Paper Industry 4.0

Products and systems for pulp, paper, and tissue plants

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.

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Expertise for the paper industry

Products

A consistent technology portfolio for the paper industry

Premium 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.

SIMATIC automation systems

SIMATIC automation systems

SIMATIC industrial automation systems: Save time and money

For over 60 years, the consistent, end-to-end, efficient, and scalable SIMATIC family portfolio has ensured an optimal solution for every application area, including many applications in pulp, paper, and tissue manufacturing. Take advantage of the system’s end-to-end consistency. In combination with integrated engineering in the TIA Portal, it will help you substantially reduce your costs and time to market.

SIMATIC HMI operator control and monitoring systems

SIMATIC HMI operator control and monitoring systems

SIMATIC HMI operator control and monitoring systems: always on the machine level

If you’re looking for an intelligent solution for the increasingly complex processes and demands for machine and plant functionality, you can’t go wrong with our human-machine interface products. SIMATIC HMI devices are optimally tailored to your specific needs in the area of machine-level operator control and monitoring. Thanks to the consistent use of open, standardized hardware and software interfaces, the individual components can be perfectly integrated in your automation solution.

Identification and locating

Identification and locating

Identification and locating: Manage data intelligently

By closing the gap between the real and digital worlds, our identification and locating systems ensure total transparency and a high level of communication, which in turn creates new potential for adding value along the entire production and supply chain. Pulp, paper, and tissue manufacturers are already benefiting from a unique, consistent, and end-to-end range of customer-specific applications that can also enable you to create the basis for intelligent data management.

Industrial communication

Industrial communication

Well connected with industrial communication

Whether you’re controlling machines or entire production plants in the fiber industry, industrial communication is the key to managing these complex tasks. In addition, powerful communication solutions support the digital transformation process. The foundation is the reliable and secure networking of machines and plants based on professional planning and implementation using network components.

Industrial controls

Industrial controls

Industrial controls: a systematic combination

With more than 50,000 proven device combinations, the SIRIUS modular system offers you a comprehensive portfolio of industrial switching technology for quickly and efficiently creating the optimal control panel. The modular construction of our products makes it easy to plan and install them in control panels and integrate them into decentralized systems.

Industry software

Industry software

Optimize processes with industry software

For industries that add a great deal of value such as the pulp and paper industry, increasing productivity is critical for staying competitive. What’s required is the acquisition and evaluation of production and process data. Our industry software supports you in the digitalization and integration of your entire industrial value chain.

PC-based automation

PC-based automation

PC-based automation: platform for the digital factory

How would you like to implement applications and solutions that far exceed the functions of a traditional controller when manufacturing pulp, paper, and tissue products? Our PC-based automation is the answer. SIMATIC PC-based products offer you a flexible and innovative platform for handling growing demands for computing power, functions, and availability.

SITOP power supply

SITOP power supply

SITOP power supply: always well supplied

A pulp and paper factory places high demands on its power supply. Sophisticated production processes require that a steady supply voltage be maintained. Our complete range of power supply units supplies a regulated 24 volts as well as other output voltages. Thanks to their extreme reliability, SITOP power supplies are established around the world and can even cope with critical network conditions.

Products for specific requirements

Products for specific requirements

Products for specific requirements

Depending on the market, industry, and customer, the demands placed on automation components range from extreme conditions and special applications to customer-specific products. Our portfolio for specific requirements ensures that you have the right solution for every task in pulp, paper, and tissue manufacturing.

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.

SINAMICS low-voltage converters

SINAMICS low-voltage converters

SINAMICS low-voltage converters for every drive application

Whether it’s a matter of individual converters for stock preparation, multi-motor drives for paper machines, or the generation of special paper and tissue paper, the SINAMICS converter family’s various product versions provide the perfect solution for every application in the paper industry. Thanks to the SINAMICS platform’s proven closed-loop control technology, it’s possible to perfectly adapt synchronous motors, induction motors, and DC motors to the characteristics of the machine being driven. SINAMICS drives offer the best performance and functionality for every application, as well as seamless integration into the automation technology and digitalization solutions.

