Valmet, Tieto launch Industrial Internet offering
Finland’s Valmet says it has taken its Industrial Internet services to the next level by launching a new offering and opening four Performance Centers for energy, pulp, paper and board and tissue customers. At the same time, a partnership agreement with Finland’s Tieto is the first step in building an Industrial Internet ecosystem bringing the key players together.
Valmet says the technologies it provides to customers are equipped with advanced sensors and measurement devices that gather important data from machines and processes. The customers’ automation systems provide a solid data source. Combining the data from these sources with data from customers’ other mill and plant systems creates an enormous amount of data. The core customer-benefit is that Valmet’s experts know which data to analyze and how to utilize it. This know-how is built into its Industrial Internet applications and services.
Industrial Internet offers reliability, performance. Valmet’s Industrial internet applications and services are built to improve the reliability and performance of customers’ processes. The Industrial Internet-enabled reliability services consist of on-line monitoring, predictive diagnostics and data analysis to improve mill and plant efficiency, to help to plan righttimed maintenance and to prevent unplanned shutdowns. Valmet’s Industrial Internet-enabled performance services concentrate on integrating data from different systems together with production data to optimize mill and plant level operations. They also include both individual process and the whole machine fleet optimization services.
Customers can contact the Performance Centers and get real-time support from Valmet experts and the customer’s processes can also be monitored remotely. The Centers also offer data discovery and big data analysis services based on agreed targets, and the Valmet experts work in them both physically and virtually wherever they are through a remote connection.
Solution ecosystem with leading industry players. Valmet says the partnership with Tieto is a step in building an Industrial Internet solution ecosystem that brings leading industry players together to create new value-adding applications and services to pulp, paper and energy industries. Through this cooperation and the companies’ complementary offerings, production process and business data can be integrated and optimized for the customers’ benefit,” says Valmet.
The collaboration starts around Enterprise Resource Planning and Manufacturing Execution Systems.