Metsä Board’s Kyro mill is to begin using artificial intelligence for quality management on its folding boxboard machine. Supplied by Voith, the software uses measurement results related to the quality properties of and the mill’s process data. By combining various process parameters and using statistical models the system can automatically predict quality values and adjust process parameters in real time. This improves the production efficiency of the folding boxboard machine and improves quality consistency.
‘Artificial intelligence will contribute to high efficiency and accuracy of production process control. Production waste will decrease, product quality consistency will further improve and grade changes will be quicker,’ said Ari Kiviranta, senior vice president development at Metsä Board. ‘The operators at the mill can now focus on comprehensive management and operational development.’
Metsä Board is also investigating different possibilities to take artificial intelligence into use at other Metsä Board mills.