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Ultrasound Condition-Based Monitoring



Ultrasound for the Paper and Pulp Industry


  • Multiple corrugator facilities adopted ultrasound CBM; CTRL developed implementation program and procedures for the organization.

  • Reduced compressor failure rate from 25% to less than 5%; estimated annual energy savings of $100k per facility.

  • By moving from preventative maintenance to ultrasound CBM, the organization improved corrugator roll lifetime by 100%; $120k savings per roll/3 years.

  • Estimated first year ROI of 13:1 (96 hours of averted downtime x $3500/hour). One successful facility reported only one (1) catastrophic bearing failure in 7 years.

  • One team diagnosed an impending failure in an obsolete gearbox early and avoided catastrophic failure. The manufacturer lead time for re-building the gearbox was 22 weeks. Because the re-build commenced very early in the failure cycle, the facility experienced no overall production loss.




About Ctrl Systems


Since 1989, CTRL has been designing, manufacturing, and integrating acoustic ultrasound solutions for our clients around the world.

Through CTRL's industry-leading acoustic ultrasound sensors, supported by comprehensive training and cloud-based data management SaaS, we help to improve and sustain our clients’ production reliability while reducing energy costs.


What Sets Us Apart


Our ultrasound condition-based monitoring (CBM) takes place in a non-destructive testing (NDT) environment, allowing users to inspect and accurately monitor assets while equipment is fully operational. Our hardware is supported by in-person and cloud-based training, as well as a first-of-its-kind data management platform: InCTRL. The CTRL approach to acoustic ultrasound CBM is viable for a single-site operation or a global multi-site organization.


Acoustic Ultrasound Solutions


CTRL’s ultrasound reliability program is implemented through a turnkey process that results in production reliability, quality control, safety, and improved energy savings. CTRL Systems, Inc. is dedicated to helping your organization quickly integrate advanced ultrasound technologies to enhance operational efficiency, increase cost effectiveness, and achieve superior reliability results.

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