Siemens Energy PCS 7 SIPAPER DCS Workshop

As part of the course module Automation taught by Dr. T. Kleemann, the students of the Master’s degree course in Paper Technology visited Siemens Energy in Erlangen on a 3-day excursion. The focus of the trip was a workshop that introduces the Siemens Energy PCS 7 SIPAPER DCS for the paper industry. However, the excursion also featured a visit to the Siemens Energy transformer production plant in Erlangen and culinary delights in the evening.

A more detailed report may be found here.

Packwise: a digital IoT start-up in the paper industry

Packwise GmbH is a young digital start-up company that is active in the paper industry, among others. They are a perfect example of a company that was founded based on the concepts of digitalisation and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Their signature product is a small networked sensor package that can be attached to rigid industrial tanks, so called IBC tanks, to monitor them in transit or on-site.

Packwise kindly accepted the invitation by Dr. T. Kleemann to speak to his automation class, to introduce themselves as a start-up company and to showcase their IoT solution. More details can be found on his website.

Andritz Automation Day 2021

International technology group Andritz offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems and services for the pulp and paper industry. The publicly listed group has around 26,800 employees and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries.

ANDRITZ Automation covers the entire project life cycle of the plant and with the Metris technology brand, ANDRITZ Automation offers a wide range of digitization products that customers can use individually and in combinations for their own essential and sustainable benefit. The division has around 2,000 employees and is active in over 100 locations.

The ANDRITZ Automation division kindly collaborated with Dr. Tobias Kleemann (Hochschule München) to organize an entire day of educational online seminars for his students in the automation course module.

The full report on the educational ANDRITZ Automation Day 2021 can be found on his website.

Graduation Ceremony 2021

Mr. Jacob Friedl won the Andritz price for the best Bachelor basic studies.
Mr. Jelle Schuivens received the Palm Award for the best Master degree.

At the end of the summer semester 2021, the graduates of the German Bachelor study course “Verfahrenstechnik Papier und Biofasern” (translation: Paper Technology and bio-fibres) and of the English Master study course in “Paper Technology”, took their leave from the Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences.

Due to the COVID restrictions the usual annual ceremony could not be held. This typically consists of festivities that includes family members and invited guests from industry. However, it was important to us to recognise the graduation of our students. Therefore, a cordial meeting in one of Munich’s famous beer gardens was organised instead.


ABB · Pulp & Paper Truck Virtual Tour 2021

ABB Pulp and Paper Truck

The company ABB has fitted out a massive truck with high-tech systems for the pulp and paper industry. This truck is enormous and showcases some really advanced technologies. It is their version of a mobile exhibition booth. The truck is usually on a tour through Europe, but Mr. Tobias Kleemann was able to organise a last minute virtual tour for his students in the Paper Technology master’s programme at the Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences. Read the entire announcement and find out more.

Siemens Energy · Online Workshop 2021

As part of the automation course taught by Mr. Tobias Kleemann, students from the Paper Technology Master’s programme of the Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences, have successfully completed the Siemens SIPAPER DCS online workshop 2021. With the SIMATIC PCS 7 training and the SIPAPER DCS APL overview the audience gained valuable experience in basic programming, software implementation, hardware configuration and plant layout in the PCS 7 system. Siemens PCS 7 or similar control systems are in use in all modern paper mills or power plants. Click here for the complete article.