Valmet will supply a complete automation solution to Melitta Europa for its paper production plant in Minden, Germany. The order includes Valmet's distributed control system (Valmet DNA DCS/MCS), a Valmet IQ Quality Control System and a Valmet IQ Web Inspection System. The solution will replace the aging automation system currently in use in the plant. The fully integrated solution with Valmet's latest automation technology will enable Melitta to efficiently optimize production and ensure optimal quality. The installation will take place in the summer 2023.
The delivery includes a Valmet DNA control system with around 3.500 I/O, new drive controls, a Valmet IQ Quality Control System and a Valmet IQ Web Inspection solution with a target stop application.
The Valmet IQ Quality Control System (QCS) will be supplied including scanners, related measurements, and state-of-the-art multivariable MD (Machine Direction) and CD (Cross Direction) controls to provide accurate and stable sheet quality in demanding machine conditions, improving paper quality and efficiency while reducing costs. Valmet IQ Web Inspection System improves web quality thanks to accurate and reliable defect detection and pro-active quality management.
Melitta Europa GmbH is the operating division of the Melitta Group, a German family-owned company that was created in 1908 based on the invention from Melitta Bentz who developed the world's first coffee filter.
Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries.