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ABB releases new paper quality digital service


April 5, 2021
By P&PC Staff

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ABB has released Paper Quality Performance, a new digital service that identifies, tracks and analyzes current and changing trends in paper variability.

The company says it enables optimization of quality properties measured by quality control systems (QCS) during all operational conditions.

ABB Paper Quality Performance offers continuous, time-based variability analysis in addition to online reel-based variability analysis and control utilization monitoring.

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This helps maintain QCS-measured quality targets more consistently and proactively and empowers customers with data that is curated, calculated and analyzed in a way previously not possible.

Previously, operators typically only had access to quality reports output by QCS systems, commonly known as reel-based variability, which show the overall average variability in a reel of paper.

This solution helps mills to optimize online-measured paper properties through fast, precise controls made possible by in-depth diagnostics, comprehensive performance monitoring of key paper quality–related KPIs, expert-based recommendations, proactive improvement actions and predictive notifications.

It leverages ABB’s automation and domain know-how to develop a dashboard with alerts, alarms and suspend actions, enabling operators to identify recommendations faster.