Canada-based Kruger has officially dedicated Paper Machine No. 10 (PM10) rebuild project in Trois-Rivières mill, Quebec, Canada.
The new PM10 can produce 100%-recycled, lightweight and high-strength linerboard required for ultra-light packaging.
Earlier, ABB was selected to provide engineered solution and services for the $250m paper machine rebuild project.
As per the contract, ABB delivered and installed drive systems as well as winder for PM 10.
The contract also covered the supply of ACS880 MultiDrive Line ups, alternating current (AC) motors, a System 800xA control system, remote diagnostic services, supervisory and high-speed data logging systems, spare parts and local engineering, commissioning, installation supervision and start-up service.
The ACS880 Drive solution is integrated with direct torque control (DTC) technology to ensure energy-efficient, reliable systems that minimize production downtime.
Additionally, the upgraded machine can produce 360,000 metric tons of lightweight linerboard annually.
Part of the production will be used in Kruger's packaging plants in LaSalle and Brampton, Canada while the remaining will be sold to packaging manufacturers across Canada and the US.
The 20-month project required some 500,000 hours of work and the machine entered start-up phase in the spring.
Kruger said: “The project also consolidated 270 jobs at the Trois-Rivières Mill, in addition to generating major benefits for the Mauricie region and Québec.”
Image: Kruger’s new PM10 rebuild machine can produce lightweight and high-strength linerboard. Photo: courtesy of Kruger Inc.