Valmet introduces IQ Speed Booster application to corrugators for optimum productivity and quality

Valmet Oyj’s trade press release on October 12, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. EET

Valmet expands its offering for corrugator box plants and will launch a new Valmet IQ Speed Booster application at FEFCO Technical Seminar 2021 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The application complements Valmet’s quality management control concept to corrugators and maximizes production efficiency with ensured quality for corrugator board.

“With Valmet IQ Speed Booster, we can offer corrugated board manufacturers a new fully automated tool to maximize production rate and total output of the box plant. The new application is developed to work seamlessly with Valmet IQ corrugator close loop quality control system, which is widely used across the world. It takes care of corrugated board quality by using online measurements while boosting the speed. That makes it unique in corrugated board industry,” says Mikko Talonen, Business Manager, Automation, Valmet.

Valmet IQ Speed Booster to corrugators can be installed in the corrugators which are equipped with Valmet IQ Quality control system. The application monitors automatically corrugated board manufacturing process and boosts production speed if online quality measurement and control actuators allow the speed change.

A comprehensive quality management solution to corrugators

Valmet IQ Speed Booster application is part of the Valmet IQ quality management solution, which consists of all the devices and applications needed to control and optimize both process performance and end-product quality. Valmet IQ ensures optimal quality for over 2,000 pulp, tissue, board, paper, and paper & board converting production mills around the world.

Valmet IQ quality management solution for corrugated board production is developed together with the customers and is based on strong process know-how and extensive expertise of online measurement and close loop controls. The solution features a wide range of online quality measurements such as moisture, temperature and warp to get accurate and fast information from the process which helps detect quality defects and identify their root causes. The solution also includes a water spray system to control warp and moisture levels, as well as truly close loop controls for corrugator wet-end and dry-end.

Information about the FEFCO Technical Seminar

Valmet IQ Speed Booster application will be introduced at FEFCO Technical Seminar in Copenhagen, Denmark in 22−24.10.2021. FEFCO's Technical Seminar is a conference and trade show for the European corrugated industry. Valmet will be exhibiting at stand 95, hall A.

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For further information, please contact:
Mikko Talonen, Business Manager, Automation business line, Valmet, tel. +358 50 598 9873

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers. 

Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.   

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