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In every type of manufacturing, the goal is to produce a superior product as quickly as possible, while producing minimal waste and keeping energy usage to a minimum. The tissue and nonwovens industry is no exception.

Companies in this industry need to produce certain products with specific characteristics on a consistent basis. The processes behind this goal have always been data driven, and for most of the industrial age, those data have come from human observation.

Fortunately, the technological advancements of today make data collection and analysis much easier and more comprehensive, which makes it easier to improve production processes. It is these production processes that define the output of the production line, and whether the final product is successful or there are problems with it, they are the data collected along the production line that hold the answers as to why. Once these data are analyzed, successes can easily be repeated, and failures can be avoided in the future.

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Where Data Comes From

The data in a tissues and nonwovens mill come from a myriad of sensors and cameras that are constantly gathering information from each machine during operation. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) makes this possible. The IIoT is a part of Industry 4.0, which has taken computers and automation to a new level, making it easier for humans to interact with and gather and analyze data from machines.

There can be dozens, or even hundreds, of sensors on each machine in the production line. They are all connected to a network, along with other equipment and devices, and they are constantly transmitting data via the cloud in real-time. These data can be stored for future use and/or analyzed and acted on immediately, giving workers insight into what is happening at each stage along the production line.

What Data Reveals

The data that are captured on the production line are analyzed by machine learning programs that have the ability to:

  • detect anomalous readings;
  • see patterns in the data;
  • determine where improvements can be in production processes.

The value of this abundance of data and the insights analysis of the data is significant. For example, if a roll of the highest quality comes off the production line with few or no defects, the data that represent the conditions at each point along the production line reveal the ideal conditions that are required to create the ideal roll. Once these conditions are known, production processes can be adjusted to recreate these conditions in the future.

Read more: How to Measure Tissue and Nonwovens Mill Machinery Performance with Real Time Analytics

The flip side of this scenario is when a flawed roll comes off the line. The data from that run can be analyzed to determine at what point along the production line the conditions caused the flaw. Perhaps the temperature was a little too high or low on one part of the production line, or perhaps the machine speed was a little too high, compromising product quality. Once these data have been analyzed and these insights gained, adjustments can be made in production processes to avoid these flaws in the future.

Thanks to artificial intelligence (AI), full automation along the production line means adjustments to the conditions anywhere along the line can be made in real-time wherever they are needed to improve processes. In short, production processes can be tweaked on an ongoing basis, in real-time, without the need to stop production to make it happen. In addition, the data gathered from the sensors along the production line will reveal problems that require immediate attention and make predictive maintenance possible.

Data Driven Production Process: Integration Is Key

One of the biggest issues for many tissue and nonwovens companies today is that, although they have sophisticated systems that collect data from the production line in real-time, these systems are often siloed from one another. In other words, each machine on the production line will have its own software. This means there is a lack of communication between these systems, making it difficult to integrate the data collected by each machine into an organized whole from which workable insights and solutions can be obtained.

It is the integration of these production line machines with each other and with all other company, supplier, and distribution systems will ensure the best possible data driven production processes can be initiated and maintained. When these systems are tied in with each other and can communicate and share data, production processes can be tailored to the specific needs of the company based on:

  • their business and operational goals as an enterprise;
  • the availability of the raw materials required for production;
  • supply, demand and warehouse stock levels.

The answer to this problem is to use a software platform that is machine- and system-independent. A platform such as this will allow for the easy integration of data from every machine on the production line, ensuring the company can fully embrace data driven production processes. A.Celli’s digital solution offer such a platform.

For more information about data and production processes in your tissue and nonwovens mill, please take a look at our eBook The Ultimate Industry 4.0 Guide for the Tissue and Nonwovens Industry.

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Friday, 22 November 2019 10:58

A.Celli Paper at Paperex India 2019

nternational Exhibition & Conference on Pulp, Paper and Allied Industries

A.Celli Paper is pleased to announce its participation at the upcoming edition of Paperex India 2019, taking place in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, in December 2019, from Tuesday 3 to Friday 6.


A.Celli Paper will be happy to welcome you at its booth no. F-4124, to show you its system solutions for complete turn-key plants: from iDEAL® Tissue Machines and E-WIND® Tissue & Paper winders to R-WAY® Roll Handling and Packaging solutions, ending up with our integrated and digital solutions for industrial automation.

In the course of the exhibition, there will be several opportunities for exchanging information through debates, technical conferences, seminars and in-depth views on the developments and latest novelties in the field of Paper, Pulp and linked industries.

For further information and/or to fix an appointment at the A.Celli booth, please contact Simon Lorenzetti at the following email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Thursday, 31 October 2019 09:17

A.Celli Nonwovens Academy: Texbond Rovereto

A.Celli Nonwovens delivers Certificates of participation in the “A.Celli Academy – Winding & Maintenance School”

In the first week of October, in Rovereto (TN), a team of specialists from A.Celli Nonwovens held a training course for twenty-one Texbond people, aimed at optimizing the use and the maintenance processes of A.Celli machines.

