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On June 28, 2019, the BM 7, the most modern, most efficient and largest board machine in the world, was successfully commissioned at the BillerudKorsnäs production facility in Gruvön, Sweden. The Voith XcelLine board machine has been equipped with a pioneering technological setup that sets new performance benchmarks for production lines for four different board grades. At a design speed of 1,200 m/min and web width of 8,800 mm, the capacity of the BM 7 is 550,000 metric tons per year. Start-up took just seven days from stock on wire to paper on reel.

  • New performance benchmarks in board production
  • Cutting-edge technologies and smart digital solutions
  • Features other innovations like highly specialized coating units and use of carbon fiber components

“Not only is the start-up of the new BM 7 in Gruvön running to schedule; the collaboration with the Voith team has also been first-rate. As a result we were able to meet all major milestones and have been producing high-quality liners for our customers on the BM 7 since the end of June. We will continue to focus on the successful start-up of the BM 7, safety, production stability, efficiency improvements and innovation,” says Maria Engnes, Program Director NEXT Generation of BillerudKorsnäs.

“With the board machine in Gruvön, currently the most modern in the world, Voith Paper has once again been able to reinforce its position as a technology leader and innovation driver,” adds Patrick Romes, Senior Project Manager, Voith Paper.

BillerudKorsnäs, Voith XcellLine KM 7 Gruvön, SwedenBillerudKorsnäs, Voith XcellLine KM 7 Gruvön, Sweden

State-of-the-art: outstanding technological features
Some of the standout features of the former section include a three-ply wire section with a DuoFormer D II hybrid former, two state-of-the-art DuoShake shakers and a fiber orientation control system. The scope of supply also includes various MasterJet Pro F systems with additional IntraDamp modules for the headbox. In the press section, a Tandem NipcoFlex shoe press with SolarPress roll covers ensures optimum dewatering.
In the dryer section, EvoDry steel cylinders are being used in a board machine for the first time. The special cylinders allow highly efficient and safe paper drying thanks to higher heat transfer and greater working width. Another first at a European paper mill is the high performance winder VariFlex XL.

In the finishing section, the BM 7 is also the first board machine worldwide to be fitted with Curl Control. For maximum flexibility and optimum product quality, the machine also has four different coating units: two SpeedSizer systems, one JetFlow F and one DynaCoat AT. Both the SpeedSizer units and the DynaCoat AT have carbon fiber supporting structures to ensure stable CD profiles with consistent coating performance.

Papermaking Next Level: integrative digital solutions
The Papermaking 4.0 solutions OnEfficiency and OnCare, which allow all process data to be monitored and controlled online in a user-friendly format, are also major components of the BM 7. Among other things, OnEfficiency Forming enables de-watering, retention and flocculation to be stabilized and coordinated at the same time. The OnCare package including integrated asset management ensures maximum machine availability thanks to highly efficient preventive maintenance of the entire paper machine. This in turn also helps reduce project costs.

from left to right, Magnus Johansson, BillerudKorsnäs, project manager KM 7, Christian Merz, Chief Commissioning Engineer Voith Paperfrom left to right, Magnus Johansson, BillerudKorsnäs, project manager KM 7, Christian Merz, Chief Commissioning Engineer Voith Paper

Initial clothing of BM 7 by Voith
Voith was engaged to supply the initial clothing for the BM 7. In addition, as main supplier for the BillerudKorsnäs mill, Voith will over the next three years supply the CleanWeave dryer fabrics, Kinetic and Infinity press felts and I-Series forming fabrics. This will ensure consistently high paper quality and is yet further evidence of the customer’s trust in Voith and confirmation of Voith’s success as a full-line supplier.

About the Voith Group
The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 19,000 employees, sales of € 4.2 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the large family-owned companies in Europe.

