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New Customer: UPM, Uruguay

The UPM Fray Bentos mill began its operations in 2007. Situated on the banks of the Uruguay River, in the country of the same name, it produces bleached hardwood pulp from eucalyptus. This year, the mill decided to procure Wedge to monitor its environment-related actions and also to improve production figures.

“The Wedge process-analysis tool was adopted very quickly and is widely used by all of our supervisors, the technical department, and R&D.”
– Production Manager Miguel Paolino, UPM Uruguay

New Release! The Wedge Data-Stream Analysis system

We are pleased to introduce the latest version of the Wedge data-stream analysis (DSA) system. Fruit of continuous development, it analyzes and synthesizes data streams on third-party system use, all fully automatically, online.

This opens a whole new world of possibilities for utilizing process-data streams. For example, Wedge DSA can be used for automatically monitoring process status, searching events, and vendor-independently communicating Wedge-processed data to reporting and visualization tools. It even enables analyzing data streams from multiple production lines and sites simultaneously, for benchmarking purposes.

The latest DSA enhancements

  • A completely new Web-based user interface
  • Enhanced calculation and data-stream management
  • Auto-recovery functions to deal with broken data streams
  • Enhanced monitoring and calculation-based analysis functionality
  • Message queue availability for third-party communication

 

If you would like to learn more about how DSA could benefit you, please contact us, at wedgesales@trimble.com.

A huge increase in Wedge online training

We had plenty of experience facilitating online training even pre-COVID-19, so it was easy for us to move into a completely virtual mode. The only major change was that even the Wedge pilot projects with new customers are now handled entirely remotely.

The more intense online training we’ve been using recently has left us even more convinced that shorter, well-focused online sessions are the best way to learn about Wedge. We are also pleased to find that customers agree with us, and they don’t feel the online courses give anything less than traditional on-site ones. Quite the contrary. All the feedback clearly highlights that shorter sessions make it easy to concentrate and that the learning is effective.

Learning by doing

Wedge training sessions are interactive – we believe in learning by doing. So we provide highly hands-on introductions to each session’s themes, and participants complete their own exercises simultaneously. This means that using two displays for our online sessions is strongly recommended.

We encourage active participation in the session: ask questions, make sure you understand what to do, and share your results with colleagues. Most likely, the things you’re wondering about are the same things your colleagues are uncertain about.

Flexibility as the key

For every new Wedge user, we recommend the series of three two-hour sessions covering the basics of usage. For experienced users, the content is always customized in line with needs. Wedge offers the basic hot features, various analysis and diagnostics tools, a calculation engine, delay compensation, and reporting tools. So there is plenty to choose to emphasize.

Also, we are flexible with the meeting platform used. Whatever suits you best is perfect for us. The most important thing is that you learn! We are certain that using Wedge efficiently makes your work easier and you happier, and happiness is a good thing.

The secret of efficient Wedge training

So here’s the recipe for successful learning of Wedge principles in an e-training session:

1) Two displays
2) Two hours undisturbed per session
3) A curious mind and the courage to ask lots of questions

Doesn’t sound too complicated, does it?

Trimble Wedge is now OSIsoft application partner

OSIsoft is a leading provider of real-time data infrastructure for operational intelligence. OSIsoft is widely used globally in process industry. Wedge is Trimble’s solution for gaining value of industrial data. Wedge is fast online industrial process diagnostics system to make the most of the data that systems like OSIsoft provides.

Trimble COVID-19 Response

March 19, 2020

Trimble appreciates the trust you place in us and in our technology every day. In this time of uncertainty due to COVID-19, we want to assure you we are taking all recommended precautions to protect our employees and our infrastructure so that we can continue to provide the highest levels of service to you.

In an abundance of caution, all employees, except those in essential production and service roles that require office or fieldwork, are working from home and we are adhering to government-recommended restrictions on travel. We are taking advantage of the investment we have made in a robust infrastructure of cloud-based collaboration tools so our employees are able to work in a secure and efficient manner to provide you with the highest level of service.

Trimble appreciates your business and together we will get through these challenging times. We will continue to take all necessary steps to ensure the safety and well-being of our dedicated employees and the continuity of the services and technology that support your operations. We are open for business and here to serve you. Please do not hesitate to call on us.

We wish you, your colleagues and your families health and safety.

Sincerely,

 

 

 

Kevin Toohill
General Manager
Trimble Forestry

CANCELLED: Internationalla Munich Paper Symposium in March

Trimble will attend to 29th IMPS (International Munich Paper Symposium) to present Wedge, our solution for fast and easy process diagnostics of industrial data. The IMPS is taking place in Sheraton Munich Arabellapark Conference Center March 18 – 20, 2020.

We will have a joint stand with FIPTEC.  Stefan Seidenath will be there and he is happy to tell you more about how to improve your industrial plant efficiency with the best data-analytics tool on the market. Looking forward to meeting you in Munich!

New Customer: Terrafame, Finland

Terrafame has subscribed to our process diagnostics system Wedge. Terrafame Ltd. is a multi-metal company which produces nickel, zinc, cobalt and copper at its integrated production facilities in Sotkamo, Finland. Its bioleaching-base production process is unique, sustainable and yields a small carbon footprint.  Terrafame is currently building one of the world’s largest battery chemicals production units.

Terrafame is using Wedge to cover their processes from mining and ore handling to bioleaching and metal and chemical production.

New Customer: Metsä Board, Finland

Metsä Board has chosen a subscription for plant-wide deployment of Wedge at its Äänekoski and Simpele mills following a successful completion of the pilot phase.

Metsä Board is a leading European producer of premium fresh-fiber paperboards including folding boxboards, food service boards and white kraftliners. Metsä Board’s lightweight paperboards are developed to provide better, safer and more sustainable solutions for consumer goods as well as retail-ready and food service applications.

The company works together with customers on a global scale to innovate solutions for better consumer experiences with less environmental impact. The pure fresh fibers that Metsä Board uses are a renewable resource, traceable to origin in sustainably managed northern forests.

New customer: Stora Enso, USA

Stora Enso Biomaterials has implemented Wedge at its plant in Raceland, Louisiana. The decision-makers at Stora Enso Biomaterials chose Wedge for its power to enable better and more accurate decisions by means of real-time information on the processes.

The plant produces xylose extracted from sugarcane bagasse. Xylose can be used as a raw material for food or oral-hygiene products.

Meet us at Zellcheming in Frankfurt am Main!

Zellcheming-Expo is held in Frankfurt am Main 25. – 27.6.2019. The Zellcheming-Expo offers a platform for the pulp and paper industry, which covers the entire value chain.

You can find us in Halle 4.1. at stand F29. Our Stefan Seidenath is there to tell you about the key features and benefits of Wedge, our solution for real-time process data analytics in process industry.

Learn more about the event: zex.mesago.com/events/en.html

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