Case Studies

Siemens Programming, Commissioning, Plant Start-Up, & Support for Paper & Pulp Processing Plant

Posted in HMI and SCADA, Manufacturing Automation and Intelligence, PLC Programming, Siemens PLC


DMC provided Siemens PLC and Siemens WinCC OA programming for a pulp processing plant in the paper and pulp processing industry. This included offline programming, commissioning, plant start-up, and ongoing support.


The customer chose DMC because of our Siemens platform expertise. DMC worked closely with the customer’s internal engineering team during development and with the client’s operators and maintenance staff during commissioning and startup. We developed functional requirements based on documentation provided by the customer. DMC also designed SCADA screens based off process P & IDs (process & instrumentation diagrams).  

This project had a very tight schedule and was a design/build project. DMC used a standard & flexible architecture to develop code rapidly and enabled fast responses to changes made in the field as they occurred. DMC is repeating the process at a second facility.

Customer Benefits

  • Customized open library objects to meet customer requirement 
  • Flexible architecture allowed process changes to be implemented quickly 
  • Able to provide remote support to keep facility running 24/7
  • Rapid development using open library objects 


  • Siemens S7-1500 PLCs
  • Siemens G120 Drives
  • IO-Link Motor Starters 
  • Siemens Industrial Thin Clients 
  • Apple iPads
  • TIA Portal V15
  • Multi-User Server
  • Siemens Open Library
  • Profinet