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Paper industry to benefit from new web monitoring system

June 1, 2018  By P&PC staff

With the ABB’s web monitoring system operators have immediate access to videos from each camera as of the last few hours to the last few days.

June 1, 2018 – An innovative high resolution web monitoring system has been developed for the fastest paper, board and tissue machines.

ABB, a pioneer in web imaging systems, has introduced its new ABB Abilityweb monitoring system, for the paper industry. Part of ABB’s suite of quality management systems (QMS), the web monitoring system incorporates a new generation of imaging hardware and software to provide real-time web monitoring and analytics, for the quick identification of product deviations that can result in sheet breaks and lost production. With this technology, paper production can run efficiently at its highest speed while maintaining the highest quality.

Accurate web defect detection, imaging and identification all play crucial roles in process improvement. Through the QMS web monitoring system’s unique level of integration with the QMS web imaging system, critical insight is provided for the diagnosis and prevention of web breaks and improved sheet stability.


ABB Ability web monitoring system includes a new generation of high-speed cameras that deliver the required high resolution and sharp images. This is complemented by high speed video processing and synchronization, unique analytics, and operator interface features to reduce disruptive events and analyze process behavior.

ABB is a technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport and infrastructure globally.

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