Customer case:

More even tension profiles cut winder wrinkling, and reduced breaks at Irving Paper

Irving Paper has improved its customer roll throughput and the hardness uniformity on the winder of its PM1 with the help of a new polyurethane-covered Valmet reel drum with integrated iRoll nip load and reel hardness profile measurement and control.

The iRoll has been a success story, a real plus for us. We are making more good-quality wound rolls; the efficiency of the winder has been increased.”
Mark Chatterton, the Operations Manager at Irving Paper (right)
Summary
Location Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Customer challenge The mill was suffering from typical problems often detected with SCA producers such as wrinkling effects, low hardness profiles and lowered productivity as the number of sets in the jumbo had to be limited. This also increased the losses from bottom and surface broke
Solution Irving Paper has improved its customer roll throughput and the hardness uniformity on the winder of its PM1 with the help of a new polyurethane-covered Valmet reel drum with integrated iRoll nip load and reel hardness profile measurement and control.
Results Soon after start-up four sets of 50-inch rolls on every grade were run instead of just two. The mill now produces larger jumbo reels with finished roll profiles, even sheet tension and improved winder productivity.
Keywords Board and paper, North America, Improvements, Rolls

Thanks to the larger jumbo roll sets and decreased web breaks on the winder, the mill can also now perform maintenance tasks on the winder without needing to wait for a shutdown.

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Irving Paper's jumbo set throughput boosted with iRoll

IRVING PAPER, SAINT JOHN, PM 1
Grade SCA+
Basis weight range 42 – 67 g/m2