The ANDRITZ Wood Processing product group and Roima have agreed to cooperate in connection with the delivery of the autonomous crane software module. In the past, the companies have collaborated at ANDRITZ’s Finnish machine shops. The project that has now been launched will enable us to expand cooperation globally.
The first delivery will be made in Finland. The cranes delivered to the end customer are the world’s first autonomous logyard cranes. They utilize the latest AI technologies that enable optimized log handling, minimization of raw material waste and environmentally friendly operation. Roima is one of the suppliers in a broader cooperation network that enables a revolutionary overall solution.
Roima’s share of the total solution covers the management and optimization of the crane’s tasks. Roima delivers functionalities based on its FidaWare product, which is a comprehensive solution for managing material flows. Roima FidaWare is used by dozens of companies in both logistics and industrial sectors.
“We were looking for a fully integrated solution for crane control and chose Roima’s solution as a more suitable option. The key selection criteria was the flexibility of both the FidaWare solution and Roima to enable a new kind of crane concept.”
– Ilkka Manninen, Director, Logyard Crane Business
“We were looking for a fully integrated solution for crane control and chose Roima’s solution as a more suitable option,” says Ilkka Manninen, Director, Logyard Crane Business. “The key selection criteria was the flexibility of both the FidaWare solution and Roima to enable a new kind of crane concept,” he continues.
Tommi Nylander, Director of Logistics at Roima, shares the same view: “I believe that our solution was the most suitable option for ANDRITZ’s needs and I see the possibility of long-term successful cooperation in the supply of autonomous logyard cranes”.
“I believe that our solution was the most suitable option for ANDRITZ’s needs and I see the possibility of long-term successful cooperation in the supply of autonomous logyard cranes.”
– Tommi Nylander, Director of Logistics, Roima
The companies’ common goal is to continue delivering autonomous cranes after the Kemi bioproduct mill to new customers and at the same time to develop the crane’s capabilities further.
International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems and services for the pulp and paper industry, the hydropower sector, the metals processing and forming industry, pumps, solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, as well as animal feed and biomass pelleting. The global product and service portfolio is rounded off with plants for power generation, recycling, the production of nonwovens and panelboard, as well as automation and digital solutions offered under the brand name of Metris. The publicly listed group today has around 27,800 employees and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries.
ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER
ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper provides sustainable technology, automation, and service solutions for the production of all types of pulp, paper, board and tissue. The technologies and services focus on maximum utilization of raw materials, increased production efficiency, lower overall operating costs as well as innovative decarbonization strategies and autonomous plant operation. Boilers for power generation, flue gas cleaning systems, various nonwoven technologies, panelboard (MDF) production systems, as well as recycling and shredding solutions for numerous waste materials also form a part of this business area. State-of-the-art IIoT technologies as part of Metris digitalization solutions complete the comprehensive product offering.
More about ANDRITZ: https://www.andritz.com/