Kruger wraps 10-millionth roll on 14-year old Metso StreamLine

Published Nov 4, 2005 09.00.00 +2 GMT

On February 28, 2005, the Kruger mill in Trois Rivieres, Quebec, Canada, reached a milestone by wrapping their 10-millionth roll on a StreamLine kraft roll wrapping system supplied by Metso Paper 14 years ago.

Even by today's standards this 14-year old system is one of the most productive and highly automated wrapping lines in North America. Since starting up in February 1991, it has consistently wrapped in excess of 1,950 rolls per day with a record day of 3,100 rolls.

Kruger’s StreamLine system is fully automatic and incorporates gantry type robots for applying the inner and outer heads. It was one of the first in North America to use robots that pick the heads directly from pallets rather than from head shelves.

The Kruger mill in Trois Rivieres, produces newsprint, groundwood specialties and coated paper and is one of the largest paper manufacturing facilities in Eastern Canada. The mill's seven paper machines have a combined total output of 670,000 metric tons per year that is wrapped and shipped all over North America and the world.

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