Market: Machinery and Equipment
Posted January 24, 2017
Valmet has introduced a completely renewed version of its Valmet IQ Web Monitoring System, which is an integral element of the Valmet IQ Process and Quality Vision System. The web monitoring system is now more compact in size. Its enhanced features provide pulp and papermakers with higher-quality images than before for analysis purposes, enabling them to take virtually instantaneous corrective measures. These features maximize production line efficiency and product quality."We have made major changes to our web monitoring system when it comes to its camera, LED light and system structure. These improvements enable papermakers to focus faster on specific web problems and avoid profitability losses," says Aki Torvinen, Business Manager, Machine Vision, Automation Business Line, Valmet.The Valmet IQ Web Monitoring System is one of the two elements of the Valmet IQ Process and Quality Vision (PQV) System, a comprehensive machine vision solution. The other element in the PQV system that Valmet launched in 2015 is the Valmet IQ Web Inspection System.The Valmet IQ Web Monitoring System records video images of the crucial events in the process, such as web breaks, tail feeding and defects triggered by the IQ Web Inspection System. Recorded images are available for playback, enabling operators to quickly find the origin of the event and correct the problem. This shortens downtime after breaks and improves runnability. Optimized machine efficiency delivers fast payback on investment.Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries.