Aug. 6, 2021 - Voith announced that it will supply Koehler Paper with the second modernization stage of PM 5 in Oberkirch, Germany. Voith previously completed a successful first rebuild stage of PM 5 with the installation of a Voith SpeedSizer film press and contactless qDryPro Compact high-performance drying system.
PM 5, one of three paper machines at the Oberkirch mill, primarily produces carbonless and fine paper.
"For the second rebuild stage, we are again relying on Voith to achieve an optimum production result," says Hartmut Felsch, plant manager at Koehler's Oberkirch site. "In Voith, we have found a strong and reliable partner with the highest quality standards for all areas of paper production."
With the installation of the NipcoFlex shoe press in the existing press section, the dry content after the press is significantly increased. As a result, large amounts of steam can be saved in the dryer section for drying the paper web. The rebuild thus helps save energy and reduce CO2 emissions in the plant.
In addition, the higher dry content increases line speed and production capacity. At the same time, work safety and operability are improved when changing the felt with the aid of the cantilever framing for the pick-up felt.
The rebuild specifically addresses the limited space available, especially on the drive side of the machine. As part of the rebuild, the transfer process from the press to the dryer section is optimized and a draw reduction is achieved to significantly increase efficiency. The press roll uses a TerraSpeed Trend Supreme ceramic coating, which is also utilized on other Koehler Paper machines. This guarantees optimized sheet release with long running times and a high level of cleanliness. The order is complemented by the proven QualiFlex shoe press sleeves and a start-up set for all press felts.
Voith Paper, part of the Voith Group, is the full-line supplier to the paper industry, providing a wide range of technologies, services, components and products, and offers paper manufacturers solutions from a single source. To learn more, visit: www.voith.com.
SOURCE: Voith Group
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