Metris DryQ from ANDRITZ improves performance at Montes del Plata

Metris DryQ from ANDRITZ improves performance at Montes del Plata

Metris DryQ was installed at Montes del Plata and applied to the mill’s two drying lines in September 2019.

GRAZ, SEPTEMBER 3, 2020. The new intelligent solution for pulp drying, Metris DryQ, developed by international technology group ANDRITZ, is operating successfully at the Montes del Plata pulp mill in Punta Pereira, Uruguay. It was installed in September 2019 as part of a mill-wide service agreement called SYNERGY, which includes remote support and local assistance by ANDRITZ experts, with the aim of boosting dryer performance and stabilizing the process.

Gabriel Machado, in charge of the Montes del Plata fiberline, says “We have been very impressed with ANDRITZ’s professional and transparent approach to the Metris DryQ project since the very beginning. The experts involved, both at the mill and remotely, support us in every aspect of drying line operations. We now have a drying line that is performing in a much more stable and efficient way. It gives us a lot of confidence to have ANDRITZ experts right with us as we deal with any challenges that may arise.”

Metris DryQ combines ANDRITZ’s long-standing pulp drying expertise with the latest digital technologies and thus provides crucial support for customers in achieving their production and sustainability targets. The Metris DryQ team analyses available plant data, compares it with data already gathered, evaluates the results based on decades of expertise and thus provides valuable output for business intelligence, quality management and process information. These results play a vital role in increasing the efficiency of systems already installed and thus secure high drying line performance.

Under the brand name Metris, ANDRITZ offers a broad and constantly growing range of innovative products and services in the industrial digitalization sector, helping customers to enhance plant efficiency and profitability, optimize the use of resources, achieve constant and highest product quality, reduce production downtime and maximize user-friendliness.

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International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems and services for the pulp and paper industry, the hydropower sector, the metals processing and forming industry, pumps, solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, as well as animal feed and biomass pelleting. The global product and service portfolio is rounded off with plants for power generation, recycling, the production of nonwovens and panelboard, as well as automation and digital solutions offered under the brand name of Metris. The publicly listed group today has around 27,800 employees and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries.


ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper provides equipment, systems, complete plants and services for the production of all types of pulp, paper, board and tissue. The technologies and services focus on maximum utilization of raw materials, increased production efficiency and sustainability as well as lower overall operating costs. Boilers for power production, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of nonwovens and panelboard (MDF), as well as recycling and shredding solutions for various waste materials also form a part of this business area.


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