Espoo, Finland 14 February 2017 -- 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.
Information about the customer Anhui Shanying Paper Industry Co., Ltd.
Anhui Shanying Paper Industry Co., Ltd. is one of the largest industrial papermaking enterprises and packaging board manufacturers in China. The company was established in 1999 and is listed on Shanghai Stock Exchange since 2001. In 2013, the company was restructured as part of Ji'an Group Co., Ltd.
The company has successively established subsidiaries in Anhui, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Fujian, Hubei and Tianjin provinces, among others. It has set up wholly owned companies, for example, in the US, UK, Germany, Netherlands, Japan, Australia and Hong Kong. The company has an annual yield of 3,050,000 tons of paper and 1 billion square meters of cardboard and paper carton, ranking top within the industry in terms of scale.
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