Honeywell Award-winning Sensor Improves Quality and Efficiency for Paper Tissue Production
Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) announces that its ground-breaking Crepe Structure Measurement sensor has received overwhelming global acceptance from pulp and paper industry customers.
The new technology is touted unique to Honeywell’s Experion MX integrated quality control and process knowledge system, provides users with a tool to optimize creping in real-time for improved production quality and efficiency.
Introduced less than two years ago, the company says that its HPS’ technology has earned recognition within the pulp and paper industry, receiving two awards recently.
In November 2016, the sensor won the bronze award for innovation at the annual conference of the French paper industry association (Association Technique de L’Industrie Papetière) in Grenoble, France. Previously, Markku Kellomäki, Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) senior scientist, was awarded the Jasper Mardon Memorial Prize by the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry at its 2015 PaperCon conference in Atlanta, noted the official release.
“While it has been great to see the power of this innovation recognized with awards by leading paper industry associations, the best evidence of the sensor’s value is the demand we have seen and continue to see from producers,” said Marko Jämsén, leader of HPS’ pulp and paper business in Europe.
The Crepe Structure Measurement sensor analyzes tissue quality by capturing high-resolution images of the moving sheet to identify important variables in the creping process. Real-time images offer unprecedented visibility of machine and cross direction values, bringing a wide-range of potential benefits:
- Longer blade life for fewer blade changes and increased uniformity
- Quicker recovery to crepe targets after doctor blade change, sheet breaks, grade changes or other upsets
- Optimization of complex crepe processes for better runnability
- Enhanced paper machine performance for improved converting and total efficiency
- Quicker trial runs and trouble-shooting processes
- Continuous monitoring of production and equipment conditions with snapshot images from configurable locations across the sheet
- Reduction of raw material, energy and maintenance costs
Crepe Structure Measurement is available to all users of Honeywell’s Experion MX solution to achieve stable production, compliance with quality specifications and elimination of waste in the pulp and paper industry.
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