Honeywell platform includes crepe structure measurement
Honeywell Process Solutions, Houston, TX, says its Experion MX is a fully integrated quality control and process knowledge system that provides superior visibility into the papermaking process while it simplifies operational efforts and is easy and cost effective to maintain and service.
Part of the Experion MX line-up is the Crepe Structure Measurement — Model Q4224-50 – which analyzes tissue quality by capturing high resolution images of a moving sheet to identify important variables in the creping process. These allow optimization of creping blade life while maintaining consistent quality. Longer blade running time means fewer blade changes and more quality production without process upsets, says Honeywell.
The sensor allows mill personnel to monitor tissue structure characteristics on-line throughout the entire production process, facilitating immediate corrective action if the quality deviates from target.
The sensor’s image control unit controls both the camera and the illumination unit for optimal image quality with varying machine speeds. The sensor measures the following crepe structure characteristics: Folds/length; Macro Crepe; Micro Crepe; Impurity; Caliper, as an application dependent additional measurement.
Honeywell Process Solutions, www.honeywellprocess.com