Valmet IQ takes quality management to the next level by connecting quality data through the entire value chain

Valmet introduces a renewed Valmet IQ Quality Management System for pulp, tissue, paper, board, and converting industries. The renewed system lets papermakers and all web-based material converters optimize quality through the entire value chain from raw material to finished product, enabling improved process performance and increased savings through the process.


The quality management system takes a step towards an autonomous mill

The renewed Valmet IQ Quality Management System utilizes Valmet’s latest innovations and expertise on all web-based material quality management. It integrates the quality management of the entire production process and is a step towards an autonomous mill. The new capabilities of Valmet IQ increase the degree of automation and reduce the human role in the process.

The renewed Valmet IQ Quality Management System connects the quality data from fiber to finished product and takes a step towards an autonomous mill.

“Valmet IQ extends the traditional quality measurements, such as moisture and coat weight, with the machine and cross-directions multivariable control by using Valmet IQ Moisturizer’s water spray technology and existing coating stations. By also including a camera system into the quality management, converter performance and production efficiency can take a huge step forward”, says Marko Toskala, Director, Quality Management Systems from Valmet.

Valmet IQ consists of all the devices and applications needed to monitor and optimize both process performance and end-product quality: scanners, measurements, profilers, machine vision, and quality control applications.

The new quality scanner family is redesigned for even more demanding production environments. All Valmet IQ scanners now consist of stainless-steel exterior, enhanced diagnostics, and a new flexible sensor platform. The IQ family is completed by the most advanced machine vision system on the market, enabling faster detection of even smaller quality defects. The renewed Valmet IQ is compatible with the previous generations. All Valmet IQ products are developed and manufactured in Finland.

The new Valmet IQ is also compatible with the recently introduced Valmet DNA User Interface, the new web-based user interface of the Valmet DNA automation system. The new structured user interface guides the operators to focus on the situation critical information and make the right decisions instantly – helping to optimize quality faster.


Automatic optimization saves raw materials, chemicals and energy

Valmet IQ connects seamlessly with Valmet’s industrial internet (VII) solutions. With the cloud-based solution, the quality data moves from paper mills to converting, automating the optimization of the entire value chain. Similarly, paper producers can utilize feedback directly from the converting process while optimizing production performance and costs.

“Our customers have moved from reactive to data-driven quality management and witnessed significantly more stable production quality and decreased amount of broke. The automatic optimization of the entire value-chain has increased the production performance while simultaneously saving raw materials, chemicals, and energy”, Toskala continues.

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