Valmet has the most sophisticated wet-lap bale handling technology in the world. All machines are based on proven Valmet Baling technology and are adapted for gentle handling of wet-lap bales.
A fully automated production line for wet-lap baling offers several benefits. Units in the Valmet Baling product series deliver high capacity in combination with high availability. Most of the service points are located at floor level. This, in combination with smart design solutions for quick and easy replacement of worn parts, shortens downtime for planned maintenance, which enhances possibilities to maximize production levels.
A fully automated production line for wet lap baling offers several benefits. Units in Valmet’s baling product series deliver high capacity in combination with high availability. Most of the service points are located at floor level. This, in combination with smart design solutions for quick and easy replacement of worn parts, shortens downtime for planned maintenance,
which enhances possibilities to maximize production levels.
Valmet places great emphasis on safety and has therefore developed its own safety concept called Valmet Baling Safety. Baling safety divides installations into safety zones. If anyone enters a safety zone, all power sources are interrupted. The intelligent safety system makes it easy to return to production as soon as a problem has been corrected. Baling safety is an option for customers desiring a ready-made solution that complies with existing local laws and regulations regarding employee safety.
All Valmet baling machines are built as independent units with all functions included. Each machine is thoroughly tested in the workshop before delivery. This makes it possible to install and commission the machines in a few days. The ready-to-use units are excellent for retrofitting into existing wet lap baling lines, as they enable short installation times and easy start up.
The automatic machines can be delivered in a number of designs and models customized for handling not only single bales, but also bale units of four to eight bales in different sizes and weights. All machines are easily adjustable for different bale sizes. A complete module system from Valmet makes it possible to build a customized line for meeting special requirements.
The Valmet system for wet lap baling is characterized by minimum effort and maximum process control. Each bale entering the baling line is tracked and monitored using a master control system, which provides information about how the bale should be handled along the line. All units are operator-controlled via a user-friendly touch screen panel, featuring a user interface with simple guidance for fast and easy operations and maximized production uptime. Operators can make all necessary adjustments from the touch screen. The auto start function can be used to restart the machine from any sequence in the work cycle.
As Valmet is a full scope supplier of complete wet lap baling systems, customers can rest easy knowing they have only one partner to deal with during the lifetime of the product when questions and problem-solving issues arise. Valmet sales and service personnel are available wherever in the world a customer is located. If support is required at any time, a remote access support system provides immediate expert help.
Wet-lap bales are sensitive to pressing due to weak fiber-bondings in the wet pulp. The Bale Press presses the wet-lap bales to optimized density without jeopardizing the internal strength of the wet lap bales.
Optimal frame design (infinite fatigue lifetime)
No need for press pit
Most service points located at floor level
A superior bale positioning system reduces unnecessary stops
The Valmet Palletizer automatically moves pallets to the baling line. It is used in lines where one or more pulp bales are to be transported on pallets. Bale stacking on pallets is carried out by the subsequent stacking machine.
Automatic fork lift detection implies safe loading of pallets
Pallets surrounded by a frame for increased safety
Electrical drive on pallet separation
All service points at floor level