The pulp manufacturer Waggeryd Cell AB has selected AFRY’s digital software and system platform, “AFRY Pulse”, to increase productivity and efficiency at their mill located in Vaggeryd, Sweden.
Waggeryd Cell pulp mill is owned by the ATA Group, which is a Swedish producer of sawn wood products. The majority of the bleached CTMP pulp produced by the mill is exported. With an annual capacity of approximately 180,000 tonnes per year, the mill is already considered to be very efficient.
With the goal to develop and increase the plant's utilisation rate further, Waggeryd Cell has chosen to install AFRY Pulse with the objective of reaching more structured and continuous improvement. A warehouse management module will also be installed to streamline the production process further. Installation and configuration will take place during Q4, 2020.
AFRY Pulse is a prominent and modern production support software developed by AFRY. The software helps to maximise availability in industrial processes, and thereby increases productivity. Through a modern and user-friendly interface, the user can easily gain an overview the production, be in control of directing efforts where required or find places in the production chain where there is spare capacity, and thus work in a more proactive manner.
"AFRY Pulse is a platform that suits our needs today and, at the same time, allows us to continue developing and streamlining our business. Through the platform, we can facilitate the demands of daily work and simplify the follow-up of production,” says Peter Dahlbom, CEO of Waggeryd Cell AB.
AFRY Pulse is integrated with the process and the physical equipment and other more administrative systems. It also provides an overview of the process and an opportunity to provide feedback throughout the manufacturing process. At the same time, the user gains complete traceability and transparency within the system, such as OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness), to see where there is untapped potential.
“We are pleased that Waggeryd Cell has chosen our platform to achieve even greater efficiency in their production. We look forward to support their efforts to develop their facility and their choice to use our AFRY Pulse platform," says David Andersson, Section Manager Industrial Digitalization at AFRY in Sweden.