Process upgrades for pulp drying

Valmet automation and service upgrades include smart lifecycle management for optimized TCO, automation updates and installations with complete start-up and process support as well as process improvements for the entire fiberline. We provide problem-solving support and investment planning for a number of different automation platforms, always according to customer need.

Pulp producers typically look for improved capacity and quality while maintaining or increasing competitiveness. With newest technologies, materials and designs, smart solutions and upgrades help customers reach these targets. Benefits include production, steam and energy cost savings, improved runnability, safety and higher availability of machine and automation equipments.

The PDU technology centers are located in Finland (Ulvila/Pori, Raisio and Jyväskylä) and are able to serve engineering, audits and specialists for entire pulp drying machine, as well as new solutions and equipments. From these locations, complete new pulp drying lines and equipment’s solutions and upgrades are delivered globally, wherever they are, moving our customers forward.

Process upgrades for wet end
Trim Eater Energy saving product for wet end trim handling
Wet End Tail Threading More reliable tail threading with high level safety
Dilution profile control for pulp headboxes A cost-effective way of modernizing an existing slice lip controlled headbox into a dilution controlled
Headbox Level Control System Suitable for different types and sizes of headboxes
Pressurized Felt Conditioning Effective and energy saving felt dewatering solution
Vacuum Optimization Optimizing pulp drying machine wet end vacuum pump capacity
PickupSaveall Reduce sheet breaks at first nip
Shoe Press Delamination Detector Provides early warning of shoe press belt failure
Dryer Tail Threading Fast, safe and reliable tail threading
OptiAir Recovery Compact heat recovery improves the energy efficiency of air dryers
Cutter Tail Threading Automatically transfers the tail from the dryer section’s pull stack to the cutter
Cutter Layboy Adjustable Bearing Housings For quicker knife clearance adjustment during operation
Cutter Layboy Belt Drives Belt transmission solutions for better production efficiency and increased environmental safety
Cutter Divider Plates Pneumatically operated vertical movement divider plates for sheet edges with integrated wedges
Cutter Layboy Feltless Sheet Transfer Non-felt transfer system, which consists of rolls, press wheels, support plates and a reject plate
Cutter Layboy Press Wheels Spring-loaded press wheels with cross beams (single or double) to guide the sheet flow at layboy and overlapping area
Cutter Condition Test A program for determining the condition of a cutter
Cutter Layboy Speed Overlapping System Increases high-speed cutter layboy performance.
Cross Cutter When production speeds are increased, the requirement for a 2-knife rotating roll is obvious. Replace the existing cutter cross cutting with a modern design.
Slab press
Slab Press Infeed Optimization Increased production, reduce the occurrence of plugs.

Slab Press Infeed Motor

Increase your slab press capacity by up to 20%
Valve V5 Valve V5 has separate purification filters that protect the nozzles and can be exchanged without having to disassemble the valve.
PFC Tension Bars To extend the frame’s service life, Valmet has produced a reinforcement kit that can be installed on existing presses
Press Stamp and Mould Kit Separately exchangeable cylinder tube design and modernized press moulds
PAM/PFC Main Pump New main pumps for slab and bale presses
Bale/Slab Press Hose Upgrade Rebuild kit for the replacement of thick-walled piping with hydraulic hoses
Bale/Slab Press Hydraulic Unit Upgrade Higher capacity and reliability
Bale press
Bale Press Expander Pin Permanent solution for pivot wear
PR-15 Photocell Maximizes production and minimizes stops and alarms
Bale Press Belt Guide For easier adjustment of the conveyor belt, belt guide equipment is available as an upgrade product
Bale/Slab Press Cooler and Filter Kit Rebuil of oil cooler/filter unit for bale and slab presses
PrePress Cylinders Optimization The new generation of cylinders has an entirely new sealing system
Bale/Slab press Air filter With a considerably larger area that results in improved filtration
Wrapping machine
Upgrade Kit EAD Extensive upgrade package improves availability and capacity
Upgrade Kit EAC Upgrade package for wrapper applying machine
Upgrade Kit ERA Upgrade package for wrapping machine
Tying machine
Wire Tightening Optimization Optimize wire tension in bales
Integrated Wire Straightener Improve wire positioning when applying to bale/unit/stack
Upgrade Kit BBA/BBC Improved operation for tying and binding machines
Upgrade Kit BBE Ensure more reliable operation of Robotyer BBE
Wire Dimension Rebuild Complete kit for tying with wire of reduced dimension
Feeding Wheel Upgrade Improves accessibility for cleaning and reduces service costs
Wire Groove Cleaning Improves the feeder wheel function
Folding machine
Upgrade Kit VKC Upgrade packages that will ensure more reliable operation