OnQuality successfully commissioned at Smurfit Kappa Herzberg

Quality control systems are an important factor in paper production to continuously optimise production and quality processes. Thanks to their compact design, flexible use and high reliability, Voith’s OnQuality quality control systems (QCS) have already been used in over 750 installations worldwide on existing and new lines. The system can be used for all paper grades as well as for nonwovens.

Mahmut Altunkaya, Lead Engineer QCS, Voith Paper, explains, “The smart solution OnQuality from our Papermaking 4.0 automation and digitalization portfolio stabilizes and optimizes the production process, increases productivity and at the same time reduces operating and maintenance costs.”

The high flexibility of the system is particularly evident in the project with customer WEPA, the German hygiene paper maker. Here, the solution was installed at TM 1 in Mainz, Germany. “We decided to replace our existing QCS with Voith OnQuality because of the short rebuild and commissioning time of only 12 hours, as well as the seamless and individual integration into our existing process control system,” reports Jürgen Birk, Mill Manager Mainz at WEPA.

Especially for tissue paper manufacturers, Voith offers scanner models that are equipped with covers and additional cleaning nozzles for the measuring carriage. They facilitate cleaning and maintenance work and improve the accuracy of the measurements.

Smurfit Kappa‘s Herzberg mill also commissioned Voith to install an OnQuality quality control system on KM 1 at the Herzberg am Harz site, Germany. “Due to the compact and flexible design, Voith was able to fulfill a challenging installation position with a necessary 90° pivoting of the scanner. Now we can determine exact measured values even in this difficult location,” reports Danny Polske, Maintenance Manager, Smurfit Kappa Herzberg mill. “The OnQuality quality control system is used here as a stand-alone system with a direct connection to the existing process control system.”

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