Retek – a paper mill based in Turkey – after purchasing the entire MC2 paper machine from the Pirinoli paper mill, assigned SAEL to rebuild the old DC drive. After more than 35 years of operation – in line with the DNA that SAEL has built in the field of making its products live as long as possible with a view to serving the end clients – with only the replacement of the old regulation cards of the drives and the PLC, SAEL to give the old system another life too.
The existing machine drives supplied by SAEL are still running on the original thirty years old main boards. In the early 90’s, both SAEL and the competitors were using two different boards to drive the motors: one for the AC and one for DC. In 2007 SAEL made a single board called “ONE” fit for both the applications – AC/DC-Reeborn.
The low demand, combined with the critical availability of the old electronic components pushed SAEL to develop a new release. In compliance to SAEL philosophy, the new boards are compatible with the existing Drives. This is a requirement of the principle that any newly developed product must be compatible with the old series and an important added value that SAEL offers to its customers. And in machine drive systems, only SAEL can do this.
SAEL has always been next to the technical team of Retek: “Together we are managing systems installed more than 35 years ago, offering assistance and spare parts as well. Thanks to our Reeborn dc system we gave another life to 55 years old drives. Our mission is to be closer to our clients, and this is what Retek, as much as the other important Paper Mill Groups, love too.” said Paolo Andrighetti of SAEL.
The scope of the supply includes the SAEL boards with the ONE series and the re-updating of all of the process automation which was originally managed by PLC S7 300, now to be managed by the S7 1500 series. The work carried out together with our Turkish service point ELKODA with which has undergone training for the end customer, has perfectly complied with all the new regulations, in addition to the considerable automations and the machine cycles carefully studied and perfected with the papermill management.