Maintenance

Mills and Technologies - Maintenance

Improving Flaker Productivity - A Case Study

Improving Flaker Productivity - A Case Study

Often the goal for roll cleaning is to prevent contaminants from getting into the finished product. However, for the flaking industry, application-specific doctor blades provide a different function. In everything from potato starch flaking to pharmaceutical uses, the goal is to efficiently remove the product from the roll and generate maximum yield. So what benefit do roll cleaning and scraping technologies offer the flaking industry? The following case study illustrates how a specialized blade holder and flaking blade significantly increased productivity and decreased downtime.

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Mills and Technologies - Maintenance

Bearing Preservation

Bearing Preservation

A bearing has a random life due to a complex set of factors that determine the life of a bearing. SKF confirms that bearing life is random even when bearings are operatin...

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Mills and Technologies - Maintenance

Case Study - Suction box rebuild

Case Study - Suction box rebuild

In 2013 a newsprint mill in southern USA was losing suction in one of their suction couch rolls, specifically roll #5095. They replaced it with spare roll #5094 and disma...

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Mills and Technologies - Maintenance

Two reasons why your reliability and maintenance improvement initiatives might not generate achievable results

Two reasons why your reliability and maintenance improvement initiatives might not generate achievable results

I'll summarize these two reasons for you and then give you more details.

  • Lack of long-term consistent leadership
  • Focus on the tools that support the holistic system instead...
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Mills and Technologies - Maintenance

Two reasons why your reliability and maintenance improvement initiatives might not generate achievable results

Two reasons why your reliability and maintenance improvement initiatives might not generate achievable results

I'll summarize these two reasons for you and then give you more details.

  • Lack of long-term consistent leadership
  • Focus on the tools that support the holistic system instead...
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Mills and Technologies - Maintenance

Examining Yankee Health by Understanding Blade Wear

Examining Yankee Health by Understanding Blade Wear

The tissue making industry is dynamic with new assets under construction, older assets that are aging and paying the bills, and on the back end of the process, assets tha...

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Mills and Technologies - Maintenance

Thwarting Roll Defects

Thwarting Roll Defects

Starts With Identifying Problems That Require Precision Grinding

One of the most important factors in driving profit and maximizing manufacturing efficiency is, ironically...

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Mills and Technologies - Maintenance

Take a Video Tour of the Kadant Solutions R&D Center

Take a Video Tour of the Kadant Solutions R&D Center

Have you heard of Auburn, Massachusetts? It's about 45 miles outside of Boston and was the home to Robert Goddard, the father of modern rocketry, who launched the first l...

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Mills and Technologies - Maintenance

Roll Armor Coating Eliminates Major Maintenance Headache for a Paper Mill

Roll Armor Coating Eliminates Major Maintenance Headache for a Paper Mill

The adage, "Work smarter, not harder" applies to all of us. If a simple improvement can save you time, money and resources, it's well worth the initial investment.

A large...

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