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Since January, papermakers around the globe have been able to purchase Voith products and services quickly and easily around the clock in the Voith Paper Webshop. But the new online platform offers more than just an easy way to purchase replacement parts. It also enables all information about a machine, from the original delivery to the order history and operating instructions, to be viewed at a glance.

Ordering matching replacement or wear parts for paper machines that have tens of thousands of technical components can often be very timeconsuming and is therefore a significant cost factor. Even if the machine documentation has been scrupulously kept, the ordering process often has to be preceded by extensive research with the manufacturer. It is estimated that searching for the required components can take up to 30 percent of the time needed to prepare for maintenance work.

2017 07 24 094813Fewer incorrect orders and faster processing thanks to Voith Paper Webshop: Alain Gafner, Maintenance Manager at Perlen Papier AG (middle), and Christian Stocker, Team Leader Technical Purchasing at Perlen Papier AG (right) talk about more efficient ordering processes with Michael Thoma, Director Global E-Business Solutions Voith Paper (Ieft).

Initial customers, such as Perlen Papier and Papierfabrik Palm, were the first to gather experience with the platform during a test phase. On the basis of their experience Voith continued to refine the platform, focusing on making it more user-friendly.

  • Readily accessible, clearly structured machine Information
  • Order tracking and integration into customer ERP System simplifies planning and implementation
  • Perlen Papier and Papierfabrik Palm among the first satisfied customers

For example, customers can opt to search for the spare parts they need using a clearly arranged tree structure or the order number, which may also be a customer-defined internal part number. "A search based on our own part numbers makes the order process much simpler and helps us to avoid ordering the wrong parts," says Christian Stocker, Team Leader Technical Purchasing at Perlen Papier. In the meantime, the Swiss paper manufacturer is ordering around 90 percent of its replacement parts from the Voith Paper Webshop.

A few clicks are all it takes to access prices, delivery times and availability. For Michelle White, Senior Purchaser for the UK at Papierfabrik Palm, the Voith Paper Webshop has meanwhile become one of the most important platforms used by the company: “The Webshop shows me all information on component specifications and sizes – and also, exactly where the part is located in the machine." She believes that the benefits of the Voith Paper Webshop are much greater than those of other online shops she is familiar with.

"Thanks to order tracking the person placing the order can see exactly when a part arrives at the plant, allowing for highly accurate scheduling of maintenance works. Being able to see the current availability of parts also allows paper manufacturers to maintain a leaner spare parts inventory," explains Michael Thoma, Director Global E-Business Solutions Voith Paper.

A seamless integration of the Webshop into the customer's ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system allows ordering and order processing to be realized effectively without system interruptions. As a result, ordering history and tracking are rendered transparent for both parties, the ordering process is easier to plan and is much simplified for all participants.

Voith Paper is a Group Division of Voith and the leading partner and pioneer in the paper industry. Through constant innovations, Voith Paper is optimizing the paper manufacturing process, focusing on developing resource-conserving products to reduce the use of energy, water and fibers. Furthermore, Voith Paper offers a broad service portfolio for all sections of the paper manufacturing process.

For 150 years, Voith technologies have been inspiring its customers, business partners and employees all over the world. Founded in 1867, Voith today has around 19,000 employees and earns 4.3 billion euros in sales. It has locations in more than 60 countries and is one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe. As a technology leader, Voith sets standards in the energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive markets.

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At 1:55 pm on 13 June 2017, the new XcelLine TM10 tissue machine in Jiangxi was successfully started up in a new record time. Thanks to the great cooperation between Lee & Man and the Voith onsite team, it took only 30 minutes from “stock on wire” to “paper on reel”. From the very first parent roll produced the tissue was of saleable quality. All the components and parts of the TM10 are perfectly matched and integrated with each other. This state-of-the-art integration ensured a remarkable start-up performance and will continue to deliver excellent results for our customer over the entire lifecycle of the XcelLine tissue machine.

