Metso Flow Control is part of the Metso Corporation. Metso serves customers in the mining, aggregates, recycling, oil, gas, pulp, paper and process industries. Metso Flow Control is selling valves and related services globally to its customers. Metso Flow Control has implemented device data sharing process to part of Metso’s project delivery process by using of the Collaxion portal. The data are transferred automatically from Metso’s systems to customer’s ERP or maintenance management systems.
“Our project handling process with our own manufacturing and planning processes combined together with customer’s technical process definitions creates a lot of digital data like 3D models, computational fluid dynamics data with fluid mechanics information and testing data from our delivered products.” says Jari Valkama, Sales manager for Pulp and Paper industry
“We strongly believe that this type of technical data sharing will be our competitive edge and the key differentiating factor against our competitors. The organizations that are using Metso’s products need that information for optimization and developing of their own production processes and improving their maintenance planning.”
“Collaxion has been so far the only operator who has had enough capability and technical understanding of the configurable equipment information exchange needs. With this type of process it is not the only question how to collect and group the right data from supplier’s own system but also how to share this same data in right form to customer’s different type of ERP or maintenance systems. Collaxion service fulfills our commercial and engineering demands. We have already made three delivery projects by using this service. We are expanding the concept to our MRO service business, too.”
Jari Valkama, Sales manager for Pulp and Paper industry, Helsinki