Customer case:

QCS replacement boosts linerboard quality, productivity

If a new system can deliver a boost in quality and an increase in productivity or lower costs at the same time, it’s an ideal situation. That’s exactly what happened at Smurfit Kappa’s Ania board mill, when the mill replaced an aging system on BM3 with Valmet IQ.

Even moisture is so important and challenging nowadays, since new higher speed corrugating processes are more sensitive to moisture variation.”
Massimiliano Listi, Mill Director
Summary
Location Ponte all Ania, Italy
Customer challenge To improve CD moisture uniformity and increase sheet dryness.
Solution Valmet IQ scanner with basis weight and moisture sensors, Valmet IQ Steam Profiler, Valmet IQ Reporting graphical quality reporting package, microwave consistency transmitter
Results

Production rates up by 4%. Improved moisture uniformity, CD moisture profiles have been improved by over 60%. MD variability improved by 50%. Additional 1 to 1.5% dryness from an existing shoe press. More precise control. 

Keywords Board and paper, Rebuilds and upgrades, Europe

 

* Metso until April 1, 2015.

Quality control system (QCS)

Valmet IQ is the leading QCS for pulp, paper, board, and tissue. It includes the leading QCS, scanners, measurements, profilers, machine vision, and control applications.

Valmet IQ Profilers

Valmet IQ Profilers provide effective profile management for improved sheet uniformity, productivity, and runnability at all stages of the process.

Microwave Consistency Measurement, MCA

Valmet Microwave Consistency Measurement (Valmet MCA) is a reliable and accurate microwave total consistency measurement used to measure consistency independent of fiber length, freeness, wood species or blend.