Valmet PM sets new LWC world speed record at Haindl Papier

Published Jan 16, 2001 00.00.00 +2 GMT

The Metso Paper (previously Valmet) -supplied PM 3 at Haindl Papier GmbH in Augsburg, Germany, has set a new world speed record for LWC paper machines. The PM ran at 1723 m/min (103.4 km/h, 5,653 fpm) for 24 hours on 12-13 January, producing 54 and 57 g/m2 VALSAlux grades.

During the record run, the machine's time efficiency ratio was 90.2 %, with three short breaks totalling 9.8 %.

Augsburg PM 3 was started up on 20 June 2000, and it is currently the world's largest LWC paper machine. The OptiConcept machine has a wire width of 10,450 mm and a design speed of 2000 m/min.

The previous world record holder in this category was another Valmet-machine, UPM-Kymmene's Rauma PM 4 in Finland, with a best of 1716 m/min. Also the third place goes to Valmet, the machine being UPM-Kymmene, Kaipola PM 6, with 1610 m/min.

For more information: Mr. Pertti Herranen, Project Manager, Metso Paper, Inc., tel. +358 40 545 9534.

Note: As of January 2, 2001, the name of our company is Metso Paper, Inc.