Wood-based panel manufacturers eager to fast-track their success can visit DIEFFENBACHER at Indiawood 2024 in Bangalore, 22-26 Feb to learn about the smart plant concept CEBRO.
Using a holistic approach, CEBRO combines the digital platform EVORIS and advanced plant engineering with operational excellence and sustainability solutions.
EVORIS enables wood-based panel manufacturers to digitalise their production plant-wide and independent of make and manufacturer. With the help of artificial intelligence (AI), EVORIS apps support continuous monitoring, prediction and optimisation of production processes.
Comprehensive analyses of live data help plant operators better understand their plants and make important decisions more quickly. The results are higher plant availability, optimised board quality, fewer rejects, reduced use of wood, glue and other expensive raw materials, lower production and energy costs and CO2 emissions.
Pilot customer and development partner Swiss Krono is a strong advocate for EVORIS. “In our particleboard plant in Menznau, EVORIS has delivered stunning results. Within nine months the system was able to predict board quality reliably. Within a year, we were able to increase our productivity, substantially reduce glue consumption, avoid downtime and significantly improve the efficiency of the plant,” said Swiss Krono CEO Martin Brettenthaler.
Consequently, Swiss Krono also commissioned DIEFFENBACHER to retrofit EVORIS for its medium-density fibreboard (MDF) plant in Menznau.
CEBRO’s advanced plant engineering solutions, meanwhile, help customers create smart synergies within a plant. Intelligent heat recovery concepts, including reusing heat from the press and dryer exhaust air elsewhere in the production process, are one of many ideas to reduce energy costs and emissions and increase profit.
To help manufacturers achieve operational excellence, CEBRO uses a new forming station for particleboard production that improves board quality through increased spreading accuracy; the EVOsteam steam preheater, which increases capacity by up to 20%; and the new belt dryer, which is sustainable with its low thermal energy consumption. The use of low-calorific energy from waste heat also helps to save costs.
CEBRO also helps manufacturers find the right balance between economic and sustainability goals to build a better future for business and the environment.
Wood recycling solutions, which help free manufacturers from dependence on fresh wood supplies, are one way that DIEFFENBACHER supports economic success and sustainability. Others include smart environmental and new energy-generation technologies that save costs, cut emissions and reduce a plant’s carbon footprint.
“Our holistic approach, based on the four pillars of EVORIS, advanced plant engineering, operational excellence and sustainability, makes a CEBRO plant a truly smart one that can help wood-based panel manufacturers accelerate their success,” said Sachin Pendharkar, managing director of DIEFFENBACHER India. “CEBRO is not just for new plants, either. It can be applied to existing plants and achieve outstanding results.”
Greenpanel Industries and Greenlam South Limited have both recently ordered a CEBRO plant from DIEFFENBACHER. Commercial production at Greenlam’s new manufacturing facility in Andhra Pradesh is expected by Q4 FY2023/24. The start-up of Greenpanel’s new plant in Routhusuramala, also in Andhra Pradesh, is planned for summer 2024.
Another new DIEFFENBACHER plant for Merino Industries was recently successfully commissioned in Halol in the Indian state of Gujarat.
DIEFFENBACHER will be at Hall 4, Booth L112 of Indiawood 2024.