The web inspection system detects defects in the board web with machine vision. A two LED light beams and one camera beam located in front of the reeler measuring the body and surface defects and second camera and LED light beam in the coating with low angle reflection measuring coating defects.
Thanks to the new web inspection system, M-real Kyro will be able to monitor its quality better than before. A similar system is already being used on the winder.
"An order for a second web inspection system is proof of the system's technological excellence as well as of the customer's trust in Metso's support during its entire life cycle," says Sales Manager Juha Mykkänen of Metso.
Metso acquired the Viconsys machine vision business in April 2010 to complement its product and service offering. The delivery to M-real Kyro is the first web inspection system supplied by Metso.
M-real, Europe's leading board supplier and a major paper producer, provides its customers with high-quality board and paper for consumer packaging and to meet the needs of communications and advertising. The company's global sales network serves brand owners, carton printers, publishers, printing houses, merchants, and office suppliers. The company's sales in 2009 were EUR 2.4 billion and it has some 4,900 employees.