.
    The ASM program is unique in that it features a tiered subscription service that allows customers to access the latest updates whenever they want them—including patches, new features, and more. By taking advantage of incremental system updates, pulp and paper mills can achieve enhanced performance and improved production—all while reaching the next level of important cyber security needs.


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