Today big data, industry 4.0, or internet of things is everywhere, and in tissue making too. Use of data is a well-established tool in many enterprises.
There is no doubt that the effective use of modern data management systems gives progressive tissue producers a competitive edge. The ability of a data system to manage the process with increased accuracy, precision and reproducibility removes much of the black art or intuition previously prevalent in tissue making. Troubleshooting process or tissue machine output upsets becomes far faster and more effective. Additionally, statistical modelling and soft sensor concepts will yield even higher economic benefits to the tissue maker in terms of improved quality, higher productivity and lower raw material costs and wastage.
"Data Analytics for Tissue" was previously published on www.tissuestory.com and in the magazine World Pulp & Paper 2017. For the full article, please refer to our download.