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Valmet to supply IQ Web Inspection System to Yueyang Forest & Paper Co., Ltd. in China

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Valmet has received an order from Yueyang Forest & Paper Co., Ltd. to supply IQ Web Inspection System for its paper machine PM 8. The IQ Web Inspection System will replace an existing system from another supplier. Yueyang Forest & Paper’s PM 8 has already been equipped with Valmet IQ Web Monitoring System in 2019. After the implementation, Valmet’s machine vision systems will improve the operating efficiency and optimize the final paper quality of the PM 8.

The order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the fourth quarter 2023. The delivery will take place in July 2024. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

“We have been using Valmet IQ Web Monitoring System since 2019 and we are pleased with its performance. That is why we continue our cooperation with Valmet. The new investment of IQ Web Inspection System will help us to quickly detect quality defects and identify their root causes quickly and easily, which will improve our runnability and product quality,” says Mingyi Yu, Automation Manager at Yueyang Forest & Paper Co., Ltd.

“We are very happy that our advanced technology can support Yueyang Forest & Paper stay competitive in the market. The upgrade will significantly improve image quality and provide a good basis for analysis and precaution for defects,” says Zhifeng Pan, Sales Manager, Automation Systems business line, Valmet. 

Valmet has received an order from Yueyang Forest & Paper Co., Ltd. to supply IQ Web Inspection System for its paper machine PM 8.Valmet has received an order from Yueyang Forest & Paper Co., Ltd. to supply IQ Web Inspection System for its paper machine PM 8.

Technical information about the delivery

Valmet IQ Web Inspection System (WIS) delivery includes ultra-high resolution 8K dual-line cameras with advanced image processing and synchronized high power stroboscopic LED lighting. Real-time and history defect maps with defect details and trends are available on operator stations. IQ Web Inspection System also supports both rule-based classification as well as classification based on artificial intelligence (AI) with easy drag and drop teaching. In addition, a two-year optimization service is also included.

About the customer Yueyang Forest & Paper Co., Ltd.

Yueyang Forestry & Paper Co., Ltd., formerly known as Yueyang Paper Mill, was founded in 1958 and listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange in May 2004. The company is a subsidiary of China Paper Corporation, part of China Chengtong Holdings Group Co., Ltd. China Paper Corporation is the only state-owned company mainly engaged in the forest-pulp-paper business.

Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. With our automation systems and flow control solutions we serve an even wider base of process industries. Our more than 19,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers’ performance forward – every day. 

The company has over 220 years of industrial history and a strong track record in continuous improvement and renewal. Valmet’s net sales in 2022 were approximately EUR 5.1 billion. 

Valmet’s shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki and the head office is in Espoo, Finland.     

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