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Continuous, pressure-sensing press roll now available


July 28, 2009
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Xerium Technologies, Inc. has announced full commercial availability of SmartRoll, the industry’s first …

Xerium Technologies, Inc. has announced full commercial availability of SmartRoll, the industry’s first continuous pressure sensing paper machine press roll. Xerium has been conducting on-site customer testing since introducing the SmartRoll in late 2008.

According to Xerium, the SmartRoll significantly increases production efficiency and reduces downtime by providing a constant stream of true operating condition information to paper machine operators or mill managers while the paper machine is in operation. Xerium’s SMART Technology employs a proprietary embedded sensor system to extract data from the roll cover during machine operation. By enabling on-the-run adjustments, the SmartRoll helps optimize production, reduce energy consumption and control costs.

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