ABB selected to deliver new automation system for Arctic Paper Grycksbo

The control room for Winder10 at Arctic Paper's Grycksbo mill. Photo: ABB

ABB selected to deliver new drive and automation system for winder modernization project at Arctic Paper Grycksbo, Sweden.

ABB’s Ability 800xA and ACS880 multidrive system will increase winder availability and productivity and ensure compliance with the latest legal requirements for safety

ABB has been contracted by Arctic Paper Grycksbo, a leading producer of high-quality graphical fine paper in Europe, to install a new drive and automation system for its Winder 10 at its mill in Grycksbo, Sweden, to improve the plant’s production and availability as well as meet the latest requirements for safety and machine directive.

The order also includes ABB's patented Winder Performance Optimization package, which will help Arctic Paper Grycksbo achieve higher productivity with its ability to continuously adjust winder acceleration and deceleration targets—removing bottlenecks at the winder.

ABB’s Ability™ System 800xA and ACS880 multidrive frequency converters integrated platform includes machine control, slitter positioning, a drive and control system as well as a safety solution for the entire winder, putting ABB in charge of all functions including tuning and optimizing.

The new system will integrate four solutions - winder MCS controls, slitter positioning, safety and drive controls - into one single platform, creating a user-friendly interface that provides all diagnostics in one place, enabling operators to identify and trouble-shoot issues more easily. The connection of this centralized data also means that problems can be solved immediately and remotely by ABB’s winder drive specialists, without having to wait for them to travel to site.

“ ABB showed a unique ability to deliver a cohesive end-to-end automation solution for the entire winder machine, machine controls, safety controls and drive controls,” said Michael Fejér, Executive Vice Presiden, Arctic Paper . “ABB proved, in close collaboration with our team, that they were the ideal go-to partner as we look to upgrade our operations. They provided the most complete solution, both from a technical and trust perspective, and we’re looking forward to reaping the benefits of improved plant productivity and enhanced day-to-day operations.”

“We’re delighted to be working with Arctic Paper and to receive such positive feedback during the consultation phase,” said Eric Carlsten , Business Driver Winder Controls, North Europe, ABB. “We pride ourselves on our ability to tailor our drive and automation solutions to the specific needs of our customers using our unique suite of product and services.”

The contract was signed in November 2020 and will be implemented in Q4 2021/Q1 2022.