Voith Paper Automation Signs Service Deal with Perlen Papier

Perlen Papier's PM 7 — a 300,000 tpy newsprint machine.

Sept. 6, 2011 - Voith Paper said that Swiss-based papermaker Perlen Papier AG has signed a service agreement with Voith Paper Automation for the automation components of its PM 4 and PM 7 in Perlen.

Perlen Papier's PM 7 is a new machine that went on line in September 2010. The machine, which is running at full capacity, is expected to produce 300,000 metric tons of newsprint in 2011.

Voith's automation package for PM 7 covers the recovered paper preparation, the paper machine and winder as well as the packing and transport. The deal also includes a remote diagnostic service of the automation system, Voith said.

Perlen Papier AG was founded in 1873 and is one of the key manufacturers of magazine paper and newsprint in Switzerland.

SOURCE: Voith Paper