After some years of absence, Feltest is now back on China’s most important exhibition for the Pulp & Paper Industry: the China International Paper Technology Exhibition (CIPTE). On booth A4608 both Paper Machine Clothing expert Mr. Marcel Lensvelt and Feltest’s Chinese partner Kandas International will be present all three days.
At Feltest our engineers are finalizing a revolutionary instrument for measuring the moisture profiles in press felts. The future of papermaking is coming!
The paper industry aims at meeting the highest standards in quality and productivity. Because of its complex, extensive and vulnerable production process, optimal control is of major importance. One of the most delicate aspects of producing paper is to continuously obtain an even moisture profile over the width of the machine. Serious problems arise when this is not the case, often resulting in complaints from internal and external customers like offline coaters, printers and box makers.
The earlier in the production process you can check the moisture profile, the less you have to correct it at the end. A better profile coming out of the press section simply means better quality and better productivity. As it is impossible to measure the moisture profile of the sheet within the press section, measuring the moisture profiles of the press felts is the only alternative.
Shortly, Feltest will be providing you with the tool to check the press felt moisture profiles: the Aequo (pronounced as Aa-kwo). Ever since Feltest’s engineers started developing Aequo the focus has been on simplicity, use-of-ease and affordability.
Three main features distinguish Aequo from other products in the market. The robust handheld instrument enhances flexibility and enables measuring where and whenever necessary. Further development of the tool will also make it applicable for integration with existing online systems. And last but not least, pricing is very favorable and should not be an obstacle to any papermaker willing to invest in quality and lower production costs.
CEO Marcel Lensvelt: “Everything concerning the basic technology and measuring principles is in place. We are now concentrating on aspects of ergonomics and on optimizations. This summer we will introduce pilot runs with a number of European launching customers. We expect the European market introduction by the end of the year, the rest of the world will follow in 2017.”
In order to remove water from the sheet in the press section, water must flow easily into the press felt. On the other hand, at the exit of the press nip, water must be kept from flowing back into the sheet. These conflicting demands ensure that felt permeability is always a compromise between good dewatering and re-wetting.
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For Feltest innovation is core business. Therefore Feltest is participating in the Physics with Industry 2014 workshops at the Lorentz Center, which is associated with the University of Leiden. Amongst Feltest companies like Philips and DSM participate in this exciting event.
Forming-fabric guiding problems are sometimes hard to solve. To help the paper maker, Feltest has published a new free white paper in the knowledgebase section of the website.
The free white paper describes the principles of fabric guiding and also offers a checklist to solve guiding problems in the forming section.
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After successful trade shows earlier this year in the USA, Finland and Germany, Feltest will now be exhibiting at the ABTCP in São Paulo, Brazil. The show will be held from October 7th to 9th at the Transamerica Expo Center.
Feltest has booth #117 at the intersection of streets C and 9. You can meet Marcel Lensvelt and Sergio Zalewska on the stand during the entire exhibition. Come over to see the new Capto felt puller and the Aequo prototype for felt moisture profiles. We are looking forward to meeting you!
Meet us at Zellcheming Expo in Frankfurt, Germany in June, from the 24th until the 26th, Feltest will join the booth of RS Papiertechnik at this year’s Zellcheming Expo, held in Frankfurt, Germany. We are looking forward to meet you!
Previously we asked you if working at 38°C / 100°F can be considered a health & safety risk: 71% answered “yes”. Feltest BodyCooling strongly reduces sweating, improving concentration and thus helping you to avoid “doing stupid things” when working under hot conditions.
Sweating is, at least in the paper industry, generally accepted as ‘part of the job’ and hardly seen as something dangerous. But the human brain is very sensitive to dehydration and the consequential loss of concentration is certainly a risk around running paper machines! More severe dehydration may cause dizziness and fainting which is even more dangerous around running machines.
When you wear the BodyCooling vest you will still notice the heat – it is not a personal air conditioning system. The big difference is that you are no longer sweating! An additional advantage is that you will recover much faster after being exposed to heat stress.