Papelera Ecker now has eyes into the machine
Papelera Ecker is a small integrated paper mill producing 100% recycled paper. Production concentrates on packaging papers including white and brown liner, and fluting medium, from recycled paper pulped onsite. The mill, originally built in 1967, has seen many improvements since the Garcia family took it over in 1993. One of these was the Valmet IQ quality control system (QCS) supplied by Valmet in August 2013. Valmet IQ replaced a competitor’s QCS which, although only a few years old, was not providing the measurement accuracy that the mill needed for the production of quality packaging paper.
Existing QCS did not provide needed measurement accuracy.
Poor confidence with existing basis weight and moisture control.
|Solution||Valmet IQ quality control system, new scanner and basis weight and moisture sensors|
Operators now trust the QCS
5% production rate increase
Better moisture profiles
|Keywords||Automation, Improvements, Europe|