Learn how to prevent disruptions like sheet breaks, and more!
The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of products and services, Voith sets global standards in the markets of energy, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. The company employs more than 20,000 people and generates annual revenues of more than 4.3 billion euros.
Voith had limited knowledge of why and when disruptions (sheet breaks) occurred in paper manufacturing. Every time a disruption occurred, a time-consuming and costly repair procedure had to be carried out before production could be resumed. Therefore, a new method of predicting and preventing disruptions was needed to maximize asset productivity.
Voith used Process Booster to predict and prevent disruptions (sheet breaks). Process Booster can interpret and monitor large amounts of data to warn users before disruptions occur. Its powerful AI can process many complex data points in near real-time.
Process Booster allowed Voith to understand the causes of disruptions (sheet breaks) and predict them up to an hour in advance. In addition, Process Booster was able to reduce the number of disruptions per day and paper machine by 77%. This resulted in savings of around 5.6 million euros per year and paper machines.