16 六月, 15:18
Metsä Board has ordered Valmet IQ quality control systems (QCS) for the new extrusion coating line to start in the first half of 2017 at its Husum mill in Sweden. This order follows the recent startup of Valmet IQ QCS on Husum's new BM1 board machine and off-line coater, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
The value of the order is not disclosed. Typically the order value of similar automation system deliveries is below Euro 1 million.
The delivery includes two scanners, the first measuring basis weight, moisture and caliper before coating with the second to measure and control the extrusion coating-thickness on both sides of the board. Additionally machine and cross direction controls are included in the delivery.
Extrusion coating thickness will be measured by a variant of the successful Valmet IR Coat Weight sensor with the patented technology offering a direct correlation to extrusion coat weight. The same sensor also makes a direct measurement of moisture.
Metsä Board is a leading European producer of folding boxboards and white linerboards made from fresh forest fibres.
Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries.