Digital solutions from the Papermaking 4.0 portfolio lead to optimized energy efficiency with significant cost savings
• Voith offers energy-saving solutions along the entire process chain
• Voith places a strong focus on sustainability and efficiency in its innovation activities
• The Papermaking 4.0 portfolio offers versatile possibilities to increase the efficiency of paper production and minimize energy consumption
HEIDENHEIM. Energy costs are one of the main cost drivers in paper production. With prices rising sharply in recent months, savings opportunities are becoming increasingly important for papermakers in order to remain competitive. At the same time, low CO2 emissions are becoming the focus of the global paper industry. As the leading full-line supplier, Voith has set the goal of enabling CO2-neutral paper production by 2030 with the help of disruptive technologies and an optimized product portfolio. Thanks to in-depth know-how and a strong focus on innovation, all Voith products are ideally harmonized with each other to make paper production as resource-efficient as possible. The company’s Papermaking 4.0 portfolio offers optimization opportunities in every area that can be quickly implemented by Voith experts and pay off for the paper producer after a short time.
"Our products cover the entire papermaking process and are leaders in sustainability and efficiency. Digital applications are an important part of our portfolio and can drastically reduce energy consumption," says Peter Eisen, Vice President Digital Product Management, Voith Paper, citing OnEfficiency.BreakProtect as an example. The digital application helps to identify, understand and eliminate breakage causes – enabling increased production with the same energy consumption. Voith can already boast a total of more than 300 digital installations worldwide, most of which have paid for themselves in less than one year.
Automation solutions, such as the OnQ Profilmatic CD profile control, also achieve energy savings. With the Eco-Mode setting, excess spray water