Paper Line E-House

About the e-House

A large paper line processes recycled wet pulp into a final paper product

Project Description

  • Replacement of DC drives and motors to enhance the capability and reliability of the mainline
  • Over 1400 Connected HP
  • Packaged into an e-house to save installation time and money
  • Safety enhancements for winder
  • Project Value Range: $500K to $1M

Technology Utilized

  • Existing Siemens 300 series PLCs reprogrammed to accommodate new drives/process
  • Programmed in older Siemens STEP 7 software environment to accommodate existing architecture
  • Existing DC drives upgraded to Yaskawa A1000 (large HP units) and GA800 (smaller HP)
  • Profibus communications used to satisfy customers’ desire to keep the existing network
  • E-House was custom built and air-conditioned to accommodate dimensional and environmental requirements
  • Safety enhancements on winder accomplished with separate Siemens S71200F safety processor to allow a flexible response to different safety inputs

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