commissioned the electrical and automation systems and equipment for the two
new tissue production machines at St. Croix Tissue’s newly constructed mill in Baileyville, Maine. The first machine started production earlier this year, as the company said
in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
ABB’s delivery for both machines at the new mill includes quality control systems, tissue machine drive systems, 800xA control systems, collaborative production management, as well as motors, drives, and electrification equipment and infrastructure, and a resident service contract.
The integrated systems will provide a single window into all production
activities to ensure the highest levels of process efficiency, product quality,
power stability, and equipment reliability.
At the new mill, St. Croix Tissue will produce a full range of products for the growing national and international tissue markets, including paper napkins, paper towels, bathroom tissue and facial tissue. Two automated tissue paper manufacturing machines are expected to produce over 120,000 tons of tissue a year. Tissue paper production on one machine began in 1Q 2016, and the second machine is scheduled to be up and running in 3Q 2016.
St. Croix Tissue is a new, state-of-the art tissue paper manufacturing company being constructed in Baileyville, Maine. The site is located next to its parent company, Woodland Pulp LLC , which will provide pulp for the new production mill. The new site will supply the growing international tissue paper market using the newest, high-tech equipment and environmentally-friendly manufacturing processes.
ABB is a leading global technology company in power and automation that enables utility, industry, and transport & infrastructure customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact.