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Doctoring, Cleaning, Filtration


Vibration Monitoring in Tissue Manufacturing

One of the most dreaded words uttered in a tissue manufacturing facility is “chatter”. The thought of Yankee chatter makes many vendors, suppliers, and operators queasy. As tissue mill technology has evolved with improved controls, hardware, drives, clothing, and chemistry, Yankee speeds have increased leading to production limitations of the asset.

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Ceramic Tip Creping Blade Exceeds Tissue Manufacturer’s Expectations

According to Jack Allen, Kadant’s tissue applications manager, “tissue creping is an operation near the end of the tissue manufacturing process where bulk, stretch, absorbency, and softness are created in the tissue. Tissue creping is vitally important when these characteristics are key attributes of the final product. Technically, everything can be a factor and affect the tissue creping process.”

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Continuous Blade Systems = Quick Roi

What do food, chemicals, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and tobacco have in common with the paper towels sitting on your kitchen counter? The answer lies in how they are manufactured.

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Tissue Creping: An Interview with Jack Allen

I sat down with Kadant’s Jack Allen, tissue applications manager, to better understand the tissue creping process and unique industry challenges. Jack’s work at Kadant focuses primarily on providing training to sales and service associates about the chemistry used in tissue manufacturing and supporting field trials of the new CeraEdge™ creping blade.

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Fabric and Roll Cleaning Pilot Plant Provides Useful Trial Insights

The papermaker is faced with many challenges when trying to keep fabrics and roll covers clean. Contaminants are deposited and consequently forced into the void volume of fabrics, reducing permeability, creating holes in the sheet, and other runnability issues. In addition, deposits on roll surfaces cause picking or sheet marking.

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Checking Blade Angle Decreases Downtime and Increases Performance

Doctor and roll cleaning blades are used to clean rolls and remove stock accumulations, water, pitch, and filler buildup. Since doctor and roll cleaning blades are used in a variety of industries including paper, tissue, carbon fiber, chemical, food, beverage, corrugating, construction, metals, textiles and nonwovens, it is important to make sure each blade angle is set appropriately for the job.

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Eight Steps to Avoid Trim Squirt Nozzle Buildup and Improve Sheet Edges

Minimizing wet end breaks due to poorly designed trim squirt systems will increase machine efficiency and productivity. This includes avoiding buildup on the trim squirt nozzles above the sheet. The following steps can help minimize buildups and improve sheet edge finishing.

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Doctor Blade Removal Made Easy and Safe

Removing doctor blades can be a challenging task. The function of a doctor blade is to scrape glues, wood pitch, stickies, and fibers from rolls. These materials work into the blade holder to complicate blade removal.

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Nanotechnology Blade Breakthrough Follows Call for Step Change in Performance

Five years ago our CEO, Jon Painter, brought the Kadant R&D teams together with a mission in mind: he encouraged step change technologies vs. incremental gains. For my team in the UK, this meant a revolutionary step forward for doctoring. Blades tougher than steel. Blades capable of withstanding brutal contaminated conditions; providing high value and excellent performance to our customers.

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