2017 07 10 100401Harry Ng, General Manager Lee & Man (4th from left); Alfred Lai, Operation Manager Lee & Man (3rd from left) and Daniel Tam, Senior Production Manager Lee & Man (2nd from left) with Thomas Holzer, President Voith Paper Asia (4th from right) and Kurt Yu (3rd from right), Vice President Sales Voith Paper Asia.

With a wire width of 5,600 mm, the TM10 is designed for a maximum operational speed of 2,000 m/min. It will produce 60,000 tons of household tissue annually from virgin fiber. The scope of supply includes the BlueLine stock preparation, approach flow system, broke handling, a white water system and the tissue machine. It features the perfect combination of a NipcoFlex T shoe press to offer remarkable energy savings, a 5.5-meter steel Yankee dryer cylinder to enhance drying efficiency through optimized heat transfer, and a high-performance steam-heated hood to provide the required tissue quality with lower energy consumption. Moreover, the Voith automation package with DCS, MCS and QCS also formed an integral part of the order.

Just one week earlier, in the same factory, the Lee & Man TM9 supplied by Voith Paper successfully reached its operating speed of up to 1,905 m/min within only 14 days. Voith achieved start-up of the TM9 and TM10 in two days form the satisfied customer. Jiangxi is an important tissue production base for the Lee & Man Group, which covers the East Coast market in China. As a strong partner to Lee & Man, Voith helps to set the right course and offers ideal solutions for raising quality and efficiency to the next level.

2017 07 10 100418At 1:55 pm on 13 June 2017, the new XcelLine TM 10 tissue machine in Jiangxi was successfully started up in a new record time.

Established in 1994, Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Limited is one of the world’s leading paper manufacturers, mainly producing packaging paper and tissue paper with different grades and specifications. The company’s annual production volume in 2016 was up to 5.63 million tons. The company currently has five production locations in China, with a total of 6,500 employees.

About Voith Paper
Voith Paper is a corporate division of Voith and is one of the leading partners and pioneers in the paper industry. Through constant innovations, Voith Paper is optimizing the paper manufacturing process, focusing on developing resource-conserving products to reduce the use of energy, water and fibers. Furthermore, Voith Paper offers a broad service portfolio for all sections of the paper manufacturing process.

About the company
For 150 years, Voith’s technologies have been inspiring customers, business partners and employees around the world. Founded in 1867, Voith today has around 19,000 employees, sales of €4.3 billion and locations in more than 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe. Being a technology leader, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive.

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With the addition of AiroGuide to its product range, Voith is offering a guide roll cover in a modern fiber composite material suitable for all paper machines. Voith is producing the AiroGuide with a composite material which is very light but highly durable. 

2017 07 05 110813The specification of the roll coating will always be optimized to the requirements of the application in terms of cover thickness, temperature resistance, and electrical conductivity.

  • Guide roll cover suits all types of paper machines
  • High cover abrasion resistance helps to ensure a constant fabric service life
  • Low total cost of ownership thanks to stable service life

Endurance tests in the field showed that the new guide roll covers were able to increase the replacement intervals also in positions suffered from high wear using standard rubber covers. This reduces downtimes and results in lower total cost of ownership. The high wear resistance of the cover helps to ensure that the fabric wear profile stays straighter for a longer period, because the roll wear will not be transferred to a higher fabric wear. Like all composite roll covers from Voith, AiroGuide covers can also be repaired in the case of minor damage, avoiding the need for a complete replacement.

The purpose of guide rolls is to guide or redirect wires, felts or paper in a paper machine.  AiroGuide is a highly versatile modular cover concept that can be used for every guide roll position in every section of the paper machine: wire guide rolls, felt guide rolls, paper guide rolls. AiroGuide roll covers offer excellent value for money and can be precisely adapted to any machine. The specification of the roll cover will always be optimized to the requirements of the application in terms of cover thickness, temperature resistance, and electrical conductivity. AiroGuide can be readily matched with other Voith products, which also improves the performance of the paper machine.

