A new training module for pulp and paper applications is now available at the increasingly popular NSK academy online platform. Focussing on the dryer section of papermaking machinery, this informative and engaging course will benefit all those who specify or work with bearings for this demanding application. Participants achieving an 80% pass mark will receive a certificate.
The dryer section of papermaking machines is a harsh operating environment for bearings. High temperatures, moisture (steam) and potential contamination can bring entire systems to a halt in the event of premature bearing failure. As a result, optimal bearing specification and maintenance can make a genuine difference to bottom line profitability through the elimination of unplanned production stoppages and improved service life.
Knowledge is key, which is where the new NSK academy training module for dryer section bearing technology can help.
This comprehensive learning material begins by explaining the various areas of the dryer section that require bearings, including the canvas roll, paper roll, breaker stack bottom roll, drying cylinder, Yankee dryer and PV roll. The module also sets out the function of each area, its typical operating conditions and the bearing attributes required to provide high performance. In addition, the course identifies a number of potential challenges and offers information about the bearing types best-placed to overcome these issues.
Importantly, training module participants will learn about bearing failure modes typical to the dryer section of papermaking machinery, such as inner ring creep, inner ring fracture and flaking. The course reveals what causes these problems and the best countermeasures to take.
Ultimately, the latest NSK training module provides an understanding of the fundamental bearing principles in relation to dryer sections, where very high temperatures, high speeds and heavy loads can cause significant problems for poorly specified or maintained bearings. Anyone working in the papermaking industry will benefit from the course, including those in sales, technical support, R&D, maintenance and engineering.
The module is available now at www.nskacademy.com (a quick and easy registration process is required for new users).
About NSK Europe
NSK Europe Ltd. is the European organisation of the Tokyo-based bearing manufacturer NSK, which was founded in Japan in 1916 and today employs nearly 30,400 people in its worldwide operations. The products and solutions provided by the industrial and automotive supplier can be found wherever things move. In addition to nearly all types of rolling bearings, the company’s portfolio includes housed bearings, linear technology, wheel bearing units, transmission and engine bearings and steering systems. The company is oriented to perfection in all of its business activities. Its aim is quality leadership in its industry, which it strives for through a continuous process of improvement, excellent product development, optimised production processes and customer-oriented service processes. In fiscal year 2020, the more than 4,350 employees of NSK Europe Ltd. generated sales of over € 792 million.