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Valmet will launch a new-generation Valmet IQ Web Inspection System (IQ WIS), which enables board and paper producers to inspect and improve product quality in greater detail. IQ WIS works in real time, enabling immediate root-cause analysis and corrective action. IQ WIS is one of the integral elements of the Valmet IQ Process and Quality Vision system; another element is the Valmet IQ Web Monitoring System.
Improved quality through excellent synergy
Valmet IQ Web Inspection System has been developed in collaboration with Dr. Schenk, a global supplier of inspection and measurement solutions.
"The collaboration between Dr. Schenk and Valmet is a showcase of excellent synergy by smartly combining the know-how and experience from the world's best inspection system provider with a world-class paper process specialist. After having delivered a total of 450 Valmet IQ Process and Quality Vision systems globally, this new product launch is an important step toward even higher precision in quality control. Valmet continues to support the existing installed base and offers a seamless upgrade path. The advantages offered by the new features can be integrated into existing systems through upgrades," comments Marko Toskala, Director, Quality Management Systems, Automation, Valmet.
"We are pleased with the development of the new Valmet IQ WIS. Valmet is the frontrunner in the pulp and paper business. Through their strong sales and service organization, we can offer our leading inspection technology to these processes globally," says Dr. Peter-M. Heinze, Sales Manager, Dr. Schenk.
Efficient tools for analysis and paper quality rating
Valmet IQ Web Inspection System utilizes intelligent 8K camera technology, which combines the best features of an area scan (matrix) camera and line scan camera technologies. It enables immediate identification of production that does not meet quality criteria through a wide range of technical features.
High measurement precision can be reached even with higher maximum paper web speeds. More sensitive and reliable defect analysis can be achieved with multigeometry. It is also possible to replace several camera beams with one unit, resulting in cost-efficient, compact installation and lower service needs.
Technical information about Valmet IQ Web Inspection System
The latest IQ WIS technologies provide paper processors with the means to achieve profound quality monitoring and control. Unique lighting technology enables the detection of print-critical defects that have not been visible before. This illumination provides excellent opportunities for 3D defect contrasting. Particularly longitudinal structures and oil stains, for example, which are often hard to detect with standard lights, are also highlighted. Precise detailed defect classifications can be made by means of the MIDA (Multiple Image Defect Analysis) and the latest software algorithms based on artificial intelligence principles.
Valmet Industrial Internet solutions can utilize the data from the web inspection system to further benefit customers. A comprehensive process picture is created by combining the data from the quality control system and the machine vision system. By adding other key process data, it is possible to find optimal solutions to ensure desired process performance and end-product quality.
Information about Dr. Schenk
Dr. Schenk GmbH, established in 1985, is an innovative high-tech company based near Munich, Germany. It develops, produces and markets optical inspection and measurement solutions for automated quality assurance and production process monitoring. The systems are a key success factor in the making and converting of many materials for a multitude of markets. Throughout the world, Dr. Schenk's 300+ employees continue to set new standards for inspection.
Information about PaperCon
PaperCon is a technical conference for the paper and packaging industry, taking place on May 5-8, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Developed by experts and business leaders in the paper, packaging and nonwovens industries, PaperCon 2019 offers networking events and informative sessions that provide tangible takeaways to solve many of today's technical challenges.
Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.
Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.
Valmet's net sales in 2018 were approximately EUR 3.3 billion. Our more than 13,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.
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John C. Husband, Ph.D., has been designated as one of nine TAPPI Fellows for 2010. He currently serves as Lead Scientist for IMERYS Minerals Ltd., Cornwall, UK. Fellow is an honorary title bestowed upon less than one percent of TAPPI’s membership. It is given to individuals who have made extraordinary technical or service contributions to the industry and/or the Association.
“Dr. Husband has been a prolific presenter at conferences in the United States and Europe, specializing in coatings,” said Larry N. Montague, President and CEO of TAPPI. “His knowledge has been instrumental in supporting the work of other scientists in the pulp and paper industry, both in North America and Europe.”
A native of Cornwall, he studied chemistry at Cornwall Technical College and later, Plymouth Polytechnic. He earned both his master of science and his Ph.D. in Paper Science from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, now known as the University of Manchester.
His professional career began in 1969 when he joined the Chemistry Research Department of English China Clays. Initially focused on projects involving clay chemistry and rheology, he then worked on the development of paper fillers. In 1983, he began working on paper coating and in 2000, he transferred to the IMERYS Worldwide Paper Group. He now holds the title of Lead Scientist for the company’s Paper Research Group.
He has been granted eight patents and is extensively published in professional journals. On the basis of his research experience, he is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He and colleague Janet Preston, Ph.D., have also been awarded the Silver Medal from the Institute of Printing for an article written about their work.
Dr. Husband is an active member of TAPPI, serving as a member of the Coating Fundamentals Common Interest Group (CIG) and the Technical Program Committee (TPC) for the Coating & Graphic Arts (C&GA) Division Coating Conference. He is also a member of PITA, the UK paper technical association. He lives in St. Austell, Cornwall, UK.
Dr. Husband and the other new TAPPI Fellows were honored at the TAPPI Fellows Luncheon, Sunday, May 2, 2010, at the Hyatt Regency, Atlanta, Ga., USA, in conjunction with the 2010 PaperCon meeting