AFT Finebar®, part of the global Aikawa Group, has developed the MiniSegment™ refiner plate – the latest advancement in diffusion bonded refiner plate technology. The MiniSegment allows mills to replace only the working surface of the refiner plate, reducing the overall cost of ownership.
The MiniSegment is installed on an Adapter Plate, which is bolted to the mounting surface using the existing refiner bolt holes. In addition to saving money by replacing only the fiber-contacting portion of the refiner plate, the MiniSegments weigh considerably less than a traditional plate, making them easy to position when bolting and safer to handle.
AFT Finebar MiniSegments can be applied to nearly any single disk, double disk, or Tridisk low consistency refiner.