The longtime Australian customer relied on A.Celli to modernize their DCS system during the planned downtime of the PM1 in the Wetherill Park, Sydney (Australia) plant.
ABC Tissue and A.Celli, whose first project together dates back to 2006, joined forces again to upgrade the DCS system of the PM1 in the Wetherill Park plant.
The planned downtime for the change of the press and felt and the installation of a new Quality Control System (QCS) was the perfect occasion for the A.Celli team to provide the needed interventions, including:
- The virtualization of the system, thanks to the replacement of 6 physical PCs with a pair of redundant servers, virtual machines and thin client
- Replacement of 2 obsolete CPUs with a single latest-generation CPU
- Integration of the new QCS system installed by the company
- Preparation for communication between the PM1 and the upcoming PM2 which will be supplied by A.Celli
Furthermore, the new system makes the plant ready for digitization from an Industry 4.0 point of view, with the possibility of collecting data from the machines and sending them via Cloud technology for monitoring and optimization purposes.
“Since the beginning of our partnership in 2006 – the start up of the first machine acquired by our company – A.Celli has always provided strong support to us in our quest for continuous improvement. This is why we decided to rely on A.Celli both for the supply of the new PM2, now in the commissioning phase, and for the upgrade of our state-of-the-art PM1, certain of the success of both projects” These were the words of Brandon Ly, Director of ABC Paper Mills.
Established in 1987, ABC Tissue is an Australian-owned producer of well-known and trusted brands (like Quilton, Naturale, Symphony and Earthcare) of toilet tissue, facial tissue, kitchen towels and napkins. With manufacturing facilities in Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia and more than 600 employees, the company is now the leading tissue paper product supplier in Australia.