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The course, specifically designed for line operators, lasted four days, alternating theoretical sessions with practical sessions, and analyzed various topics: from the Slittomatic cutting system, to the fundamentals of winding and rewinding, to general maintenance, with analysis of any critical issues and the application of predictive maintenance.

The A.Celli staff is available to organize training sessions following specific customer requests by contacting our Customer Care service (here).

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Wednesday, 23 October 2019 09:19

E-WIND® P100H – The XXL paper winders

From Monday 11th to Friday 15th November, at A.Celli Paper facilities in Tassignano (Lucca), two E-WIND® P100H winding machines will be shown.

The two winders are equipped with sophisticated technological innovations and have an attractive design.

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Our new state-of-the-art E-WIND® P100H have been designed to make an efficient winding process, they manage a very large width (8 meters) and they are able to accommodate large reels on the unwinder, with diameters up to 3800 mm and weighing about 65t.

They are ideal for processing high-quality flat-papers and test-liner papers of the lowest basis weights at high speeds (up to 2500 mpm). They are equipped with highly innovative solutions, such as the Slittomatic® dual-motor cutting unit positioning system and the built-in automatic Spool-Parking.

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The Tissue Machine A.Celli iDEAL® Master of the Mexican customer Blue Tissue S.A.P.I. de C.V., equipped with an A.Celli forged Yankee Dryer, regularly produces excellent tissue paper.

The A.Celli iDEAL® Master Tissue Machine’s start-up, last July, confirmed the good quality of the forged product, highlighting the simplicity of its installation.

The 16’ Yankee A.Celli iDEAL® Forged_YD is in full production and is the only steel shell Yankee in the world running without a weld, therefore does not require routine inspections of seams in the high fatigue stress areas.

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For all technical characteristics and relative advantages, in terms of consumption and safety, we invite you to read our article dated September 25th, by clicking here.

Great satisfaction for the whole A.Celli team: from R&D Department, where the intuition for the new product started, to the Technical Office, from the Sales Managers to the Project Managers, to the Marketing Department, as well as a special thanks to the Extreme Automation Department for the application of the innovative DCS that allows smart process control and constant machine monitoring in Industry 4.0 perspective.

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Efficiency and quality of wrapping with the new A.Celli Pope Reel

The Italian company, part of Burgo Group, a well-known producer of graphic and special papers, based in Lugo di Vicenza, has accepted the reconstruction of the pope reel section of the multi-cylinder PM#5 machine made by A.Celli Paper.

The start-up, which took place successfully and entirely within the agreed times, and the good quality of the product supplied by A.Celli have allowed the customer to obtain excellent results for the past year with all types of special papers produced by the plant.

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Mosaico Group specifically requested A.Celli Paper to optimise the PM#5 Paper Machine by replacing the end-of-line section with a new pope reel, with center wind technology, equipped with automatic NIP, tension and torque controls and that uses HMI software to interface with the machine's DCS.

The design peculiarities, both hardware and software, and the manufacture of the new section permit optimal management at a production speed up to 900 mpm, with a width of 2830 mm, for special papers.

A.Celli’s experts are available for consultancy, for any equipment inspections and for detailed control planning, as well as for updating and improving the efficiency of pre-existing machinery and software, in order to optimize its performance in terms of productivity, safety and automation.

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The robot AGV has knocked on the door of the warehouse, and not as a passing guest, but as a new and welcome tenant. Automated Guided Vehicles - self-driving vehicles that perform handling tasks - represent a groundbreaking innovation for the world of intralogistics.

The innovation forms part of the wider one of Industry 4.0, which consists of connectivity and the Internet of Things, temperature, presence and movement sensors, RFID readers, and software that collects and analyses data to improve processes and perform predictive maintenance. These technologies are transforming production, but also other aspects of the supply chain.

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There are various types of AGVs suitable for handling different quantities and types of goods, all of which share some abilities that translate into advantages.

Autonomy guaranteed by software and sensors

The ability to move independently (thanks to a range of technologies: electrical, optical, magnetic, GPS, etc.) makes the presence of a driver superfluous. Vehicles equipped with software can be programmed to perform precise operations, while cameras and sensors allow machines to perceive the surrounding environment.

The strength of machines

In intralogistics, as in many other fields (such as construction), the strength of machines far exceeds that of humans. The weight-bearing capacity of robot AGVs can vary greatly, but is in all cases superior to that of a team of people and often also to that of the classic forklift truck. The most powerful models can handle loads weighing several tons.

