Papertech European Business Manager Seppo Toivonen with Ms. Elin Björkholm from Holmen Paper Braviken

Vancouver, Canada (16 January 2018) – Papertech Inc. has entered into an agreement with Holmen Paper AB to deliver a new TotalVision WebInspector® WIS system to their Braviken Paper mill in Norrköping, Sweden. Papertech’s European Business Manager, Mr. Seppo Toivonen, was on hand January 8th to sign the purchase agreement with Ms. Elin Björkholm from the Finance and Purchasing office at the Braviken mill.

The WebInspector web inspection system (WIS) will be installed on the mill’s PM53, which is Holmen Paper’s flagship paper machine. PM53 is 9000 mm wide and produces SC and various specialty printing grades at up to 1900 m/min. The WebInspector® WIS will upgrade the existing Cognex (Ametek) SmartView WIS. The new WIS will be integrated with the existing Papertech WebVision® web monitoring system (WMS). The resulting TotalVision fully integrated WMS + WIS system will offer accurate defect root cause analysis right to the wet-end. This will allow defect causes to be eliminated and overall machine efficiency and product quality to be further improved.

Also included in the TotalVision supply will be Papertech’s AccuStop stop-on-defect winder automation system for the two slitter winders, RM5 and RM6. Furthermore, full width formation and dirt count analysis is included to continuously monitor the Formation Index and Dirt Count to ensure product quality is optimized. All analysis data will be transmitted to the millwide MOPS management system.

About Holmen Paper: Holmen is a forest industry group that manufactures paperboard, paper and wood products and runs forestry and energy production operations. The company’s extensive forest holdings and its high proportion of energy production are strategically important resources for its future growth. The average number of employees during 2016 was 2 989. Holmen’s business concept is to develop and run profitable business within three product-oriented business areas for paperboard, paper and wood products as well as two raw material-oriented business areas for forest and renewable energy. Europe is the key market

About Papertech Inc.: The global industry-leading machine vision system supplier for a range of web based production lines. There are now over 1100 TotalVision installations in 41 countries. Papertech’s unified TotalVision platform, combining event capturing (WMS) and web inspection (WIS) into a single, easy-to-use, non-proprietary platform, helps paper, tissue, board and pulp producers around the world optimize their paper quality and production efficiency.

Papertech is now part of the IBS Paper Performance Group, a company with an over 50 year history in delivering papermakers a full range of proven machine efficiency and product quality optimization solutions. IBS has been growing rapidly and now employs over 700.
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