Process Automation and Digitization in the paper industry with innovative testing solutions from emtec Electronic

Date2023-10-28 10:42:02 Hits: CRM

emtec Electronic GmbH, a leading manufacturer for specialized measuring and testing devices, is set to showcase innovative solutions at the upcoming ATIP/COPACEL Congress from November 23-24 in Paris, France, addressing prevalent challenges in the pulp and paper industry.




As an exhibitor at the ATIP Congress, emtec Electronic will spotlight its newest products designed to tackle industry-wide issues such as resource waste in the wet-end and the precise determination of advanced haptic parameters. Among the showcased solutions will be the redesigned TSA Tactile Sensation Analyzer, which will be presented alongside other testing solutions at Booth 22.

First time the emtec FPO Fiber Potential Analyzer Online will be on site in Paris. It works fully automatic, performing sampling, measuring, and cleaning with a very low maintenance effort. It constantly provides relevant process data to the mill ́s control system or a data cloud, accessible from anywhere globally. The FPO can be installed at various points in the paper machine, and is able to sample from two different points. It measures the fiber surface charge (zeta potential), streaming potential, conductivity, pH value, and temperature. Providing real-time data, it enables the industry to further digitize and automate the papermaking process and path to industry 4.0. Considering the importance of industry ́s digitization and process automation, several European countries support and strengthen their economies through various funding programs.

One further innovation provided by emtec is the new designed and revised TSA Tactile Sensation Analyzer, originally known as TSA Tissue Softness Analyzer, established in the meanwhile as industrial standard. Beside haptic parameters the new TSA now incorporating additional testing parameters such as surface thermal conductivity and thermal insulation, alongside high-resolution imaging. A noteworthy addition to the redesigned TSA – fitting the topic perfectly – is the introduction of a virtual haptic database, the Virtual Haptic Library, developed in collaboration with Black Swan Textiles. This cloud-based database digitizes, processes, and categorizes sample data according to specific haptic and optical traits. This not only facilitates real-time global quality assurance but also can serve as an online marketplace.


To pursue today's era of technology and help optimize time, costs and human resources. Technology is widely applied in many industries and fields of production, automation replaces manual labor, and production machinery and equipment replace humans. Industries in general, and the paper and chemical industries in particular, must transform themselves to apply automatic technology to the production process of their products.

Automation technology is one of the important factors determining the development of the manufacturing industry. Recently automation technology has become a trend in industrial control systems. Thanks to automatic technology, labor productivity and product quality have changed for the better. When applying automation, the production system will operate automatically with no human participation. Machines can operate continuously 24/7 without having rest like humans. Not only that, compared to manual operations, automation has automatic lines that operate at many times faster speeds. Therefore, it significantly improves work productivity. This is the main reason why businesses and factories today apply automation to their production systems.

Before operation, automation devices are pre-programmed and all product parameters are provided. Therefore, during the production process there are few errors. In addition, the uniform working machine system also provides a product source with the highest uniformity. Minimizing errors will help businesses reduce a large amount of costs. Including raw material costs, production costs, product error correction costs or compensation costs...

Besides, in the production process there are many dangerous steps for humans. Automation technology will replace and ensure labor safety in production facilities. Human resources will be adjusted to proactive positions. Here they have access to technology, learn how to control machines, and improve their skills.

emtec's launch of the above technologies is a milestone that helps mark the development of the paper industry. Helps the factory improve operating efficiency and limit technical errors. Besides, the application of technology in all production processes is also important in minimizing environmental impact.


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