The new standard for wet pressing technology. A flexible liquid filled press body gives the Advantage™ ViscoNip® press the unique ability to adapt to the Yankee dryer shell.
Significant drying energy savings > 20%
High press dryness
Perfect nip profiles in cross machine direction
Soft loading element, adaptive to conditions of other machine components
Many positive product and production spin-off effects; Quality and efficiency
High production capacity
Adjustable nip load for bulk increase and energy savings
The patented Advantage ViscoNip technology is an excellent option for tissue machine rebuilds. With 100 pieces sold, the Valmet Advantage™ ViscoNip® press is a trusted example. Tissue makers around the world are reporting enhanced product quality, increased flexibility and runnability, along with cost reductions, lower energy consumption, and savings from fiber conservation.
In cases where the Yankee dryer might be limited to a nip load of 90 kN/m, which is common in many existing machines, the ViscoNip press can be a suitable option as remarkable increase in dryness is achieved right away already at 90 kN/m compared to a Suction Press Roll.
Talk to us and we can tell you more about how a rebuild could be possible for your mill. We also have many examples of successful installations around the world to share.
Replacing a traditional shoe press with the unique ViscoNip press can really make a difference. Together we can explore how to increase speed, lower your energy consumption and achieve better uniformity.Get in touch today
With a great number of Advantage ViscoNip press installations operating in production machines around the world, it has become the new standard for wet pressing in conventional Dry Crepe machines. A flexible liquid filled press body gives the Advantage ViscoNip press the unique ability to adapt to the Yankee dryer shell. This makes the nip load uniform during a wide range of linear loads. The Advantage ViscoNip press is very well suited for installation in existing tissue machines independent of original make.
The uniform cross machine direction operates over a wide range of linear loads, which opens for extensive possibilities to develop your products.
The uniformity in pressing conditions can be seen in the remarkably flat cross machine dryness profile generated which also is visible in the very even moisture profiles achieved in the parent roll. These even profiles also improve machine runnability and reduce the risk of chatter marks on the Yankee dryer.
Tissue makers share their stories
How a rebuild can make a difference
The Advantage™ ViscoNip® press and ReDry™ rebuilds at Sofidel’s tissue mills demonstrate benefits related to improved product quality, increased flexibility and machine runnability. In line with their multi-option strategy for reducing environmental footprint they also contribute to lower energy consumption.
Mastering tissue production to reach new records
When a highly skilled team works with the very best tissue machine technology, the result can be a work of art. Fine Hygienic Holding’s Al Nakheel mill recently witnessed a truly magical moment as they hit a world speed record of 2,222 meters per minute!
With the Advantage ViscoNip Press your can lower the environmental footprint in your tissue production by saving fiber, energy and reducing CO2. Contact us and we can discuss more in depth what it could mean for your mill.Contact us
Shoe press belts
Valmet Black Belt R shoe press belt is especially designed for tissue machines. The belt has been developed in cooperation with the ViscoNip technology to perform with the highest speeds and loads on tissue machines. It survives for a long time in harsh conditions and keeps water removal at a high level.
Valmet Industrial Internet offers a wide portfolio of applications to monitor the performance and health of your ViscoNip. Automatic alarms can be sent to the Valmet performance centeres located in different locations around the world with 24 hours remote support. For easy overview we can create customized dashboards and diagnostic applications. Reliability allows for improved maintenance planning and using the predictive technology the operators can potentially avoid production losses.
Q: What is the Advantage ViscoNip press?
A: It is a press used in the tissue making process that has a similar base to a shoe press.
Q: How is the Advantage ViscoNip different from a “normal” shoe press?
A: An “ordinary” shoe press has a stiff metal shoe resulting in challenges with follow the deformation of the Yankee. The big difference with the ViscoNip press is in the loading system. When running the machine, the loading element is soft and flexible and can therefore adapt to the Yankee shell. This gives uniformity and creates a solid base for good production.
Q: As a tissue producer, can I replace my current shoe press with a ViscoNip press?
A: Yes you can, regardless if you have a Valmet produced machine or not.
Q: Is this a “one version fits all machines” kind of product?
A: We have designed different loading elements depending on the machine type. For example, in our Advantage DCT200 machines we have an optimized design for high linear load up to 150kn/min. For rebuilds we are sometimes limited to a lower linear load and in those cases, we have another optimized design.
Q: How should I take care of my ViscoNip press?
A: You should have a good maintenance plan to ensure that it continues to perform at maximum capacity. Our recommendation is to work in a preventive way to avoid unexpected shutdowns.
One example is that we have trained ViscoNip specialists in all areas that can travel to mill sites.
We also have a test to check the condition of the hydraulic system, from automation to roll to make sure all components are in mint condition.
Q: How much energy could I save with the Advantage ViscoNip press?
A: Customer have seen significant drying energy savings of more than 20%