Automation solutions for pulp and paper
To help make your mill operationally ready
ANDRITZ AUTOMATION helps pulp and paper mills around the world bridge the gap between concept and production to help them achieve operational readiness – quickly, safely, reliably, and ahead of the curve.
ANDRITZ's dynamic simulator, IDEAS, is the simulator of choice for the kraft pulp mill industry. IDEAS lets you quickly test and verify design concepts at low cost and low risk. It is an excellent tool for staging, testing, and validating control logic. It has been used to help the world’s largest pulp mills achieve record-setting start-ups that are faster, smoother, and safer – and more economical.
ANDRITZ offers several simulation solutions for pulp and paper mills, including:
- IDEAS board mill
- IDEAS kraft mill
- IDEAS paper mill
- IDEAS tissue mill
- IDEAS TMP mill
- IDEAS instructor (operator training)
ANDRITZ offers complete optimization solutions for the pulp and paper industry. Our patented PID-replacement controller, BrainWave, helps stabilize operations and difficult processes. Once the process is stabilized with BrainWave, we optimize your process with Advanced Control Expert (ACE), which acts as an “expert operator,” ensuring that your mill stays at peak performance. These solutions have revolutionized control at pulp and paper mills around the globe, helping producers large and small remove bottlenecks, reduce energy and chemical consumption, produce higher quality products more consistently, and lower production costs.
ANDRITZ offers several control solutions for pulp and paper mills, including:
- Digester ACE
- Brown stock washing ACE
- Screening ACE
- O2 delignification ACE
- Bleaching ACE
- Pulp dryer ACE
- Evaporator ACE
- Kiln ACE
- Recaust ACE
- Recovery boiler combustion ACE
- Recovery boiler soot blowing ACE
- BrainWave digester
- BrainWave evaporator
- BrainWave bleaching
- BrainWave pulp dryer
- BrainWave recycled paper solutions
Electrical and controls
The control system in a modern mill touches every piece of equipment and instrument in the plant. Nothing will be conveyed, ground, classified, pumped, processed, calcined or dried until the plant’s “nervous system” is operationally ready. In short, the control of your mill can mean the difference between profit and loss.
That’s why ANDRITZ has a group of automation experts focused on the design of your electrical, controls and instrumentation systems. These disciplines typically account for a small portion of the total project budget, but their importance to the operation of a plant is paramount. We will help your plant be ready for operation, on time.
We structure our scope of supply to fit commercial needs, from engineering to engineering and equipment supply, to engineering, procurement, and construction. Whatever the situation, ANDRITZ has the people, the patents, and the proven tools to ensure that a plant is operationally ready. Best of all, we bring the power of our services and products right to your site, whether it is a tissue mill in the middle of an urban industrial complex or a greenfield pulp mill in the middle of the jungle.
ANDRITZ offers proven solutions for industrial training that provide your workforce with realistic, hands-on training modules, reducing the risk to both themselves and your equipment. We offer both Web-Based Training (WBT) and training with simulation.
WBT provides an effective and measureable form of training for your personnel, using pictures, animation, graphics, sound and text to bring information together in an engaging way. When combined with the IDEAS simulator, WBT allows a very effective reinforcement of operations knowledge.
Our specialized training software, IDEAS Instructor, working in much the same way as a flight simulator, allows your trainees to gain realistic hands-on experience without inflicting harm on themselves, the environment, or the plant. IDEAS integrates with all major control systems or operates standalone to provide the most realistic training experience in the industry.
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“The pulp dryer immediately stabilized and BrainWave was accurately controlling moisture and basis weight. There was no question the performance was much better. We have never seen our dryer operate so smoothly.”
Technical Director, Veracel, Brazil
"Within just a few days of turning on BrainWave on our Digester we saw the Kappa variability reduced remarkably and our pulp quality improved. Our operators now rely on BrainWave for excellent automatic operation and responsive control.”
Dr. Johann Zwainz, Pulp Mill Superintendent
Mondi Packaging Frantschach, Austria