Ruchira Papers signs agreement for ABB Motion OneCare

A technology leader in electrification and automation, ABB India announced its service agreement with agro-waste paper manufacturer Ruchira Papers for its Motion OneCare solutions. The collaboration will enhance productivity by 13%, across all stages of the life cycle.

16 Jun 2023 | By Aditya Ghosalkar

In two years agreement with ABB, Ruchira Papers’ uptime has risen to 94.8%

Ruchira Papers manufactures printing, writing, and kraft paper from agricultural waste materials at its mill in Himachal Pradesh, around 200 km north of New Delhi, India.

Under the collaboration, ABB offers increased uptime and reduced production losses for the customer. These include preventive maintenance, on-site support during interruptions, technical support via remote visual guidance, spare parts inventory management, reconditioning, and modernisation services or replacement.

The agro-waste paper manufacturer increases uptime by 13% with ABB Motion OneCare services. The significantly increased uptime will help reduce production losses.

Given the advantages, the company entered into an ABB Motion OneCare service agreement where ABB has taken full responsibility for servicing around 55 ABB drives from all life-cycle stages.

Sandeep Kalsi, general manager - electrical department, Ruchira Papers said, “ABB provides timely, high-quality service under our agreement and has contributed to improved performance and increased revenues. We value their expertise and technology, so we have decided to extend our collaboration for at least three more years.”

Amit Gupta, president, ABB- Motion Services said, “Ruchira’s confidence in our ABB Motion OneCare contract was reinforced by the 13% increase in uptime. Our agreement provides greater value because it is having a 360-degree and comprehensive view of services to the customer. The trust that Ruchira papers placed in our agreement strengthened our strategy to serve the ever-expanding paper market.”

In the two years since the agreement went into effect, uptime has already risen to 94.8%, an increase of almost 13%. The goal is to continuously increase uptime while gradually modernising drives that are nearing the end of their life cycle.

ABB is a technology leader in electrification and automation, enabling a more sustainable and resource-efficient future. The company’s solutions connect engineering know-how and software to optimise how things are manufactured, moved, powered, and operated.

The manufacturers of kraft paper, and writing and printing paper, Ruchira Papers uses locally sourced agricultural waste materials. These comprise of sugarcane (bagasse), wheat straw, and wild grass create the fibres of our paper. The company boasts to be one of the lowest water consumption units; with its plant equipped with modern power and water conserving features.

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