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Honeywell to help modernize Austrian paper plant

Honeywell to help modernize Austrian paper plant

October 9, 2018 – Honeywell technology will be used to transform one of Europe’s oldest paper mills into a modern one under a €30 million project being implemented by Sappi Austria Produktions-GmbH & Co. KG, to upgrade its paper mill in Gratkorn, Austria.

The mill – where paper has been made for more than four centuries – makes 980,000 tons of multicoated paper per year for publications around the world. Honeywell will implement a range of upgrades that include server virtualization, process visualization and cybersecurity solutions.

In 2015, Honeywell upgraded the site’s flagship PM11 paper machine to its Experion PMD automation system, creating one of the most advanced coated fine paper production lines in the world.

The project will include integrating an ExperionVirtualized 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.

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