Reduction in Compensation Costs in Pulp Mill Production

Procemex Oy Ltd has developed a new system for pulp dirt counting. Procemex® Dirt Count Analyzer measures up to 100 % of total production of pulp dryer, as conventional systems measure usually 0,004 % of total production of pulp.

Procemex Dirt Count Analyzer is a smart camera based system used for measurement of dirt count from pulp sheets at the baling line. Dirt is analysed by using image analysis, and then classified according to the size and shape. Measurement results are reported both graphically and numerically.

The Procemex® Dirt Count Analyzer is an online measurement system. It detects and classifies dirt and shives according to ISO and TAPPI standards providing both dirt count per square meter and dirt area per square meter (ppm). Dirt that does not qualify as dirt according to the standard is rejected from the calculation. Beyond standards, some objects like metal wires, oil and special particles relating to different raw materials are detected and classified based on their shape.

The Procemex® Dirt Count Analyzer is measuring in transmission with strobe LED lights with the camera resolution of 0.1 x 0.1 mm to meet TAPPI/ISO standards. You can choose between full CD/MD coverage or one camera per bale or just few measurement points.

The Procemex® Dirt Count Analyzer detects dirt in real time and stores every defect individually into the system database. The system keeps operators up to date with the amount of defect per set, per bale and per time. The amount of dirt in each bale is indicated both in real time values and with color coding. Operators can monitor real time dirt count trends indicating process changes and enable fast corrective reaction.

The dirt count values are transferred to the customer quality data management and bale tracking systems providing an easy access to any of the historical information.

Procemex® Dirt Count Analyzer measures up to 100 % of total production of pulp dryer, as conventional systems measure usually 0,004 % of total production of pulp. The system’s simple yet advanced design solutions offer unlimited potential for customization. In addition to quality data transfer, Procemex® Dirt Count Analyzer is widely accessible from other mill systems via various links and database view - connections.

The most cutting-edge advantage is the early discovery of defects. This allows operators to take fast actions, that results in more efficient production and improved quality.

For more information:

Mr. Jari Keranen
Director, Sales, Procemex Ltd
jari.keranen@procemex.com
tel. 358 40 548 3324

Mr. Mika Valkonen
CEO, Procemex Ltd
tel. 358 14 337 2111

Mrs. Kristiina Pispala
Marketing Manager
kristiina.pispala@procemex.com
358 40 191 8882

Procemex Ltd
Salvesenintie 6
40420 Jyska
FINLAND
tel. 358 14 337 2111
info@procemex.com

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The company Procemex is a global leader in vision business in pulp, paper & printing. Procemex has specialized in designing and manufacturing smart camera and lighting solutions for web monitoring and web inspection. Founded in 2000, Procemex has gained leading expertise in the industry and has deliveries around the world. Thanks to solid roots Procemex has acquired a unique understanding of production processes: core excellence lies in mastering optical imaging and image processing. Procemex helps customers to secure product quality and minimize expensive production downtime.

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About Procemex: The company Procemex is a global leader in vision business in pulp, paper & printing. Procemex has specialized in designing and manufacturing smart camera and lighting solutions for web monitoring and web inspection. Founded in 2000, Procemex has gained leading expertise in the industry and has deliveries around the world. Thanks to solid roots Procemex has acquired a unique understanding of production processes: core excellence lies in mastering optical imaging and image processing. Procemex helps customers to secure product quality and minimize expensive production downtime.
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