“Now, we can detect in real time if a machine starts to malfunction, signals that would go unnoticed otherwise. This means considerable savings for the plant in question but also for the environment, as raw materials are destroyed when production stops,” Niclas Björsell says.
In the process industries, just as in the paper industry, manufacturing processes are typically long, and if there is a breakdown somewhere in the chain, the whole chain will break down, even if some machines still function well.
“Our perspective is unique as we look at the whole chain. Moreover, our research can be used directly by the industry. We also collaborate with Jernkontoret, Swedish iron and steel producers’ association,” Niclas Björsell says.