Digital paper measuring and testing devices accelerate shift to Industry 4.0

Germany’s Emtec Electronic GmbH will present its product line of automatic digital solutions for the pulp, paper, tissue and board industry at the Technical Association of the Paper Industry (ATIP) at La Grande Crypte in Paris, France on December 8-9.

Given a global pandemic, an energy crisis, and rising environmental concerns, the push to digitalize the pulp and paper industry has never been stronger. Market trends show that demand for tissue products and paper packaging, especially, continues to increase globally. However, rising costs of raw materials and energy are leading many companies to turn to digital solutions to optimize operations.

The automatization and digitalization of the paper industry go hand in hand — both lead to quicker, more efficient, and less costly processing conditions. To support manufacturers in this pursuit, emtec Electronic will showcase its specialized measuring and testing devices for the pulp, paper, tissue, and board industry at the ATIP convention in Paris.

These include the ACA Ash Content Analyzer, a portable lab device that delivers a percentage breakdown of individual mineral filler components as well as the total mineral filler content non-destructively (without combustion) and within seconds. The new measuring principle allows for a quick determination of industry-typical fillers such as calcium carbonate, clay, talcum, titanium dioxide, barium sulfate, and iron oxide. Also in focus at the exhibit, but not on site due to its large size: The FPO Fiber Potential Analyzer Online.

An innovative measuring device based on the proven measuring principle of known laboratory instruments. Once installed in the process, it determines the zeta potential of fibers in the wet end fully automatically, precisely, and continuously. Using two possible, independent sampling points, it then transfers the results directly to the process control system or any web server. This enables immediate intervention to the production process, if necessary, as well as remote access to data from anywhere in the world. The FPO is capable of sampling different paper types (e. g. tissue, and decor paper), is easy to troubleshoot, and requires little maintenance.

Other devices on display will be the EST12 Surface & Sizing Tester, the TSA Tissue Softness Analyzer, and emtec’s “yellow twins” — the CAS touch! Charge Analyzing System and the FPA touch! Fiber Potential Analyzer, two portable lab devices best used in tandem.

The application of the Emtec measuring systems leads to enormous savings in material, personnel, time, and energy, and supports the shift to industry 4.0.

Visitors to the ATIP can stop by the Emtec booth number 29 and speak with sales reps Philipp Sievers (emtec) and Thierry Onder de Linden (ODL Paper) for more information.


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