Valmet to supply machine vision systems to Shanxi Qiangwei Paper in China

Valmet has received an order from Shanxi Qiangwei Paper Co., Ltd. to supply machine vision systems for Qiangwei’s paper machine PM 6. The scope of supply includes a Valmet IQ Web Inspection System, a Valmet IQ Web Monitoring System and winder control with target-stop functionality. The investment aims to improve the operating efficiency and optimize the final paper quality of the PM 6.

The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the second quarter 2023. The delivery will take place in the first quarter 2024. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

“We selected Valmet because of its advanced solutions and extensive project experience. We are confident that Valmet’s state-of-the-art technology and process know-how will elevate the level of intelligence and automation in our operations to a new height. We’ve had very good cooperation with Valmet in previous projects and I am sure this will be another success,” says Huang Wenbin, PM 6 production manager at Shanxi Qiangwei Paper Co., Ltd.

“We are delighted to continue our cooperation with Qiangwei Paper. Our advanced image processing solutions will help Qiangwei predict and prevent web breaks to improve the runnability and end-product quality,” says Richard Sui, Sales Manager, Automation Systems business line, Valmet.

Technical information about the delivery

Valmet IQ Web Inspection System (WIS) delivery includes ultra-high resolution 8K dual-line Time Delay Integration (TDI) 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.

The winder part of the delivery includes defect map synchronization on winder, enabling operators to slow down or stop winder at defined defects automatically.

Valmet IQ Web Monitoring System improves the runnability and produces quick root cause analyses of web breaks.