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Valmet opens four performance centers, launches new industrial internet offering

Published 15 June 2017

Finnish firm Valmet has opened four performance centers for energy, pulp, paper and board and tissue customers.

Valmet has also launched a new industrial internet offering and signed a partnership agreement with  software and services firm Tieto.

To offer industrial internet offering to its customers, Valmet is building an Industrial Internet solution ecosystem that brings several industry players together.

The four performance centers will serve as the customer's channel to all Valmet Industrial Internet applications and services.

By contacting the centers, customers will get real-time support from Valmet experts and remotely monitor their  processes.

The centers offer data discovery and big data analysis services depending on agreed targets.

Valmet’s industrial internet applications and services are claimed to improve reliability and performance of customers’ processes. Industrial internet enabled services include online monitoring, predictive diagnostics and data analysis in improving mill and plant efficiency and to help in planning right-timed maintenance and to prevent unplanned shutdowns.

The Finnish firm's industrial internet applications and services aim to enhance the reliability and performance of customers' processes.

The Industrial Internet enabled reliability services feature online monitoring, predictive diagnostics and data analysis to improve mill and plant efficiency, to help to plan right-timed maintenance and to avoid unplanned shutdowns.

The company's Industrial Internet enabled performance services combine data from various systems together with production data to optimize mill and plant level operations, including individual process and the whole machine fleet optimization services.

Valmet Industrial Internet director Jari Almi said: "Valmet is the leading process technology, automation and services provider for pulp, paper and energy industries globally. The technologies we provide to our customers are equipped with advanced sensors and measurement devices that gather important data from machines and processes.

“Furthermore, Valmet's automation systems that many of our customers have provide a solid data source. Combining the data from these sources with data from customers' other mill and plant systems creates an enormous amount of data. The core benefit to our customers is that our experts know which data to analyze and how to utilize it. This know-how is built into our Industrial Internet applications and services."