Voith announced that it has opened an OnPerformance.Lab (OPL) in Kunshan, China. Other OPL locations can be found in Heidenheim, Germany, and Tokyo, Japan.
Voith’s OPL offers data-based services such as data analysis, condition monitoring, smart monitoring and expert advice.
“Our new location in Kunshan is specifically geared toward our customers in the Chinese market who want to use automation and digitalization even more profitably in their plants,” said Dr. Dieter Wenninger, Regional President Products & Services Asia at Voith Paper. “We also ensure more resource-efficient production so that customers can reliably achieve their sustainability goals.
“Voith supports both the installation and commissioning of the digital applications as well as the subsequent monitoring and further process optimization. As part of the global OPL network, the new site will also drive innovative projects and technologies for the Chinese market,” Dr. Wenninger explained.
Voith noted that all OPL services can be configured individually for each customer as a modular system.
“Together with OPL, paper producers define their targets and specific key performance indicators (KPIs), such as fiber consumption, basis weight and moisture stability as well as grade change times. Building on continuous data analysis linked to data mining methods and artificial intelligence, targeted optimization measures are then implemented,” the company said in a press release.
“The solution is an ideal addition to the on-site service portfolio and, in combination with the digitalization solutions of the Papermaking 4.0 portfolio, ensures continuous and sustainable improvements in many areas,” Voith added.
The opening of additional regional offices is planned, Voith said.
Voith Paper, part of the Voith Group, is a full-line supplier to the paper industry, providing a wide range of technologies, services, components and products, and offers paper manufacturers solutions from a single source.
SOURCE: Voith Group