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Voith Paper to Supply Automation Systems to Spanish Corrugating Plant
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Heidenheim, Germany 05 August 2009 -- Voith Paper Automation received an order from Papelera de la Alqueria in Spain. The manufacturer of testliner and corrugated medium, which is used for corrugated containers, invested in a comprehensive new automation system to improve the quality of the end product and reduce operating costs.

The new automation solution delivered by Voith Paper Automation has a uniform visualization for all systems and integrates the DCS and QCS applications on one single platform. Two Voith LSC scanners are part of the scope of supply. The scanner in front of the reeler will be equipped with a basis weight, moisture, and traversing color sensors, whereas the scanner before the size press will have a moisture sensor. In combination with OnQ GradeControl, the model-based MD control, a fully integrated color control will be installed to manage up to 20 different dyes. Besides that Papelera de la Alqueria relies on the technical possibilities of the OnQ Profilmatic control software and the thousandfold used OnQ ModuleStep actuators for CD basis weight control at the headbox.

"We invest into our plants despite the world-wide difficult economic market situation, in order to be able to produce more cost-efficiently and secure with it our market position," said Javier Bernabeu, managing director of Papelera de la Alqueria. "By this modernization and enhancement we ensure a cost-efficient operation of the PM 1," he said.

The paper mill Papelera de la Alqueria has a paper machine and several converting plants to manufacture corrugated board, among other products.

Voith Paper is a Division of the Voith Group. Voith Paper optimizes the paper production process, focusing on the development of resource-saving products to reduce the consumption of energy, water and fibers. More than one third of the world's paper production is manufactured on Voith Paper machines. Formed on 01 January 1867, the comapny has a current workforce of 43,000, sales of EUR 4.9 billion, and more than over 270 locations worldwide. It also is one of the largest family-owned enterprises in Europe.


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