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AFT refining with IoT integration at BillerudKorsnäs Skärblacka

With Finebar technology, AFT refiners bring optimised performance and energy savings, which are in line with BillerudKorsnäs’ sustainability goals.

January 28, 2022

AFT refining with IoT integration at BillerudKorsnas

World leader in packaging grades, BillerudKorsnäs Group has recently achieved the successful start-up of AFT refiner. The new pulp mill rejects refiner began operations in December 2021 at the 4,60,000 TPD Skärblacka mill in Sweden, designed to defiberize knots, shives, and fiber bundles coming from pulp screening.

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Combined with Finebar technology, AFT refiners bring optimised performance and energy savings supporting BillerudKorsnäs’ sustainability goals through resource-efficient production.

The installation at the Skärblacka mill also includes an AFTLinx integration unit for monitoring refiner performance remotely. The optional IoT gateway collects equipment-specific operating data to address customer needs for remote product support and service.

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With the access to data, AFT specialists will be able to assist with start-ups, conduct comprehensive real-time machine diagnostics while also providing recommendations for optimised refiner operation.