The Group Division Voith Paper is part of the Voith Group. As the full-line supplier to the paper industry, it provides the largest range of technologies, services, components and products on the market and offers paper manufacturers solutions from one single source. The company’s continuous stream of innovations takes papermaking to the next level and facilitates resource-conserving production. With its Servolution concept, Voith offers its customers tailored service solutions for all sections of the production process. Voith Papermaking 4.0 ensures that equipment is optimally connected, while the secure use of generated data enables paper manufacturers to improve plant availability and efficiency.

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The new website of the Voith PaperSchool is now online. The school offers comprehensive training courses covering all aspects of the paper manufacturing process. In addition to a wide range of existing training courses, participants can also access personalized training content – using the latest methods like computer-assisted training or virtual reality and with hands-on training on the actual machines and equipment. This allows them to achieve a sustained improvement in their skills and know-how.

Whether employees from machine operation, maintenance or management, paper producers are constantly faced with the challenge of instructing and training new personnel and further developing existing employees. This is necessary to ensure safe and efficient plant operation across the entire paper manufacturing process. However, the resources and expertise needed to provide this kind of training are often lacking. As a full-line supplier with a broad range of services, Voith offers targeted training programs underpinned by the latest best practice experience through its well-established PaperSchool under the Servolution concept. In doing so, Voith can draw on its long-standing experience and expertise in this area; the long-established company conducted its first training for customers as far back as 1910.

The Voith PaperSchool employs effective training methods and offers a tailored transfer of knowledge and skills for different needs.The Voith PaperSchool employs effective training methods and offers a tailored transfer of knowledge and skills for different needs.

Customer-specific and standardized training modules
The training courses are available at the Voith Training Centers around the world, on site at customer’s paper mill, as well as online. Participants can develop specialized knowledge under the guidance of Voith experts. The training is tailored to all needs and imparts basic, intermediate and advanced knowledge. The exact training plan can be put together according to specific personal requirements – a common definition and prioritization of training content and methods take place.

The training courses cover various areas of paper production and stock preparation, maintenance such as example auxiliary systems, maintenance strategies and methodologies like communication, analysis and structured problem-solving.

Effective training methods
Different methods are used to impart knowledge and skills: classroom, hands-on, e-learning and virtual reality training. In classroom training, an expert provides the trainees with general knowledge about paper production and answers questions. In the case of hands-on training, trainees learn certain tasks in a controlled classroom setting under instruction. The training can be extended to include exposure to real-life conditions on the machines. The e-learning method, on the other hand, allows participants to learn according to their own timetable, regardless of location – and therefore is available 24/7. Learning outcomes is ensured by means of continuous testing and repetitions, and a support team is available 24/7 to answer any questions the trainee may have.

Innovative virtual reality training
One new kind of method is virtual reality training, an interactive training in a computer-generated environment. For training purposes, this cutting-edge technology makes it possible to simulate a virtual exploration of an entire paper machine or the behavior in a hazardous situation without actually endangering the people taking part. In addition, virtual reality training can be used to allow trainees to learn and practice various assembly operations, so they can subsequently perform proper maintenance on the actual machine.

Further information and booking for available training courses can be found on the new website of the Voith PaperSchool: www.voith.com/paperschool. In the future, the trainings can also be easily booked via the Voith Paper Webshop.

About the Voith Group
The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 19,000 employees, sales of € 4.2 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the large family-owned companies in Europe.

The Group Division Voith Paper is part of the Voith Group. As the full-line supplier to the paper industry, it provides the largest range of technologies, services, components and products on the market and offers paper manufacturers solutions from one single source. The company’s continuous stream of innovations takes papermaking to the next level and facilitates resource-conserving production. With its Servolution concept, Voith offers its customers tailored service solutions for all sections of the production process. Voith Papermaking 4.0 ensures that equipment is optimally connected, while the secure use of generated data enables paper manufacturers to improve plant availability and efficiency.

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By changing from classic rubber covers to CeraGuide B ceramic roller coatings from Voith, Schoellershammer was able to significantly increase the efficiency of its PM 5. The new coatings not only reduced the regrinding frequency but also increased the service life of the wire, as well as reducing energy consumption on the drives.

