April 2013
Over The Wire Tissue Edition
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Xerium Unveils Next-Generation SMART Roll Cover Technology

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Xerium Technologies Inc., Raleigh, N.C., USA, has announced the full commercial availability of SMART® 5.0 Technology. SMART 5.0 provides real-time nip analysis, including three-dimensional measurement and display of machine direction nip width, advanced capability for shoe press nips, and enhanced connectivity software to connect directly to mill DCS and PI machine control systems. As Xerium notes, roll covers are critical to the quality and cost of paper as it is produced.

Xerium introduced SMART roll cover products in 2008 as the industry's first real-time electronic roll cover. Since then the company has implemented the product line globally and includes it as an available value-add feature of all roll cover types – rubber, polyurethane, and composite.

Harold Bevis, Xerium president and CEO, said that "SMART 5.0 is a significant next step in real-time electronic roll covers. The nip is modeled and displayed graphically in 3D so that machine operators can dial in their machines to get maximum results. The data feeds are straight-forward to integrate into overall machine controls. We are well underway with our machine integration approaches. This is a productivity advancement worth looking into."



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