We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Karl Hoffower, Founder and Executive Director, Failure Prevention Associates, LLC (FPA) (www.failureprevention.com). Failure Prevention is located in Houston, Texas. FPA is comprised of experienced staff certified in Vibration Analysis, Thermography, Ultrasound Inspection, Electric Motor Testing, Field Balancing, Laser Alignment and Reliability Centered Maintenance practices. If it vibrates, FPA can analyze the situation. If it is not supposed to vibrate, FPA can facilitate the solution.
In its continuing efforts to discover and develop innovative technologies for the packaging industry, Amcor (NYSE: AMCR; ASX: AMC) announced its strategic investment in PragmatIC Semiconductor, a world leader in ultra, low-cost electronics.
Some exciting news for recovery operators--the SMS2000 Interface Systems.
Building on work conducted at UBC's Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC) over the past 15 years, the new Biorefining Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC) will bring together top academic researchers and industry partners to create leading-edge technologies that could significantly reduce reliance on carbon-intensive fossil fuels.
Paperitalo recommends you give Lubrication Engineers an opportunity to work with your mill.
Via Separations, an MIT spinout company developing process intensification systems to reduce energy intensity, announced its first successful pilot with Graphic Packaging International (GPI) for black liquor concentration.
Charmin BRB Bot stands in for people, so they don't miss a beat while on the seat.
Valmet has delivered the world's first fully virtual paper mill to Mondi's new production line at the Mondi mill in Ružomberok, Slovakia. Prior to the start-up of the Valmet-supplied Old Corrugated Container (OCC) line, the stock preparation and the containerboard machine, the new machinery's virtual design twin is being used to train operators and other personnel.
If you have waste handling needs, Paperitalo recommends Sebright Products of Hopkins, Michigan.
Minimize Costs with Moisture & Coat Weight Control
Recently, Paperitalo sat down and talked to Andy Cochrane, PE of Industrial Air, Inc. of Greensboro, North Carolina.
The MoistTech series of online moisture sensors for measurement and control are designed for full real time process control, developed for instant non-contact measurement for all types of moisture sensor applications.
SafeShield technology prevents the replication of DNA and new cell formation! Independent lab tests demonstrate up to 99.99% reduction in non-pathogenic bacteria on the paper's surface even after printing and post processing.
Augury, a leading AI-based Machine Health solution provider, announced that Essity, an innovative global leader in professional hygiene, consumer tissue and personal care products, has chosen Augury's machine health solutions to help drive the digital transformation of its supply chain.
ABB has launched its KPM KC9 Optical Consistency Transmitter family, a new range of sensors that provide accurate measurement of total and/or ash consistency for better wet end measurement and control in pulp and paper processes.
MoistTech uses its 40 years of expertise to enhance clients' manufacturing processes and protect their products.
The United States Patent Office awarded Airmaster Aerator L.L.C. patent number 10,301,202 B2 on May 28, 2019. The title of the patent is "System and Method for Aeration by Air Infusion." The inventor is listed as Dean A. Caldwell, DeRidder, LA. Caldwell is the CEO of Airmaster Aerator.
Business innovation goes hand in hand with business process innovation. Intelligent enterprises connect business processes end-to-end for better outcomes.
Hang a right at the fork and go over the levee on East Martin Street in West Monroe, and what you find might surprise you. A large building sits on a rise, then the gravel drive loops around two giant ponds with outbuildings and aerators. Egrets dot the edges, and a family of ducks swims by. With a heat index over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the breeze off the water is cool and inviting. You might be tempted to take a dip. Do not do that -- under any circumstances. The ponds smell deceptively, well, normal. But that's raw sewage.
For the third time, renowned German business outlet CAPITAL and management consulting firm Infront have scouted the best digital innovation units in Germany. Among 50 participating corporate innovation labs, SAP Innovation Center Network was elected winner in the category "Innovation Discovery."
Newly ground yankees or newly "cast" yankees have surfaces that are microscopically sharp, porous and overly chemically excitable. There is a strong potential for corrosion.
The limitations of tissue production at the doctor blade are determined by the weakest point of the sheet blade interface. This is the point where the sheet will break, corrugate, pick or tear causing the machine slow down to run. To optimize your tissue machine, periodic doctor blade alignment is usually made, however, very few machines have also performed a Deflection Analysis.
Dryer fabric contamination can affect sheet handling, threading, and drying rate -- as well as creating sheet defects and/or sheet breaks.
Getting an optimum yankee coating has always been tricky. In the past, non-uniform CD variables such as spray boom alignment, yankee temperature and hood CD variation, hot yankee edges, moisture streaks, worn suction pressure rolls and creping doctor misalignment have always been obstacles to getting a good organic coating.
The GONIOMETER is a neglected but very important tool for diagnosing doctor blade issues in tissue mills.