Valmet will supply two Valmet IQ Moisturizer systems to SAICA’s corrugated board converting plants in El Prat, Spain, and Beaulac, France.
By installing Valmet‘s advanced moisturizing technology in their corrugators, SAICA’s plants will be able to reduce corrugated board warping and consequently reduce waste and improve productivity in their converting processes.
The order was included in Valmet’s first quarter 2016 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. A moisturizer is usually valued below EUR 1 million. The deliveries will take place during the third quarter of 2016.
“After many years of successful experiences working together with Valmet’s automation solutions on paper production, Saica Group celebrates Valmet movement towards the introduction of automation technology on corrugators to ensure board quality as well as line production efficiency. The collaboration of the two companies’ innovation technology teams is resulting on reliable control systems working on line and this order is a proof of our satisfaction,” says Federico Asensio, Saica Group, Director, R&D and innovation.
“Entering paper and board converting with the Valmet IQ quality control solutions is one of Valmet’s growth initiatives. We have earlier supplied a moisturizer system to SAICA’s converting plant in Viana, Spain. A repeat order from SAICA is now proof that we are on the right track for delivering proven, value-adding quality control solutions also for the converting industry,” states Jari Almi, Director, Quality Management Solutions, Automation, Valmet.
Technical information about Valmet IQ Moisturizer
Valmet’s delivery includes two Valmet IQ Moisturizers that are part of the Valmet IQ product family for monitoring and optimizing process performance and end product quality.
Valmet IQ Moisturizer is a moisturizing system with applications for moisture cross-direction profiling, warp (curl) control and smooth moisture level increase. It features an air atomized micro droplet spray nozzle, a linear water control valve and excessive spray mist removal system.