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H.D. Cyprus and D. Attwood. The installation of a computer on a fine paper machine. In Papermaking Systems and their Control, Trans. of the IVth Fund. Res. Symp. Oxford, 1969, (F. Bolam, ed.), pp 380–409, FRC, Manchester, 2018.


The paper examines the various stages in a project to implement control of a papermachine and its associated stock preparation plant using a digital computer. The project is looked at from the initial economic feasibility through to the commissioning and implementation stage.

A general description of the computer system and the control strategy employed is included. Particular mention is made of those aspects of the project not immediately associated with the control of the process, yet making important contributions to the whole system.

Reference is made to the more significant problems faced during the project, giving when possible indication of lessons learned for future applications.

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