With digitalization, the role of humans will evolve more towards supervising and ensuring that different process areas perform well together, and towards managing exceptions.
More and more companies aim to increase the autonomy of their mill or plant operations to gain benefits like improved safety and efficiency, lower costs, and environmental impacts. Digitalization and more autonomous operations also mean that there is less need for human intervention. The role of humans will continue to be important, and it will evolve towards supervising and ensuring that different process areas perform well together, and towards managing exceptions. Operations and maintenance work will become more collaborative in the future as well.
This development sets new requirements to mill of plant staff as more complex tasks need to be handled with fewer people. The amount of information for operators will continue to increase and multiple process areas, production sites or fleets need to be monitored simultaneously. In their new roles, mill or plant staff will utilize data and analytics tools to easily understand and optimize operations.
To support this transition, there are many new technologies, tools and services that help mill or plant personnel handle more complex tasks – and grasp the potential of data-based decision making.
Tools and services to empower your best performance
Create your own dashboards to follow up your metrics or KPIs. Follow, study or troubleshoot processes easily with Valmet Process Analysis Tool. Save and share your dashboard views easily within your organization or with Valmet Performance Centers.
Streamline your staff’s job flow by implementing your entire maintenance process in the Valmet Mobile Maintenance application. With the application, your mill maintenance plan is executed based on digitalized maintenance data and you will get a better overview of all maintenance operations.
Valmet Performance Center is expertise combined with data. You have access to our expert network and get support and guidance from our specialists with a broad understanding of machinery, processes and automation. We perform advanced analysis with your data to together discover your plant’s or mill’s full potential. When needed, our field service experts can visit your plant or mill.
Want to optimize production based on past performance and prevent unwanted incidents from happening? Together we can find the right set of advanced analytical applications that help you predict the future based on historical data from several sources, providing you with a more holistic view of your production process, multiple process areas, production sites or fleets. Give your operators the time to react and prevent unwanted incidents - and to ongoingly optimize machine or equipment operation for better results.