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Pulp and Paper

Pulp and paper

Industry Overview

Now more than ever, it is vital that pulp and paper companies choose supplier partners that understand their processes and offer a full range of solutions. 

At ABB, we understand that all electric motors and variable frequency drive products must perform reliably - at maximum efficiency - around the clock. We not only supply these products, but also work with customers to improve plant reliability and achieve sustainability goals in order for them to remain competitive and profitable.

Baldor-Reliance products are at work in environmental conditions that include everything from wind, dust and snow to extreme temperatures including tropical. Wherever the application, our extensive stock product lines are backed up by many years in custom-engineered solutions. This kind of flexibility allows us to meet the individual needs of any pulp and paper application, anytime... anywhere.


Expertise and wide product portfolio

Many pulp and paper mills have been in operation for a long time - and modern motors offer a lot of benefits in terms of process improvements, energy savings and reduced maintenance costs. Converting older DC motors to AC motors is made easy with Baldor-Reliance motors since we design conversions and upgrades with the installed base in mind. With over 100 years of experience, we will support your transition to select the right solutions and maximize mill performance and reliability.


Operational uptime

It's estimated that digitalization could make a significant impact in the pulp and paper industry - raising productivity, reducing waste, and keeping mills safe. ABB Ability Smart Sensors for motors for hazardous locations are designed for harsh environments and can transform your motors into smart, wirelessly connected devices. This will help mill operators extend equipment life, plan maintenance schedules and minimize unplanned downtime.
Energy efficiency

Energy efficiency and sustainability

Baldor-Reliance motors meet regulations for increased energy efficiency, reliability, uptime, longer machinery life and less maintenance. A motor that does not need to be replaced is a more sustainable solution to the environment. ABB brings deep experience to help pulp and paper facilities thrive during energy transitions that help to reduce carbon footprint.

Common applications

  • Cranes
  • Conveyor
  • Debarker
  • Chipper/cutter
  • Fans
  • Pumps
  • Presses
  • Dryers
  • Winders
  • Calendars
  • Packaging

Vertical segments

  • Wood handling
  • Pulping
  • Printing and paper making
  • Recycling