2017 07 05 110836The high wear resistance of the cover helps to ensure that the fabric wear profile stays straighter for a longer period and the roll wear will not be transferred to a higher fabric wear as a result of the speed differences.

Voith Paper is a group division of Voith and the leading partner and pioneer in the paper industry. Through constant innovations, Voith Paper is optimizing the paper manufacturing process, focusing on developing resource-conserving products to reduce the use of energy, water and fibers. Furthermore, Voith Paper offers a broad service portfolio for all sections of the paper manufacturing process.

For 150 years, Voith technologies have been inspiring its customers, business partners and employees all over the world. Founded in 1867, Voith today has around 19,000 employees and earns 4.3 billion euros in sales. It has locations in more than 60 countries and is one of the biggest family-owned companies in Europe. As a technology leader, Voith sets standards in the energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive markets.

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Friday, 30 June 2017 08:36

Excellent start-up of Lee & Man TM 10

At 1:55 pm on 13 June 2017, the new XcelLine TM 10 tissue machine in Jiangxi was successfully started up in a new record time. Thanks to the great cooperation between Lee & Man and the Voith onsite team, it took only 30 minutes from “stock on wire” to “paper on reel”. From the very first parent roll produced the tissue was of saleable quality. All the components and parts of the TM 10 are perfectly matched and integrated with each other. This state-of-the-art integration ensured a remarkable start-up performance and will continue to deliver excellent results for our customer over the entire lifecycle of the XcelLine tissue machine.

With a wire width of 5,600 mm, the TM 10 is designed for a maximum operational speed of 2,000 m/min. It will produce 60,000 tons of household tissue annually from virgin fiber. The scope of supply includes the BlueLine stock preparation, approach flow system, broke handling, a white water system and the tissue machine. It features the perfect combination of a NipcoFlex T shoe press to offer remarkable energy savings, a 5.5-meter steel Yankee dryer cylinder to enhance drying efficiency through optimized heat transfer, and a high-performance steam-heated hood to provide the required tissue quality with lower energy consumption. Moreover, the Voith automation package with DCS, MCS and QCS also formed an integral part of the order.

2017 06 30 083521Harry Ng, General Manager Lee & Man (4th from left); Alfred Lai, Operation Manager Lee & Man (3rd from left) and Daniel Tam, Senior Production Manager Lee & Man (2nd from left) with Thomas Holzer, President Voith Paper Asia (4th from right) and Kurt Yu (3rd from right), Vice President Sales Voith Paper Asia.

Just one week earlier, in the same factory, the Lee & Man TM 9 supplied by Voith Paper successfully reached its operating speed of up to 1,905 m/min within only 14 days. Voith achieved start-up of the TM 9 and TM 10 in two days form the satisfied customer. Jiangxi is an important tissue production base for the Lee & Man Group, which covers the East Coast market in China. As a strong partner to Lee & Man, Voith helps to set the right course and offers ideal solutions for raising quality and efficiency to the next level.

Established in 1994, Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Limited is one of the world’s leading paper manufacturers, mainly producing packaging paper and tissue paper with different grades and specifications. The company’s annual production volume in 2016 was up to 5.63 million tons. The company currently has five production locations in China, with a total of 6,500 employees.

2017 06 30 083601At 1:55 pm on 13 June 2017, the new XcelLine TM 10 tissue machine in Jiangxi was successfully started up in a new record time.

Voith Paper is a group division of Voith and is one of the leading partners and pioneers in the paper industry. Through constant innovations, Voith Paper is optimizing the paper manufacturing process, focusing on developing resource-saving products to reduce the use of energy, water and fibers. Furthermore, Voith Paper offers a broad service portfolio for all sections of the paper manufacturing process.

For 150 years, Voith’s technologies have been inspiring customers, business partners and employees around the world. Founded in 1867, Voith today has around 19,000 employees, sales of €4.3 billion and locations in more than 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe. Being a technology leader, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive.

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With the new EcoCal Plus calender, Voith is ensuring that papermakers can produce high-grade board products with high stability and lower basis weight. The special thermal smoothing of the EcoCal Plus allows raw material savings of up to 3.5 percent. In addition, the process results in an improved surface structure of the paper.

The demand for board grades with maximum possible bulk has been growing steadily over the last few years. With lightweight and stable board products, significant cost savings can be achieved for example in the mail-order business. At the same time, board packaging products are increasingly important for advertising of consumer goods by focusing attention on the package contents which indirectly support its sales. Good printability and surface quality are just as important as stability and low weight. Both properties are positively influenced by the EcoCal Plus calender.

For the production of these board grades, the manufacturers usually use high fresh fiber content. Secondary fibers are only added in some cases. Lower basis weights and maintaining or improving board properties are therefore crucial for lowering resource consumption and production costs on the manufacturer side.

2017 06 22 112039The new Voith EcoCal Plus calender is ensuring that papermakers can produce high-grade board products with high stability but with low raw material use. It can be integrated into existing plants as part of an upgrade.

Thermal smoothing key to paper quality
The hard nip calender plays a decisive role in the manufacturing of high-quality, stable board with low basis weight. It smoothes the paper surface and gives the board a uniform surface. This is where Voith’s EcoCal Plus comes in. The machine calender used for pre-calendering makes use of the fact that surfaces can be smoothed more easily when moisturized and warm. Voith thus equipped the EcoCal Plus with an external induction-heated system that additionally heats the thermo roll to a temperature of up to 260°C. This is considerably higher than the temperatures of conventional systems with 200°C. The EcoCal Plus also has an additional nozzle moisturizer for intensifying the bulk-preserving smoothing effect by regulating the paper web temperature.

More bulk and better surface structure
With thermal smoothing, less mechanical force must be applied to the paper web. As a result, the bulk loss is much lower than with conventional calendering. Paper smoothed with the EcoCal Plus thus has a higher specific volume. The process has another advantage: through the optimum interplay between temperature, moisture, and line load, the board surface structure is optimized. This is especially important for the packaging of high-grade foodstuffs, cosmetics, electronics, and medical products. The uniform surface and the higher stiffness greatly ease the tasks of board finishing and printing.

Cost savings through lower fiber consumption
The moisture and temperature gradients used in calendering with the EcoCal Plus require only a negligible amount of additional energy. However, this is more than balanced by the economic advantages offered by the EcoCal Plus. The EcoCal Plus technology allows papermakers to reduce their fiber consumption. This saving greatly improves the cost efficiency of the plant: an annual production of 500,000 tonnes with a one-percent saving in raw materials use translates into savings of around 250,000 euros per month for the manufacturer. In practice, the savings potential is much higher: EcoCal Plus calenders have been in operation since 2011 and have achieved bulk savings of up to 3.5% due to the uniqueness of the technology. Thus, the break-even point for investment in the technology can be reached after half a year, depending on the machine size. Alternatively, with the EcoCal Plus, lower-cost raw materials can be used to achieve the same board quality, which also drastically lowers production costs.

The EcoCal Plus calender can be integrated into existing plants as an upgrade. Especially practical is the ability of the calender to be installed in a short period of time during a planned shutdown. In new plants the technology provides great efficiency right from the start.

Voith Paper is a group division of Voith and is one of the leading partners and pioneers in the paper industry. Through constant innovations, Voith Paper is optimizing the paper manufacturing process, focusing on developing resource-saving products to reduce the use of energy, water and fibers. Furthermore, Voith Paper offers a broad service portfolio for all sections of the paper manufacturing process.

For 150 years, Voith’s technologies have been inspiring customers, business partners and employees around the world. Founded in 1867, Voith today has around 19,000 employees, sales of €4.3 billion and locations in more than 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe. Being a technology leader, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive.

