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Voith Rebuilds Tissue Machine at WEPA

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Voith, Germany, reports that it has successfully rebuilt and modernized Tissue Machine No. 1 (TM 1) at WEPA, Mainz, Germany. The rebuild was completed in a very short period of only seven days. The customer's goal of quickly yet substantially increasing the availability and efficiency of its tissue machine was thus fulfilled, Voith notes.

Voith's delivery to WEPA included all of the wear and spare parts, and it aligned all of the rolls in the wet end section and serviced the steam joint and the gearbox of the yankee cylinder in TM 1. Also, the overhaul and startup of the felt and fabric stretchers and of both fabric guides were included. The machine frame of the tissue machine was completely refurbished. The refurbishing also included a replacement of various tension rods for the cantilever frame.

TM 1 at Mainz produces toilet paper from 100% recovered paper in a basis weight range of 15.5 to 18.5 gsm, at a machine speed of 1,750 m/min. The WEPA Group has 10 locations in five European countries with a total of 17 paper machines and boasts a production capacity of approximately 600,000 metric tpy.


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