Solutions for the Pulp and Paper Industry

Flexibility, reliability, and safety for a fast-changing market

Solutions for the Pulp and Paper Industry

Predictable success in the pulp and paper industry

The pulp and paper industry is facing major changes and increasingly fierce competition. On the one hand, demand for more customised and sustainable products is increasing; on the other hand, higher costs for feedstock, labour, and energy require an increase in production efficiency. In addition, many processes are influenced by increasingly stringent environmental and safety standards. Weidmüller offers innovative automation and connectivity solutions for the pulp and paper industry. In this way, we help operators, users, OEMs, and control experts to sustain their position in this challenging environment.

Our benefits for the pulp and paper industry



Unrivaled knowledge in the supply of customised hazardous area solutions.



Securing power, signal, and data transmission for maximum plant availability and efficiency in the system.



From IOT to Analytics software and services to robust and secure site monitoring over remote and local diagnostics to secure networks to the cloud.



Comprehensive certification solutions such as G3 coating, SIL3, Atex, UL&CSA, IECEx, and GOST.



Universal conversion platforms for legacy DCS migration solutions for signal packing, marshalling, and distribution.



Full product, application and engineering services support.

Your challenges - our answer:

Pulp – Cooking and digestion

Continuous measurement of temperature, pressure, and flow during cooking, separation, blowing, and recovery processes is critical to product quality. Klippon® Connect terminal blocks from Weidmüller, in conjunction with a comprehensive range of processors, RIO, and individual transducers, ensure high availability and accuracy of data and signal connections.

Pulp – Oxygen delignification and bleaching

During the multi-stage delignification and bleaching process, a number of pumps, mixers, retention systems, and scrubbers work closely together to achieve the desired brightness, viscosity, pulp consistency, and fibre strength. During this process, many sensors, actuators, and other control elements must work in harmony. At the same time, high data accuracy and reliability must be ensured. Our extensive range of signalling, networking, and protection products grants operators and installers maximum safety and application flexibility. Our after-sales service and technical service ensure perfect support in day-to-day operations.

Pulp - Monitoring

Throughout the pulping process, solutions from Weidmüller enable reliable remote monitoring of all production steps. From cooking and screening to washing, delignification, and bleaching. Here, Weidmüller's U-Mation, Remote I/O and Wireless Industrial Ethernet platforms are used, for example, to monitor pulp pH values, flue gases, and waste water.

Paper manufacturing - Customised production

While demand for traditional graphic papers is declining, customised packaging and tissues are increasingly in demand. The changing requirements necessitate an upgrade of the control systems and increase the need for automated systems. Migration solutions from Weidmüller simplify and accelerate the upgrade process. They enable fast and reliable upgrades to the latest PLC and control systems – for maximum cost efficiency with minimum downtime.

Paper manufacturing – Production errors

Whether you are an operator or an original equipment manufacturer, it is essential to avoid errors such as web breaks, wrinkles, slippage, paper faults, or emergency stops during the production process. Weidmüller's U-Link software solution enables reliable communication of network-capable components such as RIO systems, power supplies, and analogue signal conditioners. Reliable communication with all system components is achieved, resulting in improved fault detection and better control over the entire production line.

Pulp and Paper – Energy monitoring and analysis

Implementing solutions for energy measurement, monitoring and IoT analytics can significantly contribute to reducing energy consumption in pulp and paper production. Weidmüller has an extensive range of software solutions for industrial analytics that can be specifically combined with energy management systems and measuring devices. They serve as the basis for developing turnkey solutions for your specific monitoring and analysis requirements.

Product highlights for pulp and paper

PROtop - the high-end power supply

Superior, future-proof, and sustainable: The high-end power supply for the highest demands of Industry 4.0

A permanent supply in any environment: 24/7 installations require a particularly reliable power supply that can withstand harsh environmental conditions. Condition monitoring for targeted, preventive maintenance is therefore becoming increasingly important. PROtop combines highest efficiency and compact housings with high durability and direct parallel connection, without diode modules.

This reduces costs and creates space in the control cabinet. Due to the powerful DCL technology, even difficult loads - motors, for instance - are operated smoothly, while circuit breakers are triggered reliably. This excellent communication capability allows permanent condition monitoring and full integration with control systems.

PROtop - the high-end power supply
Your special advantages
  • Safe triggering of circuit breakers due to DCL
  • High energy reserves for powerful engine starts due to DCL
  • Highest efficiency and very long lifetime
  • Extremely space-saving design
  • Integrated O-Ring MOSFETs for redundancy or parallel operation
  • Future-proof due to optional communication modules

Klippon® Connect terminal blocks

Our solution for time-savings in planning, project planning, faultless wiring, and faster marking operations.

Increasingly complex production processes and technological leaps consistent with Industry 4.0 call for new solutions for more efficient panel building. With Klippon® Connect you will successfully master all demands of today and tomorrow: Tailored application products, universal terminal blocks and process-supporting services offer the right solution for every concept. You already know what you are looking for? Then use our short-cuts. Or get more detailled information below.

Klippon® Connect terminal blocks
Your benefits at a glance
  • Support for power and signal marshalling requirements
  • Wide range of product approvals
  • Excellent protection

More products for pulp and paper

Simplify your planning process

Explore engineering software Weidmüller Configurator (WMC) - free download

The control cabinet is the control centre for constantly evolving machines and production cells. Through early integration in the planning process, Weidmüller engineering solutions simplify your product development.

Reasons for our Weidmüller Configurator (WMC)

Reasons for our Weidmüller Configurator (WMC)

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Proven configuration designs in real 3D
The integrated plausibility and collision check with the complete digital documentation ensures that you can rely 100% on your configuration

Seamless E-CAD Integration
Integrated interfaces enable the simple exchange ofproduct data between the WMC and all common engineering tools, such as Zuken E³ or EPLAN Electric P8.

Interfaces for automated production
For further assembly, labelling with M-Print® PRO and cabling, the WMC provides all the digital information required for complete process automation. This enables us to provide Fast Delivery Service

Data based on industry standard ECLASS
Use digital product information based on the ECLASS advanced standard: high quality and future-proof.



From the idea to the finished solution

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