The Kadant Blog

Welcome to the Kadant Toolbox, the official blog of Kadant. We know running an efficient operation with a reliable process is what your operational performance relies on, so we put our team to work for you to provide instruction, best practices, and technical know-how. 

Latest Articles

Synthetic Fiber Processing on Cantilevered Rolls

“The crew is very happy with the results so far.”  This was the initial feedback Kadant received after a trial of a VeriLite™ roll cleaning system on one draw stand roll. The supervisor went on to say, “Adding a blade to every roll on every line is a forgone conclusion as the potential savings in downtime, about an hour per wrap, is enormous!”

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Keys for Choosing a Fabric or Roll Cleaning Supplier

Although there are many criteria to consider when selecting a supplier of traversing showers for fabric or roll cleaning equipment, the most important is to choose a system that delivers the desired results, which in most cases includes improved runnability and increased productivity.

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Paper Moisture Control to Reduce Curling

During the paper manufacturing process, many scientific processes are manipulated to control the physical properties of the paper such as weight, thickness, color, strength, and moisture. While most of these variables remain fixed after the paper is made, the moisture content begins to change almost immediately.

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How to Choose a Roll Cleaning Blade

Doctor blade? Roll cleaning blade? Scraper? The term is used differently depending on the industry but the product’s purpose is the same–to clean or remove contaminants from a cylindrical surface.

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High Resolution™ Forming System for Packaging Grades of Paper

For years, papermakers have looked for the best combination of drainage and formation in the early section of fourdrinier paper machines. The ability to maximize drainage without sealing the sheet and to control sheet activity over a wide range of basis weights have been challenges with increasing machine speeds and customer quality demands.

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A Filtration System Design By and For Papermakers

Pressure filters are used extensively in the papermaking process and often go unnoticed as they effortlessly operate in stable mill water systems. They quietly perform as designed preventing shower nozzles from plugging and assuring that paper machine clothing remains clean. Pressure filters protect process equipment by removing contaminants such as sand and silt from mill water.

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Roll Cleaning in the Food & Beverage Industry

I sat down with Kadant’s Mike Mercer, district sales manager, to better understand some of the challenges facing roll cleaning in delicate environments such as the food and beverage industry.

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Pressure Powered Pump Alternative Reduces Maintenance

There are thousands of electric centrifugal pumps in service used to pump condensate. These pumps are either simplex or duplex condensate pump units and operated with a mechanical float switch assembly.

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