South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences and Trimble Forestry are starting educational project together. The students learn how to use Process Diagnostics System Wedge and how to analyze different process hick ups.
Jarkko Männynsalo a head of biotechnology studies at XAMK tells that the students of process technology are always exited to use real tools and have real process data from the mill. Simulations are also popular. Process and paper industry has suffered a loss of students due to a poor job propects in the past. Now future looks brighter.
-We have made cooperation with Andritz, they have given us their valuable time teaching about remote accessing in the mill. In those studies we had first encounter with Wedge, says Männynsalo.
For Trimble Forestry the cooperation with XAMK is important. Vice President of Sales Matti Häkkinen says that industry needs new talent.
-We are more than happy to give our time to educate students about Process Diagnostics System. We are going to install Wedge to campus and ask our clients to give some real process data for school assignments.
South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences is a strong implementer of research, development and innovation activities. They cooperate with national companies and organizations, universities and research centers.
Trimble Forestry is participating in one of the biggest pulp and paper industry events of the year in Charlotte, NC, USA. PaperCon 2018 will offer technical sessions that provides tangible takeaways to solve many technical challenges.
Trimble Forestry will be showcasing WEDGE™ – a powerful, data analytics and diagnostics software toolbox that enables manufacturing operations to reduce process variability and avoid run-to-failure events by simplifying and reinforcing continuous process improvement and optimal operational benchmarking and settings.
PaperCon 2018 will be held on April 15-18, 2018 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, USA. Our booth number is 123, please come and meet us there!
Trimble Forestry is participating Expoforest 2018, the most important trade fair in forestry sector in Brazil. More than 30 000 visitors are expected to visit the fair during its three-day run in 11 – 13th of April. Expoforest will be held at Santa Rita do Passa Quatro, São Paulo state, Ribeirão Preto area.
There are over 7,8 million hectares of planted pine and eucalyptus forests in Brazil, which in turn fuel many segments of the industry, such as the markets for pulp and paper, plywood, ironworking and mechanically processed timber products. Trimble is presenting the Connected Forest, the world’s leading integrated software and solutions for collecting, communicating and analyzing real-time information across and throughout the forestry business.
According to Process Engineering and Development Coordinator Claudio Ferreria, Ortigueira mill had a need for a special and reliable tool to improve its process data analysis. The mill has a high automation level, which increases the number of tags to be evaluated. It makes more difficult to handle the big data in a common data analytics tools.
–We chose Wedge process diagnostics system because it gives us much more reliable, fast and easy process data analysis. It makes possible to analyze disturbances and process changes in an incomparable time, resulting in better solutions and actions in a shorter time to correct problems, says Ferreria.
The Ortiqueira mill has the capacity to produce 1.5 million tons of pulp a year, of which 1.1 million tons is hardwood pulp and 400,000 tons softwood pulp. A portion of the softwood pulp is converted into fluff pulp. Wedge installation covers the entire plant of Ortigueira mill.
Klabin is Brazil’s largest paper producer and exporter, the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags, and also markets timber in logs.
With the Ortigueira mill, Klabin becomes the only Brazilian company to simultaneously supply hardwood pulp (eucalyptus), softwood pulp (pine) and fluff pulp to the market. Ortigueira is the only one mill in Brazil producing fluff pulp from pine planted forests, processed in an industrial unit entirely designed for this purpose.
In Finland, the name “Altia” is usually associated with alcoholic beverages, particularly Koskenkorva vodka. However, distilled grain spirits form only one arm of this company’s wide range of products: the same production plant is responsible also for starches, raw material for animal feed, carbon dioxide, steam, and barley ash. The Wedge process diagnostics tool is now part of this facility’s complex production process.
Read more about Altia and Savcor co-operation here https://www.savcor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Magazine-2-2017-web_pages_14-15.pdf