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Xerium Launches SMART Technology for Tissue Suction Rolls

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Xerium Technologies Inc., Youngsville, N.C., USA, has launched SMART® Technology engineered especially for vacuum assisted suction roll applications on tissue and paper machines. This newly developed functionality for the company’s patented SMART Technology platform provides tissue, paper, and paperboard manufacturers real-time diagnostics and production optimization data for their suction roll press positions. More information about SMART Technology is available online.
"We are extremely excited to release this game-changing new functionality for suction presses," said Bill Butterfield, EVP and CTO of Xerium. "This was the single most requested new product from our global customers, and we are delighted to deliver after extensive research and successful field trials. SMART technology has the potential to revolutionize the way our customers manage their presses, and provides new insight into the dynamics of yankee roll positions in tissue, as well as cluster presses in traditional paper and board grades. Customers are already reporting benefits after installing this new technology including: reduced problems with roll crown issues, improved machine productivity, and product quality. We believe we are just in the beginning stages in terms of the potential for this innovative platform." 

Xerium has 26 manufacturing facilities in 12 countries, two new plants under construction in two countries, and employs approximately 3,100 people.


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