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In the BlueLine stock preparation product portfolio, the InfiltraDiscfilter with new HiCon 2.0 technology from Voith satisfies two of the key customer requirements for modern paper manufacturing, enabling efficient and resource-conserving production, an increase in fiber yield and water consumption may be reduced. The improved efficiency in the stock preparation offers a potential capacity increase of up to 20 percent at the disc filter and savings in pump energy of maximum 50 percent.

  • Prevents vat thickening
  • Minimizes maintenance and operating costs
  • Up to 20 percent capacity increase and 50 percent less pump energy

Conventional disc filters not only necessitate a high level of monitoring and maintenance; especially in the event of process fluctuations they can cause malfunctions that result in costly machine downtimes. These kinds of problems are triggered above all by uncontrolled highs in stock consistency in the disc filter. If such highs go undetected this often results in a thickening in the vat, especially in high freeness ranges. In these circumstances the disc filter clothing is exposed to high mechanical stresses and can readily become damaged. In the worst-case scenario the entire filter is damaged. To prevent such difficulties, the stock flow is diluted upstream of the disc filter, which is associated with a considerable increase in pump energy and loss of drainage capacity.

2017 06 19 100820The InfiltraDiscfilter with new HiCon 2.0 technology from Voith is used in the BlueLine stock preparation unit at Schoellershammer PM 6.

For its HiCon 2.0 technology Voith is also relying on the proven bagless system but has added two new decisive innovations: Firstly, the HiCon disc filters are fitted with a solid system which safely guides the discs. As a result the new disc filters are much more robust and have even longer service lives. In addition, the flow pattern in the vat is reversed, by feeding each individual disc with the flow of stock separately from the others. The patented innovative technology from Voith's BlueLine range prevents the occurrence of critical areas in which the pulp thickens. This allows production to be run with a stock consistency that is up to two percent. Disc filters with HiCon technology can optionally be integrated into existing machines during an upgrade.

With the launch of its BaglessPlus technology in 2012, Voith had already eliminated a large number of vulnerabilities in conventional filters and had thus set a new benchmark for disc filters. On the one hand because the bagless filters reduced maintenance and operating costs, and on the other because they can better withstand critical situations and therefore reduce the number of costly shutdowns.

About Voith Paper
Voith Paper is a corporate division of Voith and is one of the leading partners and pioneers in the paper industry. Through constant innovations, Voith Paper is optimizing the paper manufacturing process, focusing on developing resource-conserving products to reduce the use of energy, water and fibers. Furthermore, Voith Paper offers a broad service portfolio for all sections of the paper manufacturing process.

About the company
For 150 years, Voith’s technologies have been inspiring customers, business partners and employees around the world. Founded in 1867, Voith today has around 19,000 employees, sales of €4.3 billion and locations in more than 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe. Being a technology leader, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive.

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The use of EdgeExpert makes it possible for paper manufacturers to precisely adjust the web edge of paper layers right from the headbox. This unique concept developed by Voith guides the high-quality virgin fibers right back into the material cycle. EdgeExpert can be used for both single- as well as multi-layer machines.

Without EdgeExpert, the entire web edge of the high-quality pulp layer is removed after the couching step, and then it is no longer possible for the high-quality pulp to be reused in the best quality layer. In the end, paper manufacturers can save raw materials worth much more than 100,000 € per year by adjusting the web edge with Edge Expert and the return directly after the headbox. An investment in EdgeExpert pays for itself after just a few months. Olivier Adt, Production manager at Smurfit Kappa, is convinced of the new EdgeExpert after the experiences with the PM 5 in Biganos, France: “We have been using the new system for several weeks now and have already been able to save 4% of white virgin fibers in the top layer. In addition, since the installation, we have benefited from the exact seal with the forming wire, without any pulp projection. There are also no fiber deposits on the system, thanks to the well-designed nozzles, allowing us to keep a very good uptime of the paper machine.”

2017 06 02 080127It is easy and cost-effective to retrofit existing machines with EdgeExpert – regardless of the original machine manufacturer.

The technology of EdgeExpert is based on a specially developed design and results in a homogeneous jet even in the edge area. A perfect seal to the wire side helps to keep the wire edge as clean as possible and makes for a precise web edge. This not only makes the threading into the press section easier later on, but at the same time minimizes contamination and machine downtimes as well. Moreover, EdgeExpert consumes very little water thanks to the design of the nozzles.

In addition, the edge width can be independently varied from zero to 120 millimeters on both sides and set while production is running. This increases flexibility in paper production. The first models of EdgeExpert are already in use in three machines in Europe and South America.

It is easy and cost-effective to retrofit existing machines with EdgeExpert – regardless of the original machine manufacturer. The assembly process only takes a few hours during a scheduled downtime. Moreover, the easily operable swivel device makes it very easy to exchange the forming fabric.

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Voith Paper is a Group Division of Voith and is one of the leading partners and pioneers in the paper industry. Through constant innovations, Voith Paper is optimizing the paper manufacturing process, focusing on developing resource-conserving products to reduce the use of energy, water and fibers. Furthermore, Voith Paper offers a broad service portfolio for all sections of the paper manufacturing process.

For 150 years, Voith’s technologies have been inspiring customers, business partners and employees worldwide. Founded in 1867, Voith today has around 19,000 employees, sales of €4.3 billion and locations in more than 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe. Being a technology leader, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive.

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In the shape of standard VN 3260/TN 0790, Voith Paper and Trützschler Nonwovens have developed a new safety standard for wet-laid spunlaced (WLS) Nonwovens machines. The standard will help producers of Nonwovens to ensure safe and reliable operation of their machines. It also provides the basic prerequisite for meeting expectations in respect of production and quality.

  • Basis for safe production of Nonwovens
  • Combination of proven standards for paper and textile machines
  • Standardization process by ISO initiated

Voith and Trützschler jointly developed the manufacturing process for wet-laid and hydroentangled Nonwovens. The machines on which the materials are produced consist partly of paper machine components and partly of components from Nonwoven machines. The manufacturing process for wet-laid Nonwovens is similar to that for producing paper: A suspension consisting of water and fibers up to 40 mm long is passed over a wire on which a homogeneous fiber mat forms. The hydroentangling or spunlacing process produces bonded Nonwovens that can be textured if required. Drying and winding of the Nonwovens are done on other machine components.

2017 05 05 105430Voith and Trützschler present new safety standard for WLS facilities (machines for wet-laid spunlaced nonwovens).

The newly developed standard combines various Voith and Trützschler safety standards for paper and textile machines in a new document and thus defines the safety requirements for new hybrid machines.

The safety standard has already been incorporated by the International Standardization Organization (ISO) as the basis for developing an international standard, so as to achieve greater impact at global level.

About Trützschler
With about 3000 employees, Trützschler is one of the world's leading textile machinery manufacturers. Trützschler specializes in machines, installations and accessories for spinning preparation, the nonwovens and man-made fiber industry. The headquarters of the more than 125 year old company is based in Mönchengladbach, Germany. Its main sites are located in Germany, India, China, Brazil, USA and Switzerland.

Trützschler Nonwovens is part of Trützschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers and was created through the merger of the long-established Fleissner, Erko and Bastian companies. The company provides solutions along the entire nonwovens process chain from bale opening, fiber blending, bonding down to finishing and winding, as well as for man-made filament spinning plants.

About Voith Paper
Voith Paper is a group division of Voith and is one of the leading partners and pioneers in the paper industry. Through constant innovations, Voith Paper is optimizing the paper manufacturing process, focusing on developing resource-saving products to reduce the use of energy, water and fibers. Furthermore, Voith Paper offers a broad service portfolio for all sections of the paper manufacturing process.

About Voith
For 150 years, Voith’s technologies have been inspiring customers, business partners and employees around the world. Founded in 1867, Voith today has around 19,000 employees, sales of €4.3 billion and locations in more than 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe. Being a technology leader, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive.

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Deformations on Yankee cylinders frequently result in production and quality deficiencies in tissue manufacturing. The MiniGrinder developed by Voith's OnSite Yankee Service enables easy, accurate removal of these kinds of irregularities restoring the Yankee cylinder's ideal crown profile.

The MiniGrinder also readily removes old coatings and chatter marks. What is special about the MiniGrinder is its size. It is so compact that it can be used on any tissue machine without the need to remove and re-install key machine parts, as is normally the case with conventional grinding machines. This reduces time and labor for the maintenance crew allowing production to restart much sooner.

2017 04 28 114706The MiniGrinder developed by Voith's OnSite Yankee Service enables easy, accurate removal of deformations on Yankee cylinders.

One Voith customer was able to reduce the downtime for his machine by 14 hours, because there was no need to dismantle machine parts. The exhaust air system used with the MiniGrinder removes the airborne dust that inevitably occurs during the grinding process. On the one hand this reduces the cleaning effort before restarting the machine, and on the other hand it protects the health of personnel working on and around the Yankee cylinder.

The design and shape of the MiniGrinder has been optimized so that the grinding bed has optimum rigidity. Although the grinding bed is smaller than conventional grinding machines the rigidity is significantly higher. The grinding force of the head is equivalent to that of conventional tangential grinding heads, ensuring maximum precision for all types of applications. The MiniGrinder is suitable for all kinds of metal surfaces.

About Voith Paper
Voith Paper is a corporate division of Voith and is one of the leading partners and pioneers in the paper industry. Through constant innovations, Voith Paper is optimizing the paper manufacturing process, focusing on developing resource-conserving products to reduce the use of energy, water and fibers. Furthermore, Voith Paper offers a broad service portfolio for all sections of the paper manufacturing process.

About the company
For 150 years, Voith’s technologies have been inspiring customers, business partners and employees around the world. Founded in 1867, Voith today has around 19,000 employees, sales of €4.3 billion and locations in more than 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe. Being a technology leader, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive.

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With FormMax, PressMax and DryMax, Voith achieves a higher level of performance for the paper machine by using the optimum combination of products in the paper production process. In the former, press and dryer sections, the Voith products combine perfectly with one another as AdvancedPRODUCTS to lower operating costs, increase productivity, improve quality and provide a safer workplace for operators.

2017 04 28 114052DuoCleaner Excell is an efficient cleaning system for consistent and uni-form cleaning of the surface and structure of forming and press fabrics.

  • Optimized machine performance
  • Lower operating costs
  • Successful installation at Green Bay Packaging

The Green Bay Packaging mill team in Wisconsin, USA has found that the FormMax approach has realized all of these goals in their forming section. The drainage is more uniform, dry line on the wire is more level, sheet breaks have been halved, chemical cleaning and hazards are significantly reduced, and the paper strength target is achieved using a lower basis weight.

This FormMax solution includes the DuoShake to optimize fiber orientation through high-frequency shaking of the breast roll and to achieve good formation and a low tensile strength ratio. In addition the DuoCleaner Excell traversing cleaning system on both wires is significantly more effective than high-pressure showers. It gives more uniform cleaning of the surface and structure of forming fabrics. The Voith I-Series forming fabric will be installed later this year as part of the continuing optimization program.

2017 04 28 114105The DuoShake optimizes fiber orientation through high-frequency shaking of the breast roll. The result is good formation with all paper grades and a low tensile strength ratio.

About Voith Paper
Voith Paper is a corporate division of Voith and is one of the leading partners and pioneers in the paper industry. Through constant innovations, Voith Paper is optimizing the paper manufacturing process, focusing on developing resource-conserving products to reduce the use of energy, water and fibers. Furthermore, Voith Paper offers a broad service portfolio for all sections of the paper manufacturing process.

About the company
For 150 years, Voith’s technologies have been inspiring customers, business partners and employees around the world. Founded in 1867, Voith today has around 19,000 employees, sales of €4.3 billion and locations in more than 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe. Being a technology leader, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive.

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