Rottneros chooses ÅF Pöyry’s new digital software for higher production efficiency
Söderhamn, Sweden - Swedish Pulp and Paper producer, Rottneros, has selected ÅF Pöyry as partner for further efficiency development of their mills in Rottneros and Vallvik, Sweden. ÅF Pöyry Pulse tools are planned to be commissioned in Rottneros and Vallvik starting in January 2020.
ÅF Pöyry s assignment is to deliver and install the newly developed software ‘ÅF Pöyry Pulse’ in Rottneros and Vallvik mills. The new software helps to maximize availability, and gives an overview of raw material consumption of industrial processes, and by using that information, increase productivity.
“ÅF Pöyry Pulse is the modern platform we believe can provide possibilities for our continuous strive towards efficiency and thereby increase our production in an optimal and sustainable way,” said Lennart Eberleh, CEO Rottneros, “It is vital for our company development that our staff have the best possibilities through modern technology in their daily work.”
Rottneros have about 300 employees working in the development and production of pulp at two facilities, Vallvik produces chemical pulp and in Rottneros, Värmland produces mechanical pulp. Rottneros also have a third production unit, Rottneros Packaging, producing bio-based packages for food, and a company for supplying wood in Latvia.
The ÅF Pöyry Pulse also includes functions for real-time monitoring, communication and connecting the operation with maintenance. The user can easily oversee production through a modern and userfriendly interface, take actions when needed or identify free production capacity i.e. work more proactively.
“We are very excited to work with Rottneros and look forward to help streamline Rottneros’ operation and at the same time create possibilities towards Industry 4.0”, said David Andersson, section manager, industrial digitalization, ÅF Pöyry.
The key element in ÅF Pöyry Pulse is to combine people with the technology. Another part is focusing on future activities. “To receive full potential with a new software it must attract the user and be user friendly in order to be used in daily work. Many similar solutions focus on historical data, but ÅF Pöyry Pulse also supports future events and with that a more proactive way or working”, said Andersson.
Through KPI s such as e.g. OEE and the raw material consumption, ÅF Pöyry Pulse increases the equipment utilization and enables high availability, and increases the uptime of the existing infrastructure.