Ahlstrom-Munksjö

Ahlstrom-Munksjö

“Safety, reliability and overall efficiency”

Problem
In partnership with their customers, Ahlstrom-Munksjö innovates solutions that make their businesses more efficient and sustainable. By challenging the boundaries for how to use fiber in various applications, they strive to improve end-user experiences, all across the globe. At their combined Pulp & Paper mill in Billingsfors, they produce many types of special fiber-based materials. The mill has three paper machines and produces its own pulp. Of the 300 employees at the plant, 50 work in Maintenance and 200 work in Operations.

Solution
At the Billingsfors mill, they wanted to improve their safety, reliability and overall efficiency. Many work orders were printed out from MaintMaster, comments were written using pen and paper before they were entered in MaintMaster once again. The result was double work, long lead times and it didn’t help the operators and maintenance technicians utilize their full capacity.

MaintMaster, together with Hash Mobile and the maintenance and operators at Ahlstrom-Munksjö in Billingsfors, has developed MaintMaster Inspector. By digitalizing controls and routines, with easy operator access in order to report instantly operating and general machine conditions.

To implement the Operator Driven Reliability (ODR) program, both operators and maintenance technicians have access to work orders using MaintMaster Inspector. Collecting data at the machine component level, from both operators and digital sensors, enables more proactive and predictive work, keeping reactive maintenance to the a minimum.

Result
MaintMaster Inspector is the result of a collaboration between MaintMaster and Hash Mobile. The app makes it easy to document data directly by tapping a link in the work order sent from MaintMaster. Any issues reported as Important or Critical (based on asset component tolerance levels) are automatically listed as a new, unscheduled activity in MaintMaster. All data collected is also mapped to the correct asset, allowing improved trending and prediction of machine or component failure.

MaintMaster Inspector, is a key component in the work to increase the safety, reliability and overall efficiency for Ahlstrom-Munskjö in Billingsfors.

Work orders are planned and scheduled in MaintMaster.
Using the MaintMaster app, work orders are easily accessible to operators or maintenance technicians.
The correct ODR routine is triggered from the work order and is performed using the MaintMaster Inspector app.

Once the routine is completed, the work order is closed in MaintMaster, and a PDF document is attached providing accessible work order documentation.
All identified problems are set as new and unplanned activities in MaintMaster.
All data collected is automatically mapped to the correct asset for trending and prediction of failure.

 

  1. Work orders are planned and scheduled in MaintMaster.
  2. Work orders are easily accessed by operators or maintenance technicians, using the MaintMaster app.
  3. The correct ODR routine is triggered from the work order and is conducted using the app MaintMaster Inspector.
  4. Upon completion of the routine, the work order is closed in MaintMaster, and a PDF document is attached for accessible work order documentation.
  5. All identified problems are set as new and unplanned activities in MaintMaster.
  6. All collected data is automatically mapped to the correct asset for trending and prediction of failure.

 

 

From left to right. Kenneth Johansson, Maintenance Manager. Stefan Blücher, Machine Technician. Patric Stenmyren, Machine Operator. Stefan Skarström, Production Manager