Valmet opens a Remote Diagnostics Center in Jyväskylä

Published Oct 10, 2000 00.00.00 +2 GMT

Valmet Corporation today opened a Remote Diagnostics Center in Jyväskylä specialized in the condition and process monitoring of pulp and paper production lines. The Center, utilizing latest applications of information technology, allows a quick analysis and solution of problem situations in production lines. The Center consists of a control room and associated support functions. The service is part of Metso's Future Care customer care concept.

In the initial stage, the Remote Diagnostics Center will offer problem solving and instant analysis assistance to contract customers. In conjunction with service agreements, the Center will also be a channel of systematic data collection and analysis. The services of the Remote Diagnostics Center may include condition monitoring and maintenance systems as well as production management and process information systems. In addition to customer mill systems, the Center can also be connected to customer's or Valmet's measuring equipment. Video connection and mobile technology allow the transfer of video or still images.

Advances in wireless data transfer will in the future open up opportunities for the development of new applications as part of the Center's services. Special attention has been paid to data integrity solutions of the Center.

Valmet is the world’s leading supplier of technology, systems, and equipment for the pulp, paper, converting, and paperboard industries. In 1999, Valmet’s net sales were EUR 1.7 billion, and it employs 10,600 persons.

Metso Corporation is a global supplier of process industry machinery and systems. In addition to fiber and paper technology, Metso’s business areas are automation and control technology and machinery. In 1999, the net sales of Metso Corporation were EUR 3.4 billion, and the personnel totaled approximately 23,000. Metso Corporation is listed on the Helsinki and New York Stock Exchanges.

For further information please contact: Kari Lauermaa Senior Vice President, Agreements and Mill Services Valmet Service Tel. +358 40 521 6543