Klabin, Brazil’s largest producer and exporter of packaging paper and sustainable solutions in paper packaging, expanded its Puma Unit in Ortigueira, Paraná. This expansion, called the Puma II Project, includes two new paper machines, and represents an annual production capacity of 910,000 tons of paper.
The Puma Unit has been using Trimble’s process data analysis tool, Wedge, since 2021. Wedge has helped Klabin with advanced analyses to identify and correct deviations and optimize production processes. Based on user experience, Klabin has extended the use of Wedge to the new Puma II Project production line.
“In times when large volumes of data from production processes are made available online, the ability to interpret this information, combined with the speed and quality of decision making, are fundamental factors in maintaining and increasing plant performance. The ease of obtaining and processing data, in line with the robustness for processing calculations and advanced analyses, make Wedge a differentiated and fundamental resource for carrying out analytical activities,” says Elielson Batista, Process engineer at Klabin.
The Puma II Project was designed to become a global benchmark in sustainability, technology, and innovation, and it is aligned with Industry 4.0 principles. Efficient analysis of all process data is essential to achieving and maintaining the ambitious goals and objectives Klabin has for its operations.