Metsä Board has ordered Valmet IQ quality control systems (QCS) for the new extrusion coating line to start in the first half of 2017 at its Husum mill.
This order follows the recent startup of Valmet IQ QCS on Husum’s new BM1 board machine and off-line coater.
The order is included in Valmet’s second quarter 2016 orders received. The value of the order is not disclosed. Typically the order value of similar automation system deliveries is below EUR one million.
“The new quality control system, supplied by Valmet, will support our work at different production stages. In their daily work, the machine operators can monitor products using one single system and combine different views to guarantee efficient and consistent production,” says Kai Vikman, Vice President for Technology in Metsä Board.
“The delivery of the third quality control system to Husum is a significant opportunity to show again that Valmet can deliver a complete quality measurement and control system for both coated or uncoated qualities,” says Mikael Jonzon, Sales Manager for Valmet’s on-line quality management solution.
Technical details of the delivery
The delivery includes two scanners, the first measuring basis weight, moisture and caliper before coating with the second to measure and control the extrusion coating-thickness on both sides of the board. Additionally machine and cross direction controls are included in the delivery.
Extrusion coating thickness will be measured by a variant of the successful Valmet IR Coat Weight sensor with the patented technology offering a direct correlation to extrusion coat weight. The same sensor also makes a direct measurement of moisture.