SAO PAULO, Sept. 10, 2019 (PPI Latin America) -Mexican packaging producer Gondi Group has ordered new software from Voith for its paper machine (PM) No.7, which is currently being built in Gondi’s packaging paper mill in Guadalupe, a city located in the Metropolitan area of Monterrey, northern Mexico.
Gondi’s PM No.7 will have capacity to produce 400,000 tonnes/yr of testliner-type packaging paper and fluting, with basis weight between 90-250 g/m². The start-up is expected occur by April 2020. After the project, Gondi’s total paper capacity will reach 1.1 million tonnes/yr.Read more
ESPOO, Finland, Aug. 26, 2019 (Press Release) -Metsä Board’s Kyro mill is to begin using artificial intelligence for quality management on its folding boxboard machine. Supplied by Voith, the software uses measurement results related to the quality properties of and the mill’s process data. By combining various process parameters and using statistical models the system can automatically predict quality values and adjust process parameters in real time. This improves the production efficiency of the folding boxboard machine and improves quality consistency.Read more
HEIDENHEIM, Germany and GRUVON, Sweden , July 30, 2019 (Press Release) -On June 28, 2019, the BM 7, the most modern, most efficient and largest board machine in the world, was successfully commissioned at the BillerudKorsnäs production facility in Gruvön, Sweden. The Voith XcelLine board machine has been equipped with a pioneering technological setup that sets new performance benchmarks for production lines for four different board grades. At a design speed of 1,200 m/min and web width of 8,800 mm, the capacity of the BM 7 is 550,000 metric tons per year.Read more
APPLETON, WI/HEIDENHEIM, Germany , July 18, 2019 (Press Release) -With its new DuoShake DG (Digital Generation), Voith is taking the next step on its journey in Papermaking 4.0. The control and automation functions of the shaking unit for optimum fiber orientation during sheet formation have been comprehensively upgraded to equip the system for the future of paper production. The new features significantly improve process reliability and machine availability.Read more