Digitization has always been a fundamental component of machine and plant engineering to optimize processes and reduce costs. Voith is leading by example.
Setting the optimal method to produce quality pulp and paper requires instant data processing that is not feasible in the hands of a technician, but possible with the modular Voith OnEfficiency portfolio. With OnEfficiency DIP the deinking process can be fully optimized. By taking all the actuators for final pulp brightness and ash content, this module provides cost awareness points in the flotation and bleaching steps and coordinates them to reach the brightness target at minimum cost. On average, this data-driven, real-time process control has a significant impact on running costs and quality. One European mill with an output of 350,000 metric tons a year achieved annual savings of over €3.3m, and cut the cost of fibers alone by €1.5m.
Visualizing information with AR
Augmented Reality (AR) is the latest consumer trend, and the latest addition to the Voith Paper OnCare family. Combining physical and digital, the OnCare AR module uses AR to help technicians with preventive maintenance on site. OnCare AR scans the connected target, triggering an instant, tailored feed of know-how. The app pulls up the corresponding, current information, such as detailed drawings, instructions, and crucial spare-parts and material data, from the mills or the Voith database.
The relevant granular content is immediately contextualized. Live streaming from control and monitoring systems offers added value and an even better opportunity to analyze performance directly at the plants, as Thorsten Jankowski, Product Owner, Lifecycle Management /e-documentation, Voith Digital Solutions, explains: “Our customers want the right data at the right time with the right person. OnCare AR is a mobile solution that delivers exactly that. There’s a significant value-add in visualizing task-related data in real time.”