Pulp & Paper
Pulp and Paper is a demanding 24/7 operation where art meets science and dataPARC delivers to this industry better than anyone. With built-in context like Grade and Grade based Limits, and industry applications like machine Centerlining, Grade Run filtering and more dataPARC covers it all.
KapStone Paper And Packaging
Headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, KapStone is a leading North American producer of unbleached Kraft paper and corrugated packaging products. KapStone’s annual revenues exceed $3 billion. KapStone employs approximately 6,000 people.
KapStone Paper and Packaging’s mill in Longview, WA is a large integrated mill producing containerboard grades on five paper machines. The global containerboard market is highly competitive and capacity has increased recently in the U.S., so meeting all three goals is essential to a paper mill’s survival. KapStone’s technical team decided not only to use PARCview to implement centerlining but then to take things one step further, to use dataPARC and PARCview to reduce costs.
"those golden runs become the target run for each time we try and run that grade"
Data Management At Catalyst Paper Is On A Roll
dataPARC’s PARCview quickly showed its capabilities. Stability was improved in several key customer quality requirements. Internal process monitoring tasks were simplified with the aid of PARCview’s grade-based “Run Browser” and “Centerlining” tools, along with the “Golden Run” concept.
Domtar The Leader In Innovating Fiber-Based Products
When Domtar implemented dataPARC software in their Hawesville and Kingsport locations, results were immediate. dataPARC’s PARCview visualization software enabled the operators to receive and report information rapidly, reducing the need for manual data entry and eliminating reliance on individualized custom methods. Downtime tracking was also greatly improved. Because the results were so positive, PARCview was installed at all Domtar mill sites across the US and Canada.
Our plant visualization tools will give you the insights needed to quickly optimize your manufacturing processes.
Production Of Multiple Grades
Filtering data based on the Grade and applying the proper limit for quality parameters (i.e. Basis Weight) and process settings (HPD/T) often requires a custom exports into Excel.
Migrating manual systems/reports to electronic versions is often a choice between multiple systems from multiple vendors or a home-grown solution. dataPARC was designed from Day 1 to solve these and other problems.
Making multiple sources (Historians, LIMS, MES, etc) available for process troubleshooting is time consuming or requires significant duplication of data across systems.