Constant energy

Lithium batteries, which can be charged quickly, increase the productivity of AGVs and reduce downtime. It can be said, then, that the level of performance of a machine does not improve or suffer according to physical condition, tiredness, hunger or commitment, but remains constant.

Safety for workers and goods

Intrinsically safe design, bumpers, brakes, and sensors that detect the presence of obstacles all help to reduce the risk of accidents (collisions with other vehicles or people, falling of goods, etc.).

Precision without distraction

Mechanical arms designed according to the goods to be handled (bales of raw material, pallets, paper rolls, etc.) and sensors allow for precise and repeatable movements, not subject to variability or human error.

The speed of a tireless robot

It is certainly easier for a vehicle to travel long distances, from one warehouse to another or between very large warehouse departments, or to shuttle between the picking area and the logistics delivery area. The performance of a robot AGV does not depend on subjective factors, on tiredness, or on the bulk of the shifted goods.

The flexibility of a fleet

If a company wishes to expand its production department or warehouse, it can increase the fleet of Automated Guided Vehicles in a gradual and flexible manner without risk of interference or the need to train new personnel.

Taken individually and of course as a whole, these features demonstrate why robot AGVs are a powerful tool in terms of productivity, efficiency and savings. A single self-driving vehicle can do the work of one or more people in less time. Programming makes it possible to precisely define routes and actions for the robot, but the advantages of AGVs are maximised in the case of use for repetitive processes in the warehouse and/or on a large scale.

The future of human-robot collaboration

Will we be saying goodbye to workers in the warehouse, then? Not exactly. Robots can improve and transform intralogistics processes, as well as cost and productivity models. But they don't have to be seen as earth-shattering. Their technology is scalable: you can start with one or two, and then increase the fleet when you best see fit. Moreover, since AGVs are essentially "workers", it is them that have to adapt to existing workflows, and not the other way around. Rather than disappear, warehouse staff will be able to devote themselves to activities of greater added value: supervision, management, planning, maintenance and shipment control (thereby increasing the precision of operations and the correctness of deliveries).

Relieved of heavy work, the staff can dedicate more time and energy to tasks of responsibility. It is therefore true that there will be "less human intervention", but not from a purely numerical point of view: the more the warehouse is automated and managed by software, the more its processes interact without the need for a person to solve problems, perform maintenance, move objects or assign tasks to colleagues. Human intervention is reduced because the problems are reduced.

Industry 4.0 therefore allows robots and people to coexist by sharing tasks and responsibilities. But there is no doubt, in any case, that a 4.0 warehouse requires fewer new staff, since if the load increases it is possible to assign more hours of work to an AGV or add to the fleet. There is a faster return on investment in machines due to cutting of personnel costs, not to mention better productivity and efficiency. In short, AGVs must not be seen as something of which to be afraid: they can be used in warehouses without causing confusion or threatening the existing dynamics, and indeed with the promise of numerous benefits. In this article we focused on one aspect - reduced human intervention - but we will also talk about the other advantages in our eBook "Forklifts VS AGV systems: what is best for the warehouse?"

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Warehouse automation is the answer to the various problems associated with supply chains that need to be increasingly efficient and capable of handling many complex factors. E-commerce has made everything faster: from development and production to stock rotation and delivery. We need to be flexible and open to change, but also precise, because the customer has higher expectations than ever and is intolerant to error.

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Then there are the costs of manual labour and maintaining the plants, which increase when the warehouse has to be expanded to take more stock. We now also commonly hear about connected objects, Big Data and analytics: these too are significant as they are the means for the transformation of many sectors (the agriculture and manufacturing industry, for example) and the flows of physical products are inextricably linked with data flows.

Logistics is not an island: the "4.0" transformation has also revolutionised this area, bringing automated tools for handling materials, robotics, sensors and data management and analysis software to the warehouses. Let us see, then, the main benefits of automation for warehouses.

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Some are immediate while others involve a longer return on investment. But the advantages of automation in warehouses all contribute in equal measure to improving the results of a business, allowing for lower costs and opening the way to new possibilities.

1. Speed and efficiency of operations

Automated shelving, shuttles, conveyor belts and automated guided vehicles (AGVs) all help to significantly reduce the time required to perform material handling operations. The loading capacity of the machines is without doubt superior to that of a team of warehouse workers, while sensors, decision points and management software create a "logic" for the workflows.

2. Increased productivity (even 24/7)

Depending on production and logistics requirements, machines can be used for long shifts, even without interruption at night. The dead times are eliminated, and the long operations of storage, handling and preparation of the orders are shortened.

3. Increased flexibility

Automation makes it possible to add resources without modifying the operating model, and with greater ease than human resources that, instead, have be recruited, integrated into the existing team and perhaps also given training. It is therefore easier to cope with seasonal peaks or grow the business, because automated storage is both modular and scalable.