SIMOTICS low-voltage motors

SIMOTICS low-voltage motors

SIMOTICS low-voltage motors for line and converter operation

SIMOTICS three-phase motors are known as the right choice for all applications in the power range from 0.09 to 5,300 kW. One of the benefits of these motors is their extreme flexibility. They can either be connected directly to the line supply or be used in combination with SINAMICS converters for variable-speed operation. The SIMOTICS product family also has the right solution for the paper industry, including all areas of application across all process chains. Every requirement is covered, from standard applications and applications in hazardous areas to high-performance applications in paper production. We also offer special motors that meet the specifications of both the Asian and North American markets.

 

SIMOTICS CONNECT 400 is the intelligent connection between SIMOTICS low-voltage motors and digitalization platforms such as MindSphere, and always provides you with important data on the condition of your SIMOTICS motors.

Getriebemotoren SIMOGEAR

SIMOGEAR geared motors

SIMOGEAR geared motors – perfect for any drive system

With the new SIMOGEAR series, you especially benefit from the highest level of flexibility. Thanks to their wide range of gear units, total adaptability, and compact design, these products are ideal for all applications in pulp and paper manufacturing as well as in the processing of the products manufactured. 

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.

SIMATIC PCS 7

SIMATIC PCS 7

SIMATIC PCS 7: Room for new perspectives in the paper industry  

With SIMATIC PCS 7, you’re ready to meet today’s requirements and tomorrow’s challenges. More than 20 years of innovative spirit and thousands of installations worldwide make SIMATIC PCS 7 a proven, future-proof process control system that protects your investments over the long term. Thanks to the modularity of the hardware and software components, the process control system can be flexibly used in all sectors and areas of the process and hybrid industry. The individual components can be seamlessly integrated to create a system that is as unique as your plant.

SIMATIC PCS neo

SIMATIC PCS neo

SIMATIC PCS neo: a competitive edge thanks to a fully web-based process control system

Bring the future of process automation into the pulp and paper industry: The SIMATIC PCS neo process control system offers you system software that has been completely re-developed, together with a flexible licensing and maintenance concept. It opens up new digital options for you as well as global, web-based collaboration in engineering and operations. Take advantage of its unique usability, with all relevant information in a workbench that is based on an object-oriented data model. In conjunction with its open, flexible architecture that supports modular engineering and the Module Type Package (MTP) standard, SIMATIC PCS neo delivers maximum efficiency in engineering and operations. The new system uses the recently innovated hardware portfolio and application architecture of the proven SIMATIC PCS 7 process control system, thus ensuring an optimal balance of innovation and protection of your expertise and investment. 

SIMATIC CPU 410-5H

SIMATIC CPU 410-5H

SIMATIC CPU 410-5H: scalable to your requirements

Manufacturing paper, pulp and tissue requires flexible automation solutions that can be scaled to the tasks at hand.  The SIMATIC PCS 7 CPU 410-5H is an integral component of the SIMATIC PCS 7 process control system and is currently the fastest and most powerful controller on the market.  With performance that is scalable to the number of process objects, all utilization scenarios and application areas can be covered on the basis of a single platform. This gives you long-term investment protection. In addition, expanded security features ensure maximum availability and increased system security.

SIMATIC Compact Field Unit (CFU)

SIMATIC Compact Field Unit (CFU)

SIMATIC CFU: ready for digitalization in the field

Are you seeking to transfer your regular plant concept for the paper industry to the digital world? The SIMATIC Compact Field Unit (CFU) offers you many new possibilities. Connection to the field device is much simpler thanks to plug-and-produce capability. This means that the compact field unit installed at the process level is connected directly via PROFINET to your process control system, thus smoothing the way for digitalization in the field. And consistent decentralization gives you even more flexibility.

SIMATIC ET 200SP HA

SIMATIC ET 200SP HA

SIMATIC ET 200SP HA: flexible to use

A compact design, flexible connection possibilities, and high availability thanks to redundant PROFINET connections: the SIMATIC ET 200SP HA distributed I/O system is perfectly adapted to the requirements of the paper industry. The system can be installed in the field in a distributed manner and is also designed for use in a control cabinet. The SIMATIC ET 200SP HA thus offers you a flexible and future-proof solution.

