Palm Group has selected BTG’s dataPARC™ data historian, analytics, and visualization software to support operations excellence for their five paper mill sites across Europe. dataPARC spans all unit operations in the mills, including recycled paper and board machines, de-ink plants, stock preparation, effluent treatment, waste paper separation plant, and CHP (Combined Heat & Power) plants.
dataPARC allows Palm Group to improve decision-making and troubleshooting capabilities with real-time data analytical and visualization tools. Paper industry specific applications like live Performance Scorecards, process centerlining, grade run filtering, SPC/SQC, control loop performance monitoring, and quality prediction based on advanced multi-variate statistical models, all provide a flexible and intuitive platform for both historical and real-time analysis. These practical and innovative software solutions build the basis for information sharing across all sites, promote continuous improvement, and will increase and sustain overall equipment effectiveness, while focusing on energy efficiency and sustainability.
In Germany, dataPARC is registered with the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, as a software application to support ISO 50001, the international standard for Energy Management Systems (EnMS).
The Palm Group
Palm is one of the leading companies in the European paper industry. The Palm Group is divided into Papierfabrik Palm with its 5 paper mills for the manufacture of paper and Palm Packaging Group with 28 plants for the manufacture of corrugated board. The third pillar of Palm operations, which encompasses the purchasing of raw materials for all their papers and corrugated boards made from 100% recycled paper are joined under the umbrella of Palm Recycling, consisting of two recycling companies.
In all these areas the Palm name stands for exceptional product quality, innovative development of production and processes, close customer relationships and reliable customer care and service.