4. Lower overheads

The optimisation of storage capacity, made possible with vertical warehouses, ensures clear savings in terms of rent and the cost of heating and cooling of rooms. The space is multiplied without increasing the surface area.

 5. Lower personnel costs (and higher professional skills)

A single machine can do the work of several people on its own, but it still needs to be managed, supervised and maintained. No longer required to perform the most strenuous and repetitive tasks, employees can carry out work of a higher grade.

6. Standardisation and compliance

The definition of standard workflows in accordance with sector policies is another of the most obvious advantages of automation. With regard to safety, shuttles and AGVs in particular relieve the company of many responsibilities and its employees of the need to perform dangerous operations. Furthermore, sensors can be used to monitor the quality of the articles and the conformity of the processes.

7. Increased safety of operations

As mentioned above, entrusting certain tasks to machines and not to people is a fundamental strategy for ensuring safety at the workplace. The instruments in automated warehouses also guarantee "safety by design": they are designed to include bumpers, sensors, audible and luminous alarms that avoid collisions and protect both the warehouse personnel and the goods.

8. Integrity and hygiene of the goods

Devices such as shuttles and AGVs have hooks and gripping systems designed specifically to take palletised or packaged goods to their destination. The robots for handling rolls of paper and tissue, in particular, not only prevent accidental falls and tearing but also ensure total hygiene of the products, as there is no possibility of bacterial contamination during handling.

9. Visibility of goods and data flows

With warehouse automation, the work of collecting and transmitting the data obtained by the sensors is combined with the analytical capabilities of special software programs. The analysis of data (of production, storage, rotations, sales, costs, etc.) is useful for different reasons: it can be used to request automatic transfer from production to the warehouse, to ensure constant temperature in an environment or, again, to identify any issues. The collection of data also permits tracking of the stored material in real time. Moreover, patterns and interdependencies can emerge that cannot be identified with simple "empirical" observation of daily activities.

10. Predictive maintenance

The sensors on automatic vehicles or located at strategic points of the warehouse measure and monitor smooth running of operations. A decline in performance and anomalies alert to potential issues which can be averted with the predictive maintenance software provided.

And in addition to the advantages listed so far is one major plus: technological innovation and the transformation of operating models is a reflection of a mentality both bold and open to change, which certainly plays in favour of the corporate image.

How to make the most of automation

The main advantages of warehouse automation can be summarised as follows:

  • for operations: flexibility, efficiency, accuracy, savings, predictive maintenance, compliance with industry standards and rules;
  • for employees: improved safety and a better grade of work;
  • for customer service: prompt and precise deliveries, and shorter order-delivery cycle;
  • for strategies: monitoring of processes, tracking of patterns and data-based business intelligence.

Before considering the benefits for your warehouse, it is important to understand where to start. We are here to help you with our eBook, downloadable free of charge, which explains the 3 steps for transforming the warehouse with logistics automation!

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Wednesday, 31 July 2019 16:58

Blue Tissue and A.Celli Paper: TM1 started-up

On July 7th the A.Celli iDEAL® Master Tissue Machine was successfully started-up, beginning production for the Mexican customer Blue Tissue Sapi de C.V. The new turnkey plant, which includes the two-plies slitter A.Celli E-Wind® T100 rewinder, in addition to the tissue machine, integrates the existing Customer’s converting line.

The A.Celli iDEAL® was installed in the Apizaco plant, in the Mexican state of Tlaxcala, with a great teamwork between the technicians of A.Celli Group and the Customer’s staff.

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This is a single machine (2700 mm pope reel width) for the production of tissue rolls with a diameter of 2500 mm, working at 2000 mpm speed, ensuring a production of 110 t/d.

An advanced version of DCS has been installed, with a very brand new graphic interface.

The Tissue Machine is also equipped with the latest generation of steel A.Celli iDEAL® forged YD.

Apizaco, which means "place of thin water" in the native language náhuatl, therefore "place with a little river", is located at an altitude of 2,424 m and in a strategic position between the capital, Mexico City, and the port of Veracruz, on the east coast.

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It is with great satisfaction that A.Celli Paper announces to have signed another contract with the Chinese customer for the purchase of a Paper Rewinder E-WIND® P-100, whose delivery is scheduled for the end of January 2020.

The new rewinder is destined to the Hangzhou City plant, Zhejiang province, an important district, known for the production of decorative and printing paper.

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The rewinder has been designed for a speed of 2300 mpm, with the mother roll paper width of 3860 mm and will be dedicated to the production process of Special Decorative Paper, with a basis weight range between 50 and 120 gsm.

A further confirmation for A.Celli Paper technology, which is increasingly present on the Asian territory and capable to meet the needs of different customers, promptly answering to multiple production variables with flexibility and promptness.

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