Wednesday, 06 April 2016 22:54

ABB to deliver new drive system for Kruger Packaging’s PM 10 rebuild in Trois-Rivières, Quebec

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Engineered solution and services for paper machine conversion from newsprint to containerboard production will improve energy efficiency and equipment reliability

ABB will deliver a complete engineered solution to Kruger Packaging for a paper machine rebuild project at Kruger’s Trois-Rivières Mill in Quebec, Canada. The project is part of Kruger’s $250-million investment to rebuild its No. 10 Newsprint Machine (PM10) to manufacture 100%-recycled, lightweight and high-strength linerboard. Once the conversion is complete, PM 10 will produce 360,000 metric tonnes of linerboard annually for use in Kruger’s box plants and for the global packaging market.

ABB will deliver and install drive systems for PM 10 and its winder. The scope of supply for this rebuilding project includes ACS880 MultiDrive Line ups, AC motors, System 800xA control system, supervisory systems, remote diagnostic services, high-speed data logging system, spare parts and local engineering, commissioning, installation supervision and start-up service.

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ABB provides reliable and efficient solutions for the pulp and paper industry

Kruger Packaging opted for the latest state-of-the-art AC Drive System, which will replace the existing DC drive system currently on PM 10. Kruger chose ABB because of their deep paper industry application knowledge, comprehensive technical and engineering solutions, and close working relationship with Kruger on other projects.

“We have chosen ABB for their excellent engineering and service team, as well as their extensive knowledge and experience in delivering proven technology for a number of our projects,” said Christian Lemay, Kruger Project Manager.

ABB’s ACS880 Drive technology, coupled with ABB’s Direct Torque Control (DTC) technology, provides unsurpassed motor control performance, supported with best in class uptimes.  This ensures energy efficient, highly reliable systems that maximize process uptime and minimize production downtime.

“The ABB project delivery and engineering team has a strong, trusted relationship and great working history with Kruger,” said Jim Fisher, Head of ABB’s Pulp & Paper business.  “We look forward to delivery of yet another successful project which will produce energy efficiencies and reduced maintenance costs for Kruger.”

Kruger Packaging L.P. ( is a Canadian manufacturer of containerboard and packaging products made from recycled fibers. Its parent company, family-owned Kruger Inc. founded in 1904, is also a major producer of publication papers, tissue products, renewable energy, cellulosic biomaterials, and wines and spirits. The Company is also a leader in paper and paperboard recycling in North America.

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 environ-mental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in roughly 100 countries and employs about 135,000 people.

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