Dec 11, 2018
The new Valmet DNA User Interface takes situational awareness to a new level by offering significant information and highly visualized process data for any user group – from operators to the CEO – at any location.
Imagine being in a situation where you immediately need to know all the key performance indicators (KPIs) of your mill or plant, let’s say, to make an important decision. You can find this data scattered around in your plant or mill systems and reports, but you simply do not have time to gather it. You need the data right this minute!
This is where Valmet DNA User Interface comes in handy. Valmet has recently launched a new user interface as the first step towards the new nature of automation, in which an automation system turns increasing dataflow into meaningful information and increases dialogue with data.
Valmet DNA User Interface uses real-time and historical data already available in your Valmet DNA distributed control system and shows it to you in a highly visual format. It enables you to immediately see, for example, what is currently happening in your process, what the KPIs of your production processes are, or how your product quality is developing.
“The user interface provides essential, pre-analyzed information presented in an easy-to-interpret way,” explains Petri Tiihonen, Product Manager for Strategic Programs in the Automation business line at Valmet. “Based on our extensive process know-how in the pulp and paper and energy industries, we have been able to develop industry-specific dashboards, unlike any other supplier.”
”The Valmet DNA User Interface can be used in offices, control rooms or maintenance workshops – you name it. And they can be used mobile in any location – even on your own couch at home.”
Valmet DNA User Interface is based on existing Valmet DNA products and solutions and can be easily added to them. It collects data from DNA Process Controllers and DNA Historian and visualizes it for process or quality monitoring to provide real-time and recent historical data. This allows users to react to changing situations better and more quickly.
“The use of the new user interface is not limited to control rooms – far from it. It can be used static in meeting rooms, offices, corridors or maintenance workshops – you name it. And they can be used mobile in any location – even on your own couch at home,” Tiihonen points out.
Modern user experience principles played a central role in the application design of the dashboard concept. The information content and presentation format was chosen to respond to the tasks and challenges of different user groups and roles. In this way, the dashboards truly turn data into meaningful information for users.
It is possible to complement the Valmet DNA User Interface with Valmet Industrial Internet applications and services.
Valmet has launched dashboards for various applications. There is an alarm management dashboard suitable for all industries. For the paper, board, and tissue industries, Valmet provides a dashboard to monitor quality and production monitoring. For the energy industry, there is a dashboard for monitoring energy production and availability, as well as emissions and production efficiency. For the pulp industry, Valmet offers a dashboard for monitoring pulp production, and departmental and bale quality.
•Provides key performance indicators to different user roles in a plant
•Connects easily to existing system data
•Essential, pre-analyzed information clearly visible and easy to interpret
•Can be used with a mobile device without any installation
•Can be made available to any user group, from operators to the CEO
•Provides a starting page to drill down to more detailed reporting or analysis
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