Reducing measurement uncertainty or test variability is at the heart of what L&W Autoline 400 provides the modern paper mill. In today’s competitive market place, costs have been cut to the bone. The largest potential for cost savings now comes from incremental changes in the paper making process. To achieve these cost savings an accurate measurement of the process is required.
It has long been recognized that the traditional system of manually gathering and testing paper samples can produce unacceptable levels of measurement uncertainty. L&W Autoline users report significant reductions in test variation. This reliability improvement, combined with quick access to test results, allow the paper maker to shift production targets, and achieve more consistent performance. This is where the potential for savings can be found.
L&W Autoline has been able to greatly reduce or even eliminate traditional sources of variation in paper testing, such as:
– Operator and instrument variation
– Sample Preparation
– Testing in the true MD and CD direction
– Same Position Testing
– Increasing the number of data points