Web Monitoring Systems or WMS, and have become a standard means of solving and eliminating even the most difficult paper machine runnability issues. It is estimated that there are now over 1000 WMS systems around the world with Europe and North America representing around 80% of the installed base.
WMS systems have over the last decade become more intuitive allowing operators to quickly and efficiently find the root cause, or origin, of their break causing defect or other quality issue. Papertech’s TotalVision software and WebVision® cameras can monitor a preset region of interest on the paper web and alarm for any change in the sheet. WMS cameras now function the same way as web inspection systems (WIS) located at the reel. With TotalVision synchronization, defects mapped at the reel by WebInspector® can now be traced back to their exact location on the machine.