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Advanced Roll Cleaning Solutions – Do You Really Know All Your Options?

Advanced Roll Cleaning Solutions – Do You Really Know All Your Options?

There are endless processes for roll cleaning including doctoring and scraping, using a shower system, a cleaning pad, or incorporating traversing mechanisms. No matter the process, a similar goal is trying to be achieved; removing contaminants from the roll during the production process. Proper roll cleaning saves money by increasing efficiency, decreasing maintenance, and reducing defects. Improper roll cleaning can have the opposite effect and damage the roll.

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When Wet Streaks Return, Reevaluate Your Rolls!

When Wet Streaks Return, Reevaluate Your Rolls!

Wet Streaks Have Caused the Paper Industry Problems for a Long Time

A 1921 Edition of The Paper Mill and Wood Pulp News reported, "Previous to the installation of suction ...

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The History of the Rotary Joint

The History of the Rotary Joint

Throughout the 19th and early part of the 20th century, the accepted method of supplying water or steam to a rotating cylinder was through the use of stuffing boxes or pa...

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Do rotary joints have to be restrained from rotating?

Do rotary joints have to be restrained from rotating?

Yes, torque restraint is very important, for both self-supported and externally supported joints. Self-supported rotary joints typically have a cast lug in their bodies (...

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Optimizing your Shutdown Program in 5 steps

Optimizing your Shutdown Program in 5 steps

Manufacturing facilities know downtime is money. Every hour you are offline for a shutdown (SD) is costly from both lost revenue and cost of the workforce employed to mai...

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How to use a Vacuum Breaker above design temperature?

How to use a Vacuum Breaker above design temperature?

Challenge

What to do when you need a vacuum breaker to protect your pipes and tanks and your steam temperature is higher than the temperature limit of the vacuum breaker? ...

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Clean Machines Are Key to Successful Industrial Factory Operations

Clean Machines Are Key to Successful Industrial Factory Operations

Industrial manufacturing plants are going to get dirty. Oil, grease and grime are tracked on floors and build up on equipment.

The plan to eliminate the dirt could mean th...

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Do You Know What to Ask When Choosing a Creping Blade Supplier?

Do You Know What to Ask When Choosing a Creping Blade Supplier?

Creping blade suppliers should be able to provide tissue makers with essential products and services. When seeking a creping blade supplier, consider the following questi...

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A Break From Breaks

A Break From Breaks

Kadant Dryer Management System (DMS) for SBS Producer Saves Time & Assures Quality

"SBS (solid bleached sulfate) board producers are in a business where every minute c...

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Voith's Servolution concept brings better performance and fewer production downtimes to Papel Aralar

Voith's Servolution concept brings better performance and fewer production downtimes to Papel Aralar

Through its ''Servolution" concept, Voith offers comprehensive, tailor-made service expertise that covers all machine segments and supports customers from the planning ph...

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Are all rotary joint steam leaks visible?

Are all rotary joint steam leaks visible?

No, they are not. Very small steam leaks from low-pressure dryers may not be visible at all and are typically not a cause for concern. They can, however, be detected by h...

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