INDONESIA – PT Fajar Surya Wisesa Tbk is investing in automation technology for one of its paper machines, as part of its plan to have a site-wide fully integrated automation system.
Swiss power and automation technologies company ABB will provide the automation system for Fajar Paper's paper machine 3 (PM3), one of the current five paper machines at the Indonesian converter responsible for a combined production of around 1.2 million tons of packaging paper per year, including coated duplex board, kraft liner board and corrugated medium paper.
The scope of delivery comprises distributed control system for stock preparation, chemical area and paper machine and quality control system for paper machine with two scanners. The existing third-party automation system in PM3 will be replaced with ABB's Automation System 800xA, thus resolving the legacy issue faced by the automation system.
“We are very happy to use ABB equipment on our paper machines and we appreciate how ABB always takes a long-term view of their relationship with Fajar, seeing it as something that is more important than one single order,” said Wimba Wibawa, Engineering Director in PT Fajar Surya Wisesa Tbk.
“We are delighted to collaborate with Fajar Paper once again after the successful execution of the automation system in paper machine 5 and we look forward to a long-standing and valuable partnership,” said Ravi N., manager of ABB's Process Automation division in Singapore. “ABB has extensive knowledge and experience in delivering such projects and will continue to build on this strong track record providing reliable and efficient technology for the paper industry.”