Equipment & Systems
Voith offers new generation of paper machines
By Cindy Macdonald
Voith has improved and refined its paper machines for all paper grades. According to the company, the machines from the new XcelLine offer fast and easy start-up, excellent value for money, pioneering technologies, ease of use and integrated solutions.
The name of Voith’s new generation of paper machines stands for “Xcellent Performance.”
The company says the design presents decisive advantages for paper manufacturers – optimized individual components, combined with improved interfaces and process flows, result in a significant reduction in project and start-up times.
In recent months, successful start-ups of XcelLine paper machines have been achieved. One example is the installation of two packaging paper machines, Zoucheng PM 31 and PM 32, for Sun Paper. Voith reports that just a few hours after start-up the PM 31 was producing several hundred tons of marketable paper. Since then it has been running smoothly and stably at a high production level. One month later PM 32 was also successfully commissioned.
An example of a successful XcelLine tissue machine is the Cheng Loong TM 16 in Taiwan. It is particularly energy-efficient, as the Yankee dryer hood is heated with steam instead of gas, while the combination with the NipcoFlex T shoe press reduces running costs. With an operating speed of 2,001 m/min the TM 16 is regarded as the world’s fastest tissue machine with steam-heated Yankee dryer hood.