Voith and BTG merge their automation and digitalization product portfolios for papermaking
July 22, 2022 By P&PC Staff
Voith and its subsidiary BTG are merging their product portfolios in automation and digitalization to offer maximum savings to their pulp and paper customers.
The two established data platforms, Voith’s OnCumulus and BTG’s dataPARC, will be merged into an integrated, hybrid system solution. OnCumulus will be offered under the name dataPARC cloud, while BTG’s MACS advanced process control solutions will join the OnEfficiency product family.
Voith noted that this strengthens the Efficiency Solutions of the Voith’s Papermaking 4.0 portfolio.
The combination of Voith’s cloud solution OnCumulus and BTG’s on-premise installation dataPARC combines the respective strengths of the platforms.
With the integration of MACS into OnEfficiency, Voith is expanding its portfolio for cross-process controls and AI-supported process optimization, especially in the area of pulp production. Specifically, the following applications will be newly integrated and offered going forward under the name OnEfficiency.Pulp:
- Advanced process control combined with high-frequency single point kappa (SPK) measurements to improve kappa stability by 10 to 15 percent and optimize fibre yield (formerly MACScook).
- Improvement of the washing process in terms of carryover and black liquor solids (formerly MACSwash).
- Oxygen delignification optimization using SPK for high-frequency measurement of incoming and outgoing kappa (formerly MACSo2).
- Bleach optimization to minimize chemical consumption and stabilize distribution and brightness. The unique total kappa transmitter (BLT), brightness transmitters (BT) and pH management are also used for this purpose (formerly MACSbleach).
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