Following a successful trial, DS Smith has adopted Trimble’s powerful data mining platform, Wedge, at our paper mill in Kemsley in Kent - the largest mill for recycled papers in the UK.
The online system, Wedge, has helped the Kemsley mill deliver a more consistent and higher-performing production process and ultimately an improved product through its advanced data visualisation and manipulation tools.
Wedge has also gone live at our Viana mill in Portugal and will be rolled out at the Witzenhausen and Aschaffenburg mills in Germany in the coming months – creating a network of connected mills across Europe all using the same software.
Thousands of data-points are collected, analysed and stored every second at our paper mills and so accuracy of information and speed of access are integral to the business’s technicians and engineers to make informed operational decisions.
With our paper mills running continuously for days at high output rates, maintaining stability while detecting and solving potential problems quickly is critical to ensuring production runs efficiently and uninterrupted. Wedge will support the mills by helping to drive fast and accurate decision-making, increased connectivity and improved efficiency.