BW Papersystems unveiled the second-generation Falcon, a folio-sized sheeter for paper mills. The Falcon is designed to handle various paper board grades and market-required sizes with full-speed, continuous discharge sheeter features. This machine combines components like Jagenberg winders, E.C.H. Will stackers, Bielomatik paper technology and Marquip knife control, delivering high levels of folio-sized cut quality, cleanliness and accuracy, with a production speed of up to 350 meters per minute.
In 2020, BW Papersystems centralized the control and automation functions for the upgraded Falcon II, simplifying its operation and enhancing efficiency. The company transitioned from traditional pushbuttons to Siemens Sirius Act smart buttons connected by Profinet, streamlining the Falcon's production process and significantly reducing assembly time and cost savings.
Profinet was chosen as the network for the Falcon due to its versatility, allowing all devices, including pushbuttons, to be monitored and diagnosed on a single network. The integration of components through Siemens TIA Portal engineering software has further simplified operations, reduced engineering time and enhanced commissioning.
Learn more about the second-generation Falcon and its relevance to controls engineers at machine builders in this article from partner publication Automation World.