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Honeywell to Supply Sappi's Gratkorn Mill with Range of Automation Systems

Sappi's Gratkorn Mill - PM11 Honeywell will supply Sappi's Gratkorn mill in Austria with a range of upgrades that include server virtualization, process visualization and cybersecurity solutions.

Oct. 15, 2018 - Honeywell announced that it will supply Sappi's paper mill in Gratkorn, Austria, with a range of upgrades that include server virtualization, process visualization and cybersecurity solutions.

The new systems are designed to increase product quality while cutting production costs.

"We selected Honeywell because of the company's track record of success on previous projects and familiarity with the site and our business," said Karl Weiss, automation project manager, Sappi. "This latest project will deliver quality and productivity improvements, cost savings measures and security enhancements that will future-proof operations at Gratkorn in line with Industrie 4.0."

The new project will include integrating an Experion® Virtualized Solution platform to allow centralized, remote monitoring of the mill's operations; four Experion PMD automation systems to control processes, machinery and drives; and four Experion® MX Quality Control Systems for use with quality sensors.

Additional solutions include two ProCoat CD actuator systems that will help reduce the paper web's cross-direction variation as it is being made, and Uniformance® PHD historian and Process Studio solutions.

For cybersecurity, HSSN remote access will facilitate Microsoft security patches and virus updates, and a Secure Media Exchange gateway will monitor and log the use of removable media throughout the facility to reduce risk and limit operational disruption.

About Gratkorn Mill

The Gratkorn Mill produces 980,000 tonnes of high-quality double and triple coated papers annually which are used for premium quality publications all over the world. The mill produces 250,000 tonnes totally chlorine free (TCF) chemical pulp for its own consumption and has an annual sheet finishing capacity of 875,000 tonnes. About 95% of the mill's production is exported.

Honeywell is a Fortune 100 software-industrial company that delivers industry specific solutions. To learn more, please visit: www.honeywell.com.

SOURCE: Honeywell