Improving performance at the Karlsborg paper mill
Swedish BillerudKorsnäs and SKF are partnering to reduce maintenance costs and improve production output and sustainability performance at the Karlsborg paper mill in Kalix, Sweden. The mill produces more than 300,000 metric tons (330,000 U.S. tons) of packaging and kraft paper per year.
In addition to higher output, these insights, combined with SKF’s knowledge of lubrication management support, can contribute to extended bearing and seal service life as well as reduce the use of lubrication fluids. In doing so, SKF is able to support the mill’s ambitions to minimize the environmental impact of its operations, while also reducing costs.
“By working together, we enable faster, better decision making by operators, improving output and helping machines perform as they were designed to,” says SKF President and CEO Alrik Danielson. “By adopting a performance-based business model, we directly align our interests with those of the customer, helping to improve their performance while reducing the unnecessary waste that results from a transactional business model.”