Planar microwave moisture measurement, since its inception in 2000, continues to develop sophisticated instrumentation tools which greatly expand the utility of the technology into an ever-expanding range of papermaking applications.
As early as 2016, studies were introduced that showed numerous process control benefits that can be realized on paper machines equipped with the EasyScan traversing permeability, water content, and temperature measurement capabilities.
In the day-to-day operation of paper machines, little thought is typically applied to carrier rope runs until something changes that affects downtime related to sheet transfers and/or rope replacement.
Traditional forming fabric structures involve a series of design compromises in which fabric life, fabric stability, sheet formation, fiber retention, and fabric drive-load are traded off, one for another, to achieve a specific end result.
During the introduction of Batt on Mesh (BOM) felts in the early 70's, it was shown that the inclusion of an incompressible component into the base enabled handling of higher water loads and providing longer life because of their inherent resistance to compaction and filling.