Slitter management was developed by Valmet to help our customers overcome winder problems such as poor slitting equipment condition, poor quality blades and bands, dull blades and bands, hand injuries and insufficient operator slitting process knowledge and abilities.
Valmet Slitter management brings slitting best practices to your winder. Our services and technology include state-of-the-art blade design and materials, sharpness techniques, safe and easy slitter changes, and comprehensive OEM slitter section training.
Valmet Slitter Management Program is tailored to your needs. It includes the high-quality top slitters and carbide bottom bands with the hardened outer surface, superfinishing grinding of top and bottom slitters, automatic replacement of top and bottom slitters from a blade pool, slitter blade storage & transport boxes, and transportation to grinding and back. Further, the first installation of slitters is always conducted by our specialists.
The Slitter management program considerably reduces the maintenance costs, extending slitter blade life and blade change intervals, thus improving slitting performance. More effective winder operation improves the productivity of the entire line. With a fixed yearly fee contract, customer can reduce costs and administration with increased cost predictability. It also reduces the customer inventory value and minimizes the yearly transactions from sourcing.
Changing top slitters is traditionally complicated needing special tools, taking time, and causing hand injuries. Since Valmet Slitter Holder Quick Change was introduced to paper and board mills, our customers witness a safe, fast and easy slitter change:
Additionally, needed amount of Valmet Slitter Holder Quick Change can be included to Slitter management agreement fee to avoid investment and to ensure the performance of cutting devices.
We recommend a full mechanical winder audit to be performed annually. The audit helps identify winder issues beyond the slitter section, catching winding process problems before they snowball into larger issues. This service can be included in the slitter management program.
Whether you are operating under a slitter management agreement or not, Valmet can supply exchange units or rebuild your existing equipment. This service is available for all Valmet slitting equipment.
“The purpose of signing the service agreement is to achieve a high level of availability for the paper machine and ensure the good quality of our products. We hope that the work included in the service agreement will help us achieve our aims,” says Mats Backeström, Maintenance Manager at Obbola.
Winder capacity was becoming a production bottleneck for Metsä Board Simpele. With Valmet’s Fast Slitter Positioning System, the mill was able to minimize the winder downtime caused by slitter positioning during the trim changes and increase winder capacity.