Valmet has received an order for an online condition monitoring system from Anhui Shanyin Paper Industry Co., Ltd. in Ma'anshan, Anhui province, China. The new system will be installed on the mill's paper machines 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 to secure high process availability, efficient maintenance and safety.
The order was included in Valmet's fourth quarter 2016 orders received. The value of the order is not disclosed. Typically, the order value of these kinds of automation system deliveries is below EUR one million. The system will be delivered in March 2017.
"This investment is in line with our plan for Paper Industry 4.0 to improve the paper machines' automation level and running efficiency. We will proceed toward smart manufacturing step by step. First, we will utilize advanced technology and solutions to get data from our processes and machines. Then, we will benefit from advanced analytics and performance optimization. We believe that through cooperation with Valmet, we will be able to take the automation level of our production lines to the next level," says Liu Wenming, Vice President of Anhui Shanyin.
"The Valmet DNA Machine Monitoring system will increase the reliability of the mill's production equipment by automatically detecting mechanical faults and giving early warnings to operators and maintenance personnel. Additionally, the mill will be able to optimize its maintenance process and reduce costs as corrective actions can be planned well ahead based on accurate machine condition information," notes Harri Mustonen, Director, Automation Systems Product Group, Valmet.
Technical information about Valmet DNA Machine Monitoring
Valmet DNA Machine Monitoring offers condition information for process operators and maintenance personnel through one common user interface. The displays can be viewed both in the control room and the maintenance office. Operators are immediately alerted if there is a risk of severe machine failure. Tools for more detailed signal analysis are available for maintenance personnel.
Process control and condition monitoring are fully integrated in the Valmet DNA automation system. Process data and machinery condition information can be easily combined for efficient analysis and problem solving. Collecting pieces of information from several sources or building data links between separate systems is no longer needed.
Valmet DNA Machine Monitoring is a central element of the reliability solutions in Valmet's Industrial Internet portfolio. It offers modern tools for onsite predictive maintenance as well as an efficient platform for remote condition monitoring services by Valmet experts.