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ABB Launches Next Generation Weight xP Actuators

AbbABB recently introduced the new Weight xP extended profiling actuators. These actuators help customers to achieve the lowest possible Cross Direction variability and to reduce cost. The new Weight xP actuators help papermakers meet even the most exacting product specifications. With robust design, proven components and unique technologies, Weight xP delivers precision and reliability.

“With the new Weight xP’s technology, mills can achieve faster recovery from grade changes and process upsets that they need to keep productivity at high levels,” says Steven St. Jarre, Head of Sales & Marketing for ABB Quality Control Systems.

The Weight xP family of actuators includes the Slice xP, Dilution xP and Coat Weight xP systems which are designed based on ABB’s experience in applying actuators on more than 25 different manufacturers of headboxes and coaters.

The actuators feature patented and patent-pending technology that eliminate the dependence on a physical position sensor, and allow the actuators to achieve their new position in one continuous and fast movement, reducing the time needed to make control actions.

In addition, the patented power management scheme allows simultaneous movement of actuators at all times even during flush cycles, global setpoint changes, or even if one power supply has failed, providing papermakers with the ultimate in reliability.

Slice xP, Coat Weight xP and Dilution xP each offer advanced diagnostics for easy troubleshooting and increased system availability, as well as built-in monitoring of over 60 different parameters, to predict an impending actuator failure long before it occurs.

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