Kipas Holding (Kipas) has been involved in paper making since 2015 and is set to produce approximately 1,150,000 tonnes of paper per annum at its mill in Soke. To achieve this, the business is extending its production capacity in two stages with two new paper machines, PM2 and PM3. The new PM2 is the largest machine of its kind in Turkey and components from the Siemens Sipaper Fiber portfolio have been used for its electrification, automation and drives. The end-to-end solution ensures Kipas benefits from an economical spares inventory and a plant availability of 99 percent.
Once the project is complete in July 2020, Kipas is planning to produce approximately 700,000 tonnes per annum of very high-quality paper with a basis weight from 90 to 400 grammes on the PM2. The machine itself is impressively sized at 386 meters long and produces paper at a design speed of 1,200 meters per minute. This giant of a machine was built by machine-building specialists Voith who chose the Siemens Simatic PCS 7 process control system for the automation as a consistent, end-to-end solution for controlling and digitalizing the plant. The Sipaper Drives standard is used for the drive technology together with the Sipaper Safety Integrated package.
Comprehensive drive and electrification solution
Siemens is supplying approximately 200 distribution stations for the electrification, each with an output of around 120 megawatts. The plant also has nearly 500 multi-motor drives and low- and medium-voltage motors, as well as 750 Sinamics G120 and S120 converters. The Simocode motor management system, ET 200SP distributed I/O, and 3RW44 soft starters complete the design to ensure a total output of 160 megavolt amperes on the PM2.
High availability and economy
The Siemens automation solution installed by Voith provides Kipas with many benefits including an exceptionally high machine availability of 99 percent, uncomplicated, economical, and cost-effective inventory and spare parts management, comprehensive after-sales services, and rapid professional on-site support when required.