Increasing productivity at Nordic Paper

SKF and pulp and paper manufacturer Nordic Paper have signed a five-year fee- and performance-based contract. The agreement aims to improve Nordic Paper’s productivity, health and safety and sustainability performance.

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Nordic Paper operates at four sites, producing kraft and natural greaseproof paper. The site in Säffle, Sweden, which produces greaseproof paper, is covered by the agreement.

The agreement will see increased automation and digitalization of PM2 (paper machine 2) in Säffle. During the summer of 2019, work began on the installation of 500 lubrication points and 230 condition monitoring points, all of which are connected to SKF’s IMx monitoring system. Data from the connected machinery will be monitored and analyzed at SKF’s Rotating Equipment Performance Center in Gothenburg, Sweden.

“Working with SKF has enabled us to develop a better understanding of our machines, as well as giving us the opportunity to increase the competence of our own staff,” says Peter Bergkvist, Nordic Paper’s mill manager in Säffle.