Planar microwave moisture measurement, since its inception in 2000, continues to develop sophisticated instrumentation tools which greatly expand the utility of the technology into an ever-expanding range of papermaking applications.
How Best Practices can be Quantified on Grade Changes, Energy Saving Projects, and Process Control Parameters
As early as 2016, studies were introduced that showed numerous process control benefits that can be realized on paper machines equipped with the EasyScan traversing permeability, water content, and temperature measurement capabilities.
Tune Up Carrier Rope Runs To Improve Machine Efficiency
In the day-to-day operation of paper machines, little thought is typically applied to carrier rope runs until something changes that affects downtime related to sheet transfers and/or rope replacement.
Advanced Microwave Instruments Can Improve Process Control and Reduce Costs
Capabilities now exist that enable paper, board, and tissue makers to scan the moisture level, permeability, and temperature of their felts without having to go onto the machine.
A New Class of Forming Fabric Structures Can Widen Application Guideline Targets
Traditional forming fabric structures involve a series of design compromises in which fabric life, fabric stability, sheet formation, fiber retention, and fabric drive-load are traded off, one for another, to achieve a specific end result.
Re-thinking Modern Press Fabric Design to Take Advantage of Nip Dewatering
During the introduction of Batt on Mesh (BOM) felts in the early 70's, it was shown that the inclusion of an incompressible component into the base enabled handling of higher water loads and providing longer life because of their inherent resistance to compaction and filling.