Metso Launches Several New Automation Technologies for Process Industry
Metso Corp.’s automation and information platform DNA is now accessible via smart phones. The scalable Metso DNA process control system adapts to diverse industry needs, from single machine controls to entire plantwide automation and information management systems. It enables plants to integrate all operations into a single plantwide or even corporatewide entity.
In addition, the information-management system can now be accessed via a new smartphone application. The application includes a trend tool to see historical trends, alarm and events history and diary entries that can be made with a camera.
Metso also announced it will launch the latest Metso IQ Induction Profiler with new features for cross-machine caliper or gloss control. Together with new IQ CD Controls, IQ Induction was designed to offer benefits to customers through increased profile controllability, improved caliper profiles and caliper profile variability, minimized coating color consumption, as well as improved gloss level, runability and reel buildup. New break recovery features optimize control actions after sheet breaks or process upsets to minimize off-spec production.
Another newcomer in the Metso IQ family is the new online paper quality sensor IQ Surface. It continuously measures paper surface topography from the moving web on the paper machine.
The company also launched a new standard in moisture analysis called Metso MR moisture analyzer. With the new analyzer, it is possible to accurately measure the water content of virtually any bulk material, such as wood-based samples, annual fibers, minerals, foodstuffs and sludge.
For more information on some of the company’s other recent product launches, visit www.metso.com.