Aylesford Newsprint Ltd. has expanded its advanced web inspection system delivered by Metso in 2010 on PM14 to include cameras for web break analysis. Metso Process and Quality Vision system (Metso PQV) enables improvements in runnability and production by finding the origins of web breaks and analyzing the defect map of even the smallest defects from the whole web.
Metso PQV system integrates the web inspection and web break analysis capabilities using the most advanced high-resolution, high-speed digital imaging technology available. The extension at Aylesford Newsprint includes 15 fixed position web break cameras and 1 portable camera.
Metso PQV system has been installed to over 200 machines since 2006. (www.metso.com/machinevision).
Succesfull cooperation between Aylesford Newsprint Ltd. and Metso is also marked by recent replacement of PM14's distributed control systems with Metso DNA automation system.
Aylesford Newsprint Ltd. recycles 500,000 tonnes per annum of used newspapers and magazines in the manufacture of Renaissance; a 100% recycled publishing quality newsprint which is used by many of the UK and Europe's regional and national newspaper publishers. Aylesford Newsprint Ltd. is a joint venture company between SCA Forest Products and Mondi.