Test & measurement
Mar. 12, 2017 - Thermo Fisher Scientific says plant operators in the pulp and paper industry can now reduce their on-site radioactive source size requirements by using a nuclear gauge for the density, level and interface measurement of highly viscous process materials.
Mar. 12, 2017 - GE Digital’s Meridium has partnered with Beamex to combine its asset safety and data analytics capabilities with Beamex CMX calibration software.
Mar. 8, 2017 - The new PumpSense sensor-based system from Prophecy Sensorlytics boasts “uniquely smart and cost-effective” predictive diagnostics technology to alert pump/blower users to developing problems and prescribe fixes “without any need for outside support, expertise, or data analysis.”
Feb. 23, 2017 - Krohne now offers the Optiflux 4000 electromagnetic flowmeter for pulp and paper industry applications including chemical dosing, bleaching, coloring, and black liquor processing.
Feb. 23, 2017 - ABB has launched L&W Freeness Online, a “reliable, repeatable and cost-effective” online system for measuring, monitoring and controlling key quality variables — Canadian Standard Freeness (CSF) and Schopper-Riegler (SR) — in paper stock preparation. This helps pulp and paper customers to save production costs by reducing energy consumption through elimination of over-refining, and to improve quality by generating uniform pulp furnish for the paper, board or tissue machines, described the company.
Feb. 21, 2017 - The Valmet Chip ‘n’ Bark moisture analyzer (Valmet CBA) promises to offer pulp mills a new tool to advance productivity and efficiency.
Feb. 21, 2017 - ABB’s Measurement & Analytics business has announced the North American launch of the K-TEK LMT Series magnetostrictive level transmitters.
Feb. 21, 2017 - Based on a customer request, PulpEye has launched a new module, ConsistencyEye, for faster measurements and calibration of sensors for different process streams.
Jan. 26, 2017 - Yokogawa Electric has developed an ISA100 Wireless-based field wireless vibration sensor, boasting long battery life and the ability to “quickly” update data.
Jan. 19, 2017 - Enviva Holdings, a producer of wood pellets, has released the first data from its Track & Trace (T&T) program. T&T is a proprietary system that enables Enviva to track every truckload of wood the company procures from the forest back to its source, providing a detailed understanding of the characteristics of the wood the company uses.
FPInnovations, in partnership with FITNIR Analyzers Inc., has announced the successful commercialization of an innovative new product using near infrared technology (NIR) to quickly and efficiently analyze the kappa number of kraft pulp.
Stora Enso Imatra Mills has implemented the Procemex web inspection and web monitoring system. The system helps Stora Enso to better investigate the root causes of web breaks, reduce the number of breaks and increase production efficiency.
Leveraging decades of automation expertise, Emerson has introduced the expanded Plantweb digital ecosystem, a scalable portfolio of standards-based hardware, software, intelligent devices and services for securely implementing the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) with measurable business performance improvement.
ABB has launched a laboratory fiber analyzer with the capability to accurately detect the amount of crill in any pulp mixture. L&W Crill is an optional module to the portfolio of ABB’s fiber analyzers and expands the company’s offering of Lorentzen & Wettre products for fiber testing.
Valmet has added new measurement capabilities to its Fiber Image Analyzer (Valmet FS5) which the company says will take the laboratory testing of pulp and paper fiber samples to a new level.
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