Valmet to supply automation technology to Nepa Limited in India

Valmet will deliver automation technology to Nepa Limited in India for its two refurbished paper machines and new deinking plant. The solutions enable the paper mill to increase productivity and improve product quality. The startup of the new system is scheduled for the end of February 2017.

Valmet to supply automation technology to Nepa Limited in India

The order was included in Valmet‘s third quarter 2016 orders received. Typically the order value of this kind of automation system deliveries is below EUR one million.

“Cooperation with Valmet will significantly improve the performance of our mill and the equipment, also enabling us to optimize our resources and boost sustainability. With Valmet’s advanced technologies, we will be able to improve quality and increase productivity,” says Mr. R. Alagesan, General Manager, Projects & Works, Nepa Limited.

“The customer’s decision to have only one platform for the process and quality controls provides us with an excellent opportunity to show our expertise in paper industry automation. This decision enables a good start for the mill’s development plans and will take our cooperation forward,” says Pravin Tripathi, Head of Sales & Service, India, Automation business line, Valmet.

Technical details of the delivery

Valmet’s delivery to Nepa Limited includes a mill-wide Valmet DNA automation system to control the two paper machines, PM 1 and PM 2, as well as the deinking plant.

The delivery also includes a complete Valmet IQ quality control system with scanning measurements and state-of-the-art multipredictive cross direction and machine direction controls. The scanning system includes new scanners with basis weight, moisture, caliper and ash measurements. Valmet IQ X-Ray Ash Measurement represents a new generation in ash measurement and is the first one to be delivered to India.

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