SCA using more than 10 Voith digitalization, automation solutions to optimize production efficiency of its new XcelLine PM 2 at Obbola site that was commissioned last year; PM produces 725,000 tons/year of kraftliner with basis weights between 100-200 gsm

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June 6, 2023 (press release) –

  • SCA uses digitalization and automation solutions from the Papermaking 4.0 portfolio of Voith and BTG across the entire paper machine
  • In addition, Voith works closely with SCA after installation as part of an Efficiency Partnership
  • Solutions lead to significant resource savings in paper production

OBBOLA/HEIDENHEIM. SCA is successfully utilizing Voith's digital and automation solutions with the aim of optimizing the production efficiency of its new XcelLine PM 2. Last year, the leading full-line supplier Voith successfully commissioned the paper machine at its Obbola site. The high-performance machine produces 725,000 tons of kraftliner annually with basis weights between 100 and 200 gsm and has a design speed of 1,400 meters per minute.

To achieve its goals, SCA is using more than 10 innovative digitalization and automation solutions across the entire paper machine from the Papermaking 4.0 portfolio of Voith and its subsidiary. For example, solutions from the OnEfficiency family help increase line efficiency and stabilize product and process quality. The increased efficiency also contributes to more sustainable and resource-saving paper production. SCA also uses applications from the OnCare family to monitor productivity and take optimization measures quickly. Machine availability is further increased by digital services such as the OnCall.Video remote maintenance service. The Voith Paper Webshop enables fast ordering of spare and wear parts as well as services. The digital portfolio is made available on Voith’s IIoT dataPARC cloud platform, which is characterized by the highest security standards.

SCA has also signed a long-term service agreement with Voith subsidiary BTG for process control. BTG's Lifecycle program ensures optimal consistency accuracy and control by providing preventive maintenance services for the entire consistency sensors install base, including regular calibration and routine checks. BTG Field Service Engineers assist in the planning, implementation and coordination of the various maintenance services, maximizing machine uptime and stability while maintaining SCA's high safety standards.

The collaboration with SCA is long-term and is particularly evident through the Efficiency Partnership. Throughout the process, the teams work closely together to ensure that the solutions are used optimally.


The core of SCA’s business is the growing forest, Europe’s largest private forest holding. Around this unique resource, we have built a well-developed value chain based on renewable raw material from our own and others’ forests. We offer packaging paper, pulp, wood products, renewable energy, services for forest owners and efficient transport solutions. 2022 the forest products company SCA had approximately 3,300 employees and sales amounted to approximately SEK 21 bn. SCA was founded in 1929 and has its headquarters in Sundsvall, Sweden. More information at

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