A paper mill in North America was running cast iron dryers with a two piece head construction. Two piece construction is also found on steel dryers which are becoming more common in paper drying applications.
Widely accepted as the industry standard dryer fabric cleaning device in the paper and board industry, Kadant recently introduced an enhanced system for thoroughly washing the cleaning head of the M-clean™ PRO.
The Internet of Things, augmented reality, virtual reality, digitized twins, artificial intelligence… these technologies are constantly vying for our attention, 4.0 times over. The danger is that you could spread yourself to thin with a multitude of solutions.
The development of the Industrial Internet toward Artificial Intelligence (AI) and autonomous mills will enable mill-wide optimization of processes. By “autonomous,” I mean machines or mills that can act independently without being controlled by humans.
The ABB Ability™ Performance Service provides auto-correlating calculations for online conditioned weight measurement to enable mills to reduce quality losses by getting on-spec faster during sheet breaks and start up events.