BALEMAT is an automated quality inspection system for baled paper for recycling we have developed jointly with specialists from the Finnish engineering firm Haarla Oy. The instrument uses NIR measuring technology as well as our proven evaluation algorithms to determine the quality parameters of paper for recycling.
The BALEMAT enables quick, objective and efficient quality checks – without requiring extra staff. The first system was installed and put into operation in the Gernsbach mill of MM-Karton in autumn 2013. After only a few weeks of operation, the Balemat had made more than 1200 measurements and evaluations there.
Hans-Joachim Stahl, managing director of Mayr-Melnhof Gernsbach GmbH, is perfectly satisfied with the new quality inspection system: “Together with other paper mills and their suppliers, we can use the data collected by the BALEMAT to enhance the quality of our raw material supply.”
Video BALEMAT installation at Mayr-Melnhof in Gernsbach/Germany:
Video Balemat installation at Soon Orora Paper - Botany Mill, Australia: