A domestically made Glassine papermaking machine in China will soon have a fully integrated automation system.

ABB, with global headquarters in Zurich, will provide the system to Beijing’s Minfeng Special Paper Co. Ltd., to help the production line achieve full process control, from making paper pulp to producing finished rolls of paper, along with quality control.

Using its System 800xA, ABB will integrate three systems - distributed control, quality control and web-imaging - into the papermaking machine to achieve equipment sharing between sub-systems. The centralized intelligent control of the sub-systems will provide improved product quality and decreased manpower and material resource usage, says ABB.