In an increasingly competitive market, where brands begin to seek countermeasures to the phenomenon of off-the-shelf premiumization, and with the price of pulp steadily increasing, Fabio Perini consolidates its role of all-round business partner thanks to the new dimension of Industry 4.0. “In this sensitive situation, Fabio Perini S.p.A. – Gianfranco Agnusdei, Global Customer Service Director of Fabio Perini S.p.A. comments – wishes to offer its customers a service aimed at increasing the efficiency of their equipment, thus increasing the systems productivity and reducing operational costs”.
Based on this philosophy, Fabio Perini S.p.A. has developed Digital Tissue™, its interpretation of Industry 4.0 with all the new solutions needed to create smart factories, allowing not only maximization of the efficiency of production lines and of the overall plant, but most of all capable of making the man-machine interaction easy and intuitive, therefore increasing safety and production quality.
Smart machines’ can analyze the characteristics of the paper and of the final product and modify their own settings, so as to keep the process consistent, thus reducing the variability of the final product.
“Up to now the operator – Agnusdei continues – was the one who ‘felt’ and ‘knew’ how to correct the machine parameters during production. Today Fabio Perini S.p.A. can supply personalized solutions able to interpret parameters and correct them accordingly, thus increasing the system efficiency. The innovative technology of our lines, in addition to reducing the operational cost of converting, contributed reducing the cost of fiber per roll produced”. Until now, the Digital Tissue™ value proposition was only addressed to new installations, while today this suite of digital solutions can be implemented as well on the already installed base of all Fabio Perini customers.