Paper Industry 4.0
Products, systems, and a strong partner for highly efficient paper machines and plants
Whether it’s because of climate protection and decarbonization goals or a changing market, manufacturers of pulp, paper, and tissue products are demanding more efficiency and flexibility. This is where Siemens AG comes in with our Digital Enterprise portfolio and comprehensive system and engineering expertise, for the purpose of designing more efficient and environmentally friendly machinery, plants, and processes. As a technology partner, we support you with smart automation, drive, and process control systems made up of powerful components, as well as with digital twins of products, process data, and digital services. You benefit from our expertise based on more than 100 years of experience in the pulp and paper industry with reference customers around the world. Ensure your strong market position and stay competitive thanks to a sustainable boost in productivity with reliable and efficient products and solutions.
A consistent technology portfolio for the paper industryPremium pulp, paper, cardboard, and tissue products require premium plants and machines. With high-precision, reliable, and efficient products and systems consisting of powerful components from Siemens AG for the pulp, paper, and tissue industry, you lay the perfect foundation. All components and systems are pretested with regard to function, cost-efficiency, and service life, proven a thousand times over in industrial use, and perfectly tailored to your requirements. They also comply with local standards and are available around the world.
Smart technology for plant automation
Optimize processes and improve the quality of pulp, paper, and tissue products
Implement intuitive plant operation, precise process control, and highly reliable plant operation that includes maximum data transparency throughout the production process with the innovative automation and system components from Siemens AG. From intelligent control and machine-level operation and monitoring to cloud computing at the pulp, paper, and tissue machine, our automation portfolio offers the right products for any production digitalization task. All components are fully and seamlessly integrated in the world’s leading automation concept, Totally Integrated Automation (TIA). This shortens your time to market while at the same time boosting the productivity, quality, and efficiency of your processes, machines, and plants so that you can manufacture the sustainable pulp, paper, and tissue products of tomorrow.
Top technology performance with an efficient drive
Reliably, efficiently, and safely set processes in motion and keep them going
From pulpers and paper machines to finishing machines and winders, the right drive makes all the difference in terms of performance, reliability, and energy efficiency. With us, you benefit from optimally coordinated drive components that have been proven through decades of continuous use and can be seamlessly integrated into process control systems and automation. We’re continuously developing and refining our frequency converters, motors, couplings, and gear units both as individual products and as systems of interacting components. The result is even greater efficiency and new digital options that permit you to further optimize operation, diagnostics, and maintenance. All this comes with maximum security thanks to Safety Integrated with safety functions integrated in the drive.
Excellent software for efficient process management and control
Systematic quality control with maximum cost-efficiency thanks to integrated process control technology
To maintain their competitive edge in a global market and in an industry in transition, pulp and paper factories need to manufacture high-quality products while at the same time keeping costs for raw materials, power, and process materials to a minimum. Achieving these goals across the entire process chain requires efficient and intelligent process management. Our leading process control systems make it possible to optimally manage and engineer all the processes in pulp and paper production. They take advantage of proven libraries and modules for optimizations, and offer robust control and dedicated applications – for example, for the cost-effective dosage of chemicals in bleaching processes and for reducing energy consumption in the drying process.
Industry software and digital products open up new possibilities
Identify and exploit the possibilities of digitalization in order to optimize and transform your production
Use digital technologies to secure your competitive edge and ensure more efficient processes in pulp, paper, and tissue manufacturing with machines that produce flexibly and intelligently. The right industry software supports you throughout planning, design, and engineering and allows you to already identify and correct potential sources of error during the planning phase by means of digital simulations in automation projects. A digital engineering framework also saves you time and money and shortens your time to market. In operation, cloud-based solutions enable efficient, data-driven monitoring from great distances and even better preventive maintenance. These are only a few of the many possibilities provided by our industry software and digital products. And when it comes to security, we not only help you take advantage of technological progress but also offer comprehensive cybersecurity support.
Building a digital ecosystem with Siemens AG and VTT
Building a digital ecosystem with Siemens AG and VTT
As a pioneer of digitalization in industry and in the development of corresponding technologies, we also rely on various collaborative efforts to promote the transformation of industry. One of these efforts is the Digital Fiber Initiative, in which we collaborate with the VTT Technical Research Center of Finland to build an open ecosystem for digitalizing the forestry industry. Whereas VTT contributes expertise in forestry, Siemens AG provides innovative technologies such as COMOS lifecycle software and MindSphere. Collaboration partners can take advantage of these platform solutions for the Digital Enterprise and of VTT’s Bioruukki pilot center in order to innovate the forest industry’s entire value chain.
Tried-and-tested services with manufacturer know-how
Customized, qualified support from highly experienced paper experts
As a system supplier and industry insider with more than 100 years of experience in the pulp and paper industry as well as reference customers around the world, we have comprehensive expertise that is brought to bear in our various service offerings. Our services enable our partners to conduct global business throughout the entire life cycle of customer plants.
Digital Enterprise – Realize your digital transformation
Repeatedly proven in practiceOver the decades, more and more machine and plant builders, system integrators, and users in the paper industry have been relying on Siemens as a technology partner and on our efficient and extremely reliable products, systems, and services. Here are just a few of our many success stories.
We’re here to help
Your partner for technology and know-how
The paper industry is undergoing a transformation, and we’re here to help you navigate it. As a straightforward innovation leader and long-term technology partner, we accompany you through all the phases of your project with suitable products, systems, and services. Stay competitive despite cost pressure in a fiercely contested market, stricter environmental regulations, and declining margins. Count on us.