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Norske Skog to invest in automation and quality control systems at Bruck facility in Austria

Valmet will supply Valmet DNA Automation System and Valmet IQ Quality Control System to Norske Skog's paper machine PM 3 in its Bruck facility in Austria. The installation is scheduled to start in the 4Q 2022. The value of the order is not disclosed.

Valmet's delivery is part of Norske Skog's major paper machine conversion project aiming at switching Bruck's PM 3 production from newsprint to recycled containerboard which will introduce 210,000 tons of competitive containerboard capacity.

Valmet's delivery includes the system design, engineering, manufacturing, factory acceptance test and installation of Valmet DNA Automation System. The distributed control system (DCS) will cover the PM 3 including OCC (Old Corrugated Container) and water treatment plant extension. All controls are in one platform that allows users an easy access to the data and efficient collaboration. The future-proof solution supports the extensions of Valmet Industrial Internet applications.

The Valmet IQ Quality Control System (QCS) will be supplied for PM 3 including scanners, related measurements, Valmet IQ Moisturizer and state-of-the-art multivariable MD (Machine Direction) and CD (Cross Direction) controls to provide accurate and stable sheet quality in demanding machine conditions, improving paper quality and efficiency while reducing costs. The system is completed with Valmet IQ Dilution profilers for advanced positioning of the headbox valves and with Valmet IQ Web Monitoring System for critical process area monitoring and helping the operators to analyse the root causes of web runnability disturbances.

Norske Skog Bruck is situated in the Austrian state of Styria and produces both coated magazine paper (LWC) and newsprint. Norske Skog acquired the Bruck mill in January 1996 thus completing its product range with LWC.


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