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Poorly maintained tension gauges may cause severe damages

Almost every paper mill using forming fabrics has one — a mechanical tension gauge to measure the tension of paper machine clothing, mostly forming fabrics. When these instruments are not in perfect condition, they can cause serious problems, such as torn fabrics, too narrow and/or too long fabrics, and bearing failure.

Three reasons to use genuine parts

Three important reasons to use OEM genuine parts when repairing your equipment.

Safety in the dryer section

Since dryer sections require use of high temperatures and pressures, they must be treated with caution. The nature of the dryers’ function and required operating care make it important that they be given close attention in the mill safety program.
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Moving the annual shutdown to every 18 months

When a kraft pulp mill has to shut down for 10 to 14 days every year for scheduled maintenance, millions of dollars are spent, and millions more in revenue from lost production are not coming in — resulting in a significant impact on cash flow and a company’s quarterly results. There is enormous pressure to complete these shutdowns on time and on budget, but what if that annual outage could be extended out to every 18 months or even longer? » Read More

Roll Armor coating eliminates maintenance headache for paper mill

The adage “work smarter, not harder” applies to all of us. If a simple improvement can save you time, money and resources, it’s well worth the initial investment. » Read More

Five steps to slash maintenance inventory costs

Managers typically hesitate to initiate a cost-cutting project in this area for fear that parts critical to operations may not be available when needed. In fact, it is possible to minimize the capital invested in inventory without risking equipment downtime, production downtime, or disruption to cyclical preventive maintenance. » Read More


April 15-18, 2018
Location: Charlotte, N.C.
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May 29-31, 2018
Location: Helsinki, Finland
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May 30-June 2, 2018
Location: Jasper, Alta.
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Canadian Bioeconomy Conference & Exhibition

June 6-8, 2018
Location: Prince George, B.C.
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