Release date: 2009-07-30

Burgo Group Aims at Increased Efficiency on Sora PM 1 with A New OnQ ModuleSteam Steambox

(PRZOOM - Press & Newswire) —  Heidenheim, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, 2009-07-30 - Voith Paper - Burgo Sora ordered an OnQ ModuleSteam steambox from Voith Paper Automation


Burgo Sora ordered an OnQ ModuleSteam steambox from Voith Paper Automation. With a steam width of 3,930 mm, the OnQ ModuleSteam steambox is going to be installed in the DuoSuction NipcoFlex press. Wood-free coated paper with a basis weight range of 90-130 g/m² is manufactured on the PM 1 in Sora, Italy. This steambox in the press section will allow for increases in dryness and an improved moisture profile.

In cooperation with Burgo Group's Technology and Investment department, Voith Paper experts, with their extensive process knowledge, determined the optimum working point for this application of the steambox. A key advantage of Voith’s proposal for Burgo was represented by the OnQ Profilmatic control software, whose control algorithms react optimally to a wide variety of process-specific factors. This way, the goal of the Burgo Group to design production as efficiently as possible will be met.

Voith Paper engineers have recently optimized the design of the OnQ ModuleSteam which uses an improved steam valve. OnQ ModuleSteam is therefore now an integral and leading part of the “Perfect Fit” portfolio of product solutions by Voith Paper Automation.

With 21 production lines in 13 paper mills the Burgo Group is at present the main producer of graphic paper in southern Europe. The Burgo Group has a capability to produce around 2,800,000 t/year of coated paper, base paper and newsprint. 85 percent of total output comprises the Group’s specialties of CWF (Coated Woodfree) and CMR (Coated Mechanical Reels) grades for magazines, catalogues, inserts and other commercial print products. The Sora paper mill was constructed in 1963 and is located on the banks of the river Fibreno. The plant is specialized in double and triple coated woodfree paper. The mill has received FSC and PEFC forest certifications.

Voith Paper ( is a division of Voith and one of the leading partners and groundbreakers in the paper industry. Through continuous innovations, Voith Paper is optimizing the papermaking process. Focus is on development of resource-saving products to reduce energy, water, and fiber consumption.

Voith is setting the standard in the paper, energy, mobility, and service markets. Established on January 1, 1867, Voith is now one of the largest family-owned businesses in Europe, with 40,000 employees, 4.2 billion euro (approx. USD 5.3 billion) in sales, and over 270 locations worldwide.

Voith is an official partner in the "Germany - Land of Ideas" initiative.


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