Machine automation services

Valmet's machine automation services for board and paper

Valmet’s paper automation services offer paper and board makers with unique automation expertise that goes beyond just technical know-how. The services integrate safety, processes, and machinery for improved control and higher reliability.

Automation solutions for several platforms

Our automation solutions include studies, upgrades, replacements, process improvements, and integrated projects. Valmet’s paper automation services provide problem-solving support for a number of different automation platforms, always according to customer needs. 

Why choose Valmet's machine automation services?


  • Increased availability and reliability
  • Access to profound machine and process expertise, including hydraulics and lubrication
  • State-of-the-art technology
  • Problem-solving solutions for a variety of automation platforms
  • Experience from a large installed machine base
  • Remote and after-sales support
  • High dedication to project management and start-ups

Automation study

The automation study identifies the level and performance of existing machine automation.

Paper and board machine automation upgrades and replacements 

The runnability of machines and the availability of automation equipment can be improved through upgrades, extensions, or replacements of PLCs, HMIs, PCs, black boxes, and machine controls. Obsolete components and electronics are replaced with up-to-date technology.

  • Arcos oscillator upgrade
  • Embedded I/O card (EIO) upgrade
  • Hydraulic valve upgrade
  • Machine control system (MCS) upgrade
  • Moog PSC2 controller upgrade
  • Non-Valmet zone-controlled roll control upgrade
  • PosiEdge to Valmet Ultrasonic Fabric Control8 upgrade
  • Valmet Shoe Press quick unloading solutions
  • Valmet Suction Roll Seal Strip Control upgrade
  • Valmet SymZS Nip Roll optimization PC upgrade

Process and production optimization 

Automation hardware and software, such as web break detectors, pick-up sequence improvements, and measurement systems, enable better process handling and improved runnability.

  • Valmet Shoe Press Delamination Detector – measuring system for shoe press sleeve delamination
  • Valmet Return Oil Particle Analyzer – measuring system for detecting metal particles in the oil
  • Valmet Compact Hydraulics – precise nip loading control
  • Dynamic felt oscillation – ensures a homogenous press felt surface in the sheet area
  • Pick-up sequence improvement – improves web transfer to press section
  • Dynamic Diagrams – dynamic hydraulic and pneumatic diagrams for fast troubleshooting
  • Valmet Break Detector Far– detector especially for sizer area
  • Valmet Break Detector Cross– detects break from free draw
  • Valmet Break Detector Pocket detects break from the roll surface
  • Valmet Press Nip Loading System – nip loading system modernization for deflection-compensated Sym/CC rolls
  • Valmet Release Point Detector – center roll sheet release point measurement
  • Sheet moisture measurement
  • Valmet Oil Lubrication System T – optimized lubrication oil flow
  • Valmet Ultrasonic Fabric Control – non-contacting fabric positioning solution

Integrated projects

Automation modifications and upgrades together with machine improvements or relocations are always implemented according to customer needs. Integrated automation projects vary from individual components or principle drawings to full-scope automation deliveries of entire machine section rebuilds.