Klabin Selects Motorola Solutions To Build Forest Radio Communication System

Date:Feb 21, 2020


On February 19, 2020, Motorola Solutions established a MOTOTRBO digital radio system for Brazilian paper producer Klabin in the Puma and Monte Alegre plants in the forests of Paran√°, Brazil, to monitor resources and communications.

Klabin has 17 forests in Brazil and Argentina, with 239,000 hectares of pine and eucalyptus groves and 216,000 hectares of natural forest reserves.

To connect the forest area with the command center, a Linked Capacity Plus system with SLR5100 and DGR6175 repeaters was installed on 6 signal base stations at the company's plant. The machinery (heavy equipment, trucks, etc.) used in the company's forestry business is equipped with DGM8000 and DGM8500 mobile radios, and ground personnel use DGP8550e and DGP5050 handheld radios. In total, more than 700 radios have been deployed with clear, instant audio communication and precise GPS positioning. The built-in SpeedTRUCK and SpeedDATA software and TRBOnet PLUS solution allow distribution and recording of communications across the company's entire network.

"The digital communication system developed by Motorola Solutions is reliable and cost-effective, giving us the possibility of data transmission," said Lucas Vinicius dos Santos, project leader at Klabin.

The system is used to monitor 300 trucks and 30 cranes in forestry operations. 300.000 GPS positioning points are generated every day and stored in the computer, and 380.000 calls are made every month. This data enables Klabin to perform data analysis and optimize truck routes and crane distribution. Can help reduce fuel and maintenance costs and maximize productivity.motorola_klabin_forest_radio_stationmotorola_klabin_forest_radio_station

From a security perspective, the system can provide precise GPS positioning coordinates, allowing the company to respond quickly to any emergency, including locations not covered by cell phone services.

Santos explained that Klabin plans to use the new software in the future. The technology developed by Motorola Solutions offers Klabin a choice. Through data transmission, we can use telemetry in machinery, integrate devices such as mobile phones and improve work efficiency. Digital radio has changed this field. We place software for developing computers in machinery in the forest, giving us real-time information. "