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Voith debuts intelligent screen baskets for stock preparation with SmartBasket


June 28, 2019
By P&PC Staff

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June 28, 2019 – Voith has released the SmartBasket, an intelligent screen basket add-on for the stock preparation unit.

There are a large number of screen baskets used in the stock preparation unit as well as those that are regularly exchanged, re-chromed or stored in the warehouse, and manual documentation of the screen baskets in use and in stock has been standard practice.

SmartBasket presents a solution for asset and lifecycle management of screen baskets, providing paper producers with transparency and availability across all their manufacturing facilities.

The new Voith screen baskets are equipped with an RFID chip. The baskets are scanned with a special hand scanner that is connected via Bluetooth to a smartphone or tablet and the associated SmartBasket app. This allows all relevant information – like the storage location, run-time and condition of every single basket – to be added to a database. The data can be easily viewed in the user-friendly mobile app or in more detailed form via a cockpit solution, a web-based application with more extensive functions including Excel export.

SmartBasket provides an overview of the entire supply chain and can be tracked at all times. The app provides a the direct connection to the Voith Paper Webshop, so a user only needs to click to buy more screen baskets.