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.

TIA Portal

TIA Portal

TIA Portal – your gateway to digitalization

Whether artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, blockchain, cognitive engineering, or 5G, our Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) portfolio is constantly being supplemented with innovative technologies. When you use these products, you join us in shaping the future of automation and establishing the basis for wide-ranging digitalization. All these technologies contribute to making you more productive and efficient and shortening your time to market – with sustainably produced pulp, paper, and tissue products.

Industrial Edge

Industrial Edge

Industrial Edge – from the field to the cloud

How would you like to make better use of the data from your pulp, paper, and tissue production by acquiring and processing it directly and securely at the machine? Then bring IT to the shop floor – easily, flexibly, and securely – with the aid of our Industrial Edge products and systems and with no latency, using your software and a central system for administration, deployment, and updates.

SIMIT simulation software

SIMIT simulation software

SIMIT – first simulate, then optimize

How would you like to improve engineering quality and speed up commissioning using a flexible and simple simulation design? With the SIMIT simulation platform, we’re offering you a tool for virtual commissioning and operator training. It’s the best way for you to take advantage of the possibilities of process optimization in pulp and paper manufacturing, throughout the entire life cycle of your plants.

COMOS plant engineering software

COMOS plant engineering software

Cleverly manage plants with COMOS

In the paper and pulp industry, as in other sectors, there’s a growing demand for comprehensive plant management. With the COMOS CAE solution, you can create a digital data model in which all disciplines are fully integrated, from process design to engineering and operation. In addition, COMOS can be seamlessly linked to your process control technology to provide a seamless flow of data. And with COMOS Walkinside, you have access to powerful 3D virtual reality visualization for engineering, commissioning, training, and operation. 

XHQ operations intelligence software

XHQ operations intelligence software

XHQ – from data to information

Plants in the paper and fiber industry provide an endless amount of data every day. But which data is truly relevant for operations? That’s where XHQ operations intelligence software comes in. It aggregates, integrates, analyzes, and visualizes asset and business information using all the data sources from control technology, engineering, and simulation. For you, this means easy access to complex data at all times and from any location for better and faster decision-making.

MindSphere

MindSphere

MindSphere: cloud-based, open, and future-proof

MindSphere, our cloud-based, open IoT operating system, makes it possible to acquire and utilize operational data. It enables you to feed knowledge gained from analyzing the data back into the digital twin to ensure ongoing optimization. MindSphere also lets you develop new service and business models based on the utilization of data. MindSphere provides paper, pulp, and tissue manufacturers with a user-friendly platform for taking advantage of digital services as well as creating new applications and business models.

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity – protective measures in a digital world

The increasing connectivity of industrial infrastructures requires corresponding protective measures for automation environments. This is where our comprehensive cybersecurity concept comes into its own. It protects people, processes, and technologies – from the analysis of the security situation and establishment of protective measures to the continuous monitoring of your plants.

SINAMICS/SIMOTICS

SINAMICS/SIMOTICS

Connectivity for SINAMICS low-voltage converters and SIMOTIC low-voltage motors

Make your SINAMICS low-voltage converters and SIMOTICS low-voltage motors communication-capable: Connectivity modules record all of the drive component’s relevant operational data, e.g. operating and condition data, via sensors and communicate that information to MindSphere, the cloud-based, open IoT operating system from Siemens.

Engineering and Integration Services

Engineering and Integration Services

Engineering and Integration Services: connectivity for your plants

With Engineering und Integration Services, our experts help you to reliably implement the digitalization concept for your plants in the paper and pulp industry. These services include developing suitable infrastructures with the right connectivity, in order to establish the necessary connection between field-to-edge and cloud, as well as integrating new software, virtual machines, and digital twins.

