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Valmet to supply a web monitoring system to Mayr-Melnhof Karton

Photo: Valmet
Photo: Valmet
Published by
Simon Matthis - 14 Dec 2018

Valmet will supply a Valmet IQ Web Monitoring System to Mayr-Melnhof Karton's KM3 board machine in Frohnleiten, Austria. The system will improve the overall production efficiency.

The order is included in Valmet's fourth quarter 2018 orders received. Typically, the order value of these kinds of automation system deliveries is below EUR one million.

"Valmet IQ Web Monitoring System is one of the biggest and most sophisticated web monitoring systems in the world. Our leading technology fits perfectly to Mayr-Melnhof Group's strategy to implement innovative solutions. Also, we see this project as a long-term partnership to provide Industrial Internet tools to further enhance the customer's cost competitiveness," says Peter Lengauer, Manager, Pulp & Paper Sales, Austria & Eastern Europe, Automation, Valmet.

Valmet's delivery consists of a Valmet IQ Web Monitoring System (WMS) with 51 cameras throughout the whole production process on KM3. The high-speed cameras will monitor critical process areas and help the operators analyze the root causes of web runnability disturbances.

Key benefits for the mill are faster break recovery and preventive troubleshooting with leading technology camera equipment and video analysis tools. With a trim width of 4.4 m, KM3 produces recycled and barrier coated cartonboard in the weight range from 230 to 380 gsm.

Mayr-Melnhof Karton is part of Mayr-Melnhof Group, the world's largest producer of coated recycled cartonboard with an important position in the production of virgin fiber cartonboard and the European leader in folding cartons. The group currently operates 44 production sites - 7 cartonboard mills and 37 packaging plants - in 18 countries and employs about 9,500 people. In 2017, the group generated consolidated sales of EUR 2.3 billion.