…is launched at the SCA plant in Obbola (Sweden). The capacity of the 10200 mm Voith XcelLine is 725 thousand tons of kraftliner per year at a design speed of 1.4 thousand m/min
“Thanks to the excellent cooperation with Voith, the start-up of the most modern kraftliner machine took place ahead of schedule, says Per Strand, Project Director at SCA. “With this high-tech plant, we are setting new standards in the market.
“We are very pleased to have chosen Voith as our full-line supplier. The highly efficient solutions reduce our resource consumption and enable maximum productivity with the lowest overall production costs.”
The machine produces high quality kraftliner with basis weights between 100 and 200 gsm. Its capacity exceeds the old PM1 line in Obbola by 270 thousand tons.
Voith supplied SCA with a complete set of PM equipment, as well as all relevant auxiliary systems, from hall ventilation to roll transport, and together with its subsidiary Meri for a highly efficient water and wastewater management system.
SCA also ordered a spare and wear parts package from the companies.
“It was very good that we started the spare parts process so early,” says Per Asplund, Project Manager at SCA. “Everything went smoothly and efficiently.
“In addition, the good documentation from the technical teams helped us a lot.
“Now we have a perfectly matched package that also meets the highest standards in terms of safety.”
Next year, SCA plans to equip the PM2 with a new Voith BlueLine stock preparation system that consumes 40 kWh/t less electricity and around 30% less fresh water than the previous machine.
“The SCA plant sets new standards in terms of resource efficiency, productivity, safety and quality,” says Dr. Michael Trefz, President Projects at Voith Paper.
“We were only able to achieve this through our joint commitment, the very good cooperation and the highest demands on both sides.
“PM2 shows how the latest technologies in combination with innovative automation and digitalization solutions can lead to significant efficiency advantages.”