Forest company giant UPM has opened a new factory in Paso de los Toros, Uruguay with the capacity to produce 2.1 million tons of eucalyptus pulp annually. The mill incorporates the latest and best technology available and represents the very best in modern factories. It is energy efficient with minimal environmental impacts and optimized maintenance.
Wedge is Trimble’s process data diagnostics system that will help UPM Paso de los Toros to achieve and then maintain the highest standards of performance by enabling faster and better data-driven decision making. Trimble’s Wedge will result in reduced waste, mitigated risks and increased productivity at the new mill.
Choosing Wedge as its main tool for process diagnosis and monitoring was easy, since UPM’s first mill in Uruguay, Fray Bentos, has been using Wedge since 2019 and the results have been convincing. It is seamlessly integrated with the different systems that provide process data throughout the factory and is actively and widely used by operators, engineers, supervisors and process coordinators. UPM Fray Bentos also uses Wedge at the management level, with dashboards that summarize important steps in the process.