Technology News (January 01, 2006)
By Pulp & Paper Canada
By Pulp & Paper Canada
ABS INTRODUCES PROCESS PUMP SERIES
MERIDEN, CT — The new BE Series pumps from ABS/Scanpump Group optimizes complex pulp and papermaking processes by providing mill owners and operations management with extraordinary flexibility, reliability and process optimization efficiencies designed to meet a variety of process requirements while achieving a low life cycle.
The pumps feature an improved hydraulic design, with large wear and corrosion-resistant free passage impellers that have been designed to manage suspensions, slurries, foreign objects while achieving flexibility in handling process variations. Attention has also been paid to provide pump seal integration fittings and cartridge solutions that offer long -wearing resistance and enable easy access for required maintenance.
VOITH AND ROCKWELL SIGN AGREEMENT
Voith Paper Automation has signed an OEM agreement with Rockwell Automation to extend all automation components from Voith Paper Automation to the Rockwell Integrated Architecture Platform. The platform will predominantly be used for Voith’s papermachines and process solutions in the US market.
The OEM agreement includes close cooperation with joint development activities between Rockwell and Voith, making it possible to cover all pulp and paper production applications, including machine (MCS) and drive controls, standard (DSC) process controls and more complex process controls, quality technology and information systems.
KVAERNER ‘PREFERRED SUPPLIER’
Brazil — The Aker Kvaerner subsidiary Kvaerner do Brasil has been awarded a prize as the “Preferred supplier of machine and equipment for pulp production in 2005,” from ABTCP (Brazilian Pulp and Paper Technical Association).
The recognition comes on the heels of two recently announced orders from Suzano and ENCE.
“This award is a significant compliment for us and we are delighted to accept it,” said Aristides Labigalini, president. “This respected award encourages and inspires us to intensify our efforts.”
PAPIERFABRIK SETS WORLD RECORD WITH METSO MACHINE
Helsinki, Finland — The Metso Paper supplied PM 6 containerboard making line at Papierfabrik Palm in Wrth, Germany, has set a new speed world record for containerboard machines. The machine ran on November 10th, 2005, at an average speed of 1,463 m/min for a period of 24 hours, producing corrugating medium of 100-105 g/m2. The top speed was 1,507 m/min.
Metso Paper supplied the machine in 2002. With a web width of 10m, the machine produces testliner of 9 to 140 g/m2, corrugating medium of 80 to 130 g/m2 and Schrenz of 70 to 120 g/m2.