Working safety and usability
Safe working conditions for all paper mill employees
Valmet's working environment improvements aim to ensure safe working conditions for all paper mill employees. A healthy and pleasant workplace is not only important for the well-being of employees, but it also improves their motivation and commitment, and consequently their productivity. All our products are engineered to meet applicable national and local safety standards.
Cleaner air, less noise, safe operations
Safety and usability play an important role in Valmet’s innovative paper and board manufacturing line engineering. Our working environment improvements consist of such items as dust and humidity control and indoor noise reduction solutions for cleaner and healthier machine hall air. The user-friendly engineering and innovative solutions further improve operator safety and thereby help to make machine maintenance and cleaning easier and more efficient.
One excellent example of working environment improvements is the design of our new modular OptiConcept M paper and board machine, which emphasizes usability, safety, and a good working environment. These are achieved through such features as new walkway configurations, access ways through the machine, integrated automation towers, handy mobile equipment, and an innovative fabric insertion unit.
The human and the paper machine
When Valmet develops future paper machine solutions, the focus is on how people feel about using the system as much as it is on performance. Valmet has been systematically focusing on industrial design and usability and user experience (UX) of paper machines for several years.
Innovations add safety and usability
The safer a machine is to operate, the fewer accidents there will be. The more usable it is, the more it will produce. Safety and usability play an increasingly important role in Valmet’s innovative paper and board manufacturing line engineering today.
Efficiency through living and breathing safety
Safety was the driving force behind modernizing a paper machine for Stora Enso in Finland. To ensure mills safety performance, Valmet delivered safer winder and transfer rails from reel to winder, and measurements and controls for the BM5.
Safety and efficiency through total tail control
An unreliable and slow manual tail threading process can cause costly downtime for many production lines, and can also compromise operator safety. Upgrade the process by evaluating the current situation and finding the best solutions.
New evolution press walkways improve safety and productivity
Safety comes first, a safe working environment is always a prioritized target we and our customers are aiming at. Visy Pulp and Paper Tumut mill BM10 decided to take their felt change system to next level, to improve safety-at-work and increase production efficiency.