PlantSight

PlantSight

PlantSight: more transparency in the process

In existing plants, the PlantSight tool gives you greater data transparency over the constantly growing volume of data from the complex processes that are involved in processing fibers. It makes it possible to combine data from multiple sources and in this way obtain quick access to information that was previously unavailable. A complete, digital twin of the plant is created that can be retrieved via a simple, easily accessible web portal as the optimal basis for informed decision-making.

PSE/gProms

PSE/gProms

PSE/gProms: Control and improve processes

Model-based technologies are the key to efficient plant engineering and operation. Simulations help optimize processes and make it possible to make reliable predictions about the plant. Their consistent use throughout a process plant’s entire life cycle maximizes your economic advantages. The consistent integration of gPROMS, SIMIT, COMOS, and SIMATIC PCS 7 enables an end-to-end flow of data throughout the entire life cycle of your plant, for greater cost-effectiveness in the pulp and paper industry.

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.

Consulting Services

Consulting Services

Start your digital transformation with Consulting Services

Competitiveness in a quickly changing market environment is a top priority for companies in the paper industry. With their many years of expertise and innovative thinking, our service experts provide you with support throughout the entire value chain – and help you to maintain your market position and further expand it if possible. To that end, they will work with you to develop the right digitalization strategy.

Analytics and AI Services

Analytics and AI Services

Take advantage of untapped efficiency potential using Analytics und Artificial Intelligence Services 

The increased digitalization of paper production plants raises important questions. Our service experts can provide additional assistance on topics such as:

  • Ways to improve to your Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
  • Identifying critical KPIs that you should monitor
  • Ways to implement intelligent algorithms
Support Services

Support Services

Comprehensive assistance with Support Services

Today, everyone in the paper industry – whether they’re operators of paper plants, machine builders and plant engineers or system integrators – is under pressure to maximize plant productivity and minimize unexpected downtimes. This requires simple access to technical product knowledge and quick expert support. Our service experts provide you with comprehensive support directly from the product manufacturer. 

Field and Maintenance Services

Field and Maintenance Services

Efficient and cost-effective maintenance concepts for the entire product life cycle 

Our efficient and cost-effective maintenance strategies can be adapted to the specific requirements of any paper machine and plant, regardless of manufacturer. In this way, unplanned production downtimes are reliably prevented and high plant output as well as continuous operations, even under harsh conditions, are ensured.

Spare Parts Services

Spare Parts Services

Spare Parts Services for smooth operations

The Spare Parts Services provided by Siemens AG ensure a smooth and rapid spare parts supply for pulp and paper machines, thus ensuring optimal plant availability. In addition, our logistics experts handle procurement, shipping, customs clearance, storage and order management, planning and control of logistics processes as well as returns management.

Repair Services

Repair Services

Fast repairs directly on-site or in a certified Siemens repair center

Siemens Repair Services include all measures for inspecting and, if necessary, restoring a product’s agreed-on functionalities. Repairs may also cover improvements to functionalities.

Retrofit and Modernization Services

Retrofit and Modernization Services

Bring pulp and paper machines up to the latest technological standard

Our retrofit and modernization services for the paper industry increase plant availability. They reliably reduce the growing maintenance costs associated with an advanced life cyle, and help identify and utilize additional efficiency and energy-saving potential.

Benefits

Simple. Efficient. Proven. Available.

Whether OEM, system integrator, or plant operator, we help you overcome your everyday challenges perfectly with the aid of our comprehensive portfolio, our decades of experience in the pulp, paper, and tissue industry, and our vast system expertise.

Digital Enterprise – Realize your digital transformation

Der digitale Zwilling im Digital Enterprise

With the Digital Enterprise portfolio, Siemens is driving the digital transformation of the industry – the seamless integration of automation, software and cutting-edge technologies will take the industry to the next level of efficiency. Discover how you can benefit from merging the virtual and the real world and the possibilities provided by the Digital Twins of product, machine, plant, and the entire production. In order to facilitate the start and implementation of digitalization, we offer comprehensive consulting and to develop a digitalization strategy and roadmap together with you. Discover the possibilities for your company.

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Repeatedly proven in practice

Over 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.

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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.

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