Valmet at SuperCorrExpo 2016

New Valmet IQ quality management solutions for corrugators to be launched at SuperCorrExpo 2016.

Continuing recent successes with Valmet IQ quality management systems to warp control for multiply corrugated board production, Valmet has developed a totally new concept for quality oriented process control of corrugating machines.

Previously, a lack of suitable moisture sensors built for the tight confines of corrugating machines has resulted in corrugator control based on sheet temperatures. The corrugating process features up to ten drying and re-wetting cycles which, in addition to disturbances such a speed changes and raw material changes, increase variability and suboptimal process situations.

Valmet experience from paper machine processes has also shown that temperature measurements alone are not sufficient when controlling fiber based web processes and moisture measurements are needed to maximize productivity and decrease quality defects.

The Valmet IQ Corrugator control system can utilize steam and moisture profilers and scanning sensors developed for, and utilized over many years in the paper and board industry.

Product highlights on show in SuperCorrExpo

  • Valmet IQ Multipoint Moisture Measurement sensor, a key component in the new system
  • Valmet IQ Warp Measurement
  • Valmet IQ Moisturizer
  • Valmet IQ One-Sided Scanner

Valmet’s continuous development efforts, now extended to corrugating operations, promise to provide more innovation for future process and quality improvements.

Valmet IQ is quality management solution designed and built with the experience of thousands of system deliveries by Valmet over more than half a century. Designed for pulp, paper, board and tissue production, it is a customizable quality control, information and management solution that has been further developed to meet the needs of converting operations such as corrugated board and self adhesive laminate production.

We are now challenging the methods of traditional corrugator control with new technology, methods and concepts in an area that has previously been somewhat ignored by higher level automation. Our approach, which emphasizes the cost effectiveness of solutions, is being met with enthusiasm across the industry.”
Mikko Talonen, Business Manager