ABB Commissions New Quality Control System at Burrows Paper Mohawk Valley Mill

Aug. 12, 2014 - ABB said that it has successfully commissioned a new Quality Control System (QCS) at Burrows Paper Corporation's Mohawk Valley Paper Mill in Little Falls, New York. The system is a replacement of the original ABB QCS that had been in place for the last 25 years.

The new system was commissioned in April 2014.

Installed on the mill's paper machine, PM12, the new QCS system will help maintain product quality by providing better sensing and control of the paper machine, and automated grade change capability that will improve efficiency when making short runs of specialty products. It will also enhance operator effectiveness by increasing their visibility and control of the process.

Long-term maintenance efficiencies include improved diagnostics for troubleshooting, and a modular design for quick component replacement.

"This ABB project is an important investment that will help us continue to deliver value to our customers," said John Sterzinar, VP Manufacturing & Engineering, Burrows Paper Group. "Over the years, ABB has delivered the solutions and services that support our comprehensive strategic plan to expand our domestic paper and global packaging business groups."

The system includes a scanner with sensors for basis weight, moisture, ash, brightness, formation, and opacity; a Cross Direction (CD) Basis Weight Control System, including a new ABB xP Slice Profiler, and CD Moisture Control of an existing water spray.

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