Dec. 8, 2022 - Valmet will supply a complete automation solution to Melitta Europa for its paper mill in Minden, Germany. The order includes Valmet's distributed control system (Valmet DNA DCS/MCS), a Valmet IQ Quality Control System and a Valmet IQ Web Inspection System.
According to Valmet, the new automation system will replace the aging system currently in use in the plant.
"This is a very exciting opportunity for us to work with Melitta. The group was looking for an integrated solution, and our latest technology, quality control solutions in particular, made the difference," said Martin Grundmann, Area Sales Manager, Automation Systems, Valmet, Germany.
The fully integrated solution with Valmet's latest automation technology will enable Melitta to efficiently optimize production and ensure optimal quality.
Eduard Pertsch, Technical Manager, Melitta Minden, explained, "We selected Valmet's solution because having a complete package for the DCS, QCS, and web inspection was a key factor when considering our upgrade project. Valmet's automation solution is well known throughout the pulp and paper industry, and Valmet has a lot of experience of paper processes."
The delivery includes a Valmet DNA control system with around 3.500 I/O, new drive controls, a Valmet IQ Quality Control System and a Valmet IQ Web Inspection solution with a target stop application.
The Valmet IQ Quality Control System (QCS) will be supplied including scanners, related measurements, and state-of-the-art multivariable MD (Machine Direction) and CD (Cross Direction) controls to provide accurate and stable sheet quality in demanding machine conditions, improving paper quality and efficiency while reducing costs. Valmet IQ Web Inspection System improves web quality thanks to accurate and reliable defect detection and pro-active quality management.
The installation will take place in the summer 2023.
Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. The company's technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. To learn more, visit: www.valmet.com.
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