Lab measurements are valuable in understanding the strength of paper, but these are performed periodically only after a reel is produced. The lack of frequent measurements could be affecting your process optimization opportunities and your profitability due to:
- High amount of rejects
- High cost of increased strength characteristics
- Not enough machine throughput
ABB Strength Virtual Measurement enables operators to keep strength properties within their target limits—creating on-spec paper at less cost.
By using machine learning-generated models to predict one or more strength properties for accurate, online measurements (also known as soft sensors), you can reduce raw material usage and increase machine speed.