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Valmet introduces winder diagnostics for optimal winder performance


November 4, 2021
By P&PC Staff

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As part of its Industrial Internet offering, Valmet has developed winder diagnostics to help its board and paper customers optimize the overall performance of their winder. Winder Diagnostics is an essential part of its winder reliability agreement.

This service aids in better maintenance predictability, which results in fewer unplanned stops and improved winder performance. Winder Diagnostics provides information from the winder, allowing for quick reactions to sudden abnormalities and immediate maintenance scheduling.

Valmet has developed Winder Diagnostics in close collaboration with select customer mills to ensure that it is usable and useful.

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“The collaboration with mills was started at a very early stage of the development process. It has been very important to exchange ideas and development needs and receive feedback from genuine user experiences all along the way. We also used the Valmet Customer Portal as the common communication platform,” said Markku Savioja, global product manager for board and paper service technology at Valmet.

Valmet Winder Diagnostics is available for all types of winders. Any board or paper mill can be connected to the service. The application always comes with a Valmet Performance Center (VPC) remote support agreement as a minimum. Through the agreement, customers can consult Valmet’s experts and receive remote support to ensure winder runnability. The experts will take action based on the results of the data analysis as well as give recommendations on value-adding services.

The service runs in the company’s cloud environment, where it analyzes and visualizes the data received from the winder. The application is accessed through the Valmet Customer Portal. Both the customer and Valmet have the same view.