Machine control systems – MCS

Automation solution for pulp drying lines

The ANDRITZ AUTOMATION machine control system (MCS) provides a tailor-made, high-performance automation solution for pulp machine controls. Our strength is our know-how in process technology, automation, and design engineering.

Automation concept for MCS

Modular process

  • Hydraulic control
  • Machine movements
  • Auxiliaries

Modular control hardware

  • Standard hardware
  • Remote I/O units with bus links to PLC

Modular control software

  • Unique software modules for each machine/process section
  • Pre-tested remote I/O units

Module interface by standard field bus and Ethernet links

  • Less and simple wiring

PrimeControl plant

Unique software modules for the PrimeLine process

  • Integrated programming environment 
  • (logic, sequence, alarm, trend, display programming)
  • Complete in-house programming, using standard software
  • Comprehensively tested software modules
  • Extended help functions
  • Extended maintenance functions

MCS know-how

Benefits of the MCS at a glance

  • Proven
  • Fully tested control hardware and application software
  • Safe
  • Fast and easy maintenance due to extended help functions and almost unlimited trending possibilities
  • Online service support
  • OPETM – OnLine: software support with secure Internet access
  • Cost efficiency
  • Low investment cost
  • Easy scaling (optimized size of hardware components)
  • Short commissioning