Chemical changes impact quality in the pulp and paper industry

In the pulp and paper industry, roughly one half of all process disruptions are caused by mechanical factors and the other half by chemical changes. These often pass undetected causing web breaks, printability problems and uneven quality once accumulated in the headbox.

Complete quality monitoring solution

UROS offers a solution for quality monitoring, used in hundreds of pulp and paper machines worldwide. Smart sensors measure the performance of the entire process so that the operator can ensure stability and minimize quality deviations. The remote monitoring system immediately detects and locates any changes in quality, and alerts the operator.

This comprehensive solution includes a process data refiner to detect root causes of mechanical disruptions. The collected data is AI-processed and securely transmitted to the Smart User Interface, where a visualization of KPIs helps the operator optimize the process in real time.

Technology overview: Benchmark for chemical quality control

The UROS solution runs automatic data analysis based on smart sensors, AI, a Smart User Interface and automated alerts.

Technology overview: Benchmark for chemical quality control

The UROS solution runs automatic data analysis based on smart sensors, AI, a Smart User Interface and automated alerts.

UROS Smart Sensor

The wireless UROS LEW-100 sensors provide chemical quality assurance by measuring the electrochemical profile, or 'quality fingerprint', of the chemicals at multiple measurement points throughout the production process. The chemical's quality fingerprint is continuously compared with a pre-defined ideal quality profile, by means of neural network calculations. The data is visualised, in real time, on the Smart User Interface.

UROS Smart User Interface

The data measured by the smart sensors is analysed and then visualised in the Smart User Interface. Observing and predicting the path of possible quality changes helps the operator to discover cause-effect relationships, and so facilitates the managing or complete elimination of disruptive factors.

During installation of each sensor, an alarm trigger level is set, so that in the event of a significant deviation in quality, the user is alerted immediately by SMS or email.

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