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ABB to Deliver New Automation System for Arctic Paper Grycksbo

The order also includes ABB’s patented Winder Performance Optimization package, which will help Arctic Paper Grycksbo achieve higher productivity.

June 22, 2021

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The control room for Winder10 at Arctic Paper’s Grycksbo mill. Image: ABB

ABB will deliver a new drive and automation system for the winder modernization project at Arctic Paper Grycksbo, Sweden. ABB’s Ability 800xA and ACS880 multidrive system is projected to increase winder availability and productivity and ensure compliance with the latest legal requirements for safety.

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ABB has entered into a contract with 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. This is expected to improve the plant’s production and availability as well as will 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.

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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.