Formation Measurement

Fine paper online formation measurement

Procemex and Papiertechnische Stiftung (PTS) have implemented in co-operation an online formation measurement to help paper makers make fast decisions and to understand fluctuations in short circulation of the paper machine.

Paper formation measurement takes place in real-time inside the Procemex Flex camera indicating paper contrast, cloudiness and fiber orientation. The operator can view CD formation profile in full width and also view MD videos constructed from single formation images. The formation values calculated with the PTS method are comparable between different grades and different paper machines thus giving the paper maker real tools to tune the formation of the various products.