Helsinki, Finland 02 July 2013 -- SCG Paper has ordered two large automation packages from Metso to be installed on Siam Kraft PM16 - a new OptiConcept M machine from Metso at the Ban Pong mill in Ratchaburi, and for the upgrade of TUPI PM9 at the Wangsala mill in Kanchanaburi. The goal of the automation packages is to increase the production capacity and modernize the existing control system.
Both automation packages include Metso's automation system with continuous condition monitoring of field instruments, quality control systems, Neles® and Jamesbury® valves for on-off and control applications. All valves are equipped with pneumatic cylinder actuators and intelligent positioners or limit switches. The upgrade delivery for TUPI PM9 at the Wangsala mill also includes consistency measurement.
Metso has a large installed base for process automation products and valves especially in the Thai pulp and paper industry, with customers like SCG Paper, which has a pulp mill and several paper mills in the area.
"We are dedicated to support our customers in Thailand. This order covering the total scope of our technologies is one milestone that reflects the confidence that SCG Paper has in our technology and service capabilities," says See Hoe Lau, Vice President, Sales & Service, Asia Pacific, Automation, Metso.
Metso's commitment to customers in Thailand was demonstrated in the opening of Metso's Automation service center in Ratchaburi, Thailand just a few months ago.
"Our customers, like SCG Paper, demand faster service response times and want us to increase our service scope. The new service center strongly supports our Automation business in Thailand," says Henry Chong, Regional Sales Director for South East Asia, Automation, Metso.
The new Automation service center is located in Banpong, Ratchaburi, 80 kilometers east from Bangkok close to two of the major SCG Paper complexes, Wangsala and Banpong. The new facility includes modern training and testing facilities, a valve repair shop and a storage facility for spare parts.