• CeraGuide B ceramic roller coating surface prevents shape wear and deposits
• Longer grinding intervals improve paper machine productivity
• Results in 20 percent longer service life of the wire in the forming section

Until early 2016, Schoellershammer used rubber covers on PM 5 for drive, breast and guide rollers in the wire section. Due to the production conditions of the machine and the drive concept, the covers were subject to high edge wear. This deterioration had a direct effect on the service life of the wire. The worn edges of the rubber covers caused speed differences between the middle of the wire and its edges. This led to increased tension in the cross direction of the machine. In addition, there was edge rusting that frequently occurs with rubber covers. Over the course of time, they cause the covers to rise at the edges. To prevent damage to the paper machine, Schoellershammer had to stop production every five to seven months, remove the roll covers and regrind them.

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These downtimes significantly reduced the efficiency of the production line on which Schoellershammer produces half of its annual paper production, equating to around 500,000 tons of corrugated board.

Armin Vetter, Managing Director of Schoellershammer, therefore decided to replace the rubber covers with CeraGuide B ceramic coating from Voith at the beginning of 2016. CeraGuide B has been specially developed for the working conditions of drive and guide rollers in the wire section and has a dirt-repellent and abrasion-resistant surface. This prevents deposits while extending the grinding intervals.

In addition, the use of CeraGuide B reduces energy consumption. Shortly after installing the first drive roller in the lower wire position, the consumption of drive energy was reduced by five percent. In contrast, the service life of the wire increased significantly: After five months in operation, the service life of the wire increased by about 20 percent. In addition, the consistently homogeneous roll surfaces resulted in a better and more stable web profile.

Due to the positive experience, the Duerener paper manufacturer has now equipped all wire section rolls of PM 5 with CeraGuide B ceramic coatings. The company has also decided to apply Voith's innovation to PM 6, which produces about 250,000 tons of corrugated board per year.

About Schoellershammer
The Schoellershammer paper mill is part of Schoellershammer GmbH & Co. KG. It has existed since 1784 and today the company produces per year around 500,000 tons of corrugated base paper on two paper machines. The company employs 245 people and has an annual turnover of around 200 million euros.

About the Voith Group
The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 19,000 employees, sales of € 4.2 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the large family-owned companies in Europe.

The Group Division Voith Paper is part of the Voith Group. As the full-line supplier to the paper industry, it provides the largest range of technologies, services, components and products on the market and offers paper manufacturers solutions from one single source. The company’s continuous stream of innovations takes papermaking to the next level and facilitates resource-conserving production. With its Servolution concept, Voith offers its customers tailored service solutions for all sections of the production process. Voith Papermaking 4.0 ensures that equipment is optimally connected, while the secure use of generated data enables paper manufacturers to improve plant availability and efficiency.

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At its New Year Reception in Vienna on January 24, 2019, Austrian Standards presented five companies, including the Voith Group, with the Living Standards Award for the development and use of innovative and practical quality standards. Through the development of a new quality standard, Voith and Truetzschler have managed to combine the expertise of the nonwoven and paper industries and in doing so have produced a customized international safety standard for wet-laid nonwoven machines that can be applied in both sectors.

Experts from Voith worked with Truetzschler Nonwovens to elaborate the content of the Voith standard VN 3260 and then develop it further to produce DIN EN ISO 22291 - safety requirements for wet-laid nonwoven machines.

The award winners from Voith and Truetzschler from left to right: Herbert Haydn, Quality Order Manager Voith Paper Rolls GmbH & Co KG, Manfred Gloser, Senior Vice President Quality J.M. Voith SE & Co. KG, Egon Krätschmer CFO Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA, Christian Knörzer Truetzschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers GmbH and Thomas Kastler, Group Standardization J.M. Voith SE & Co. KG.The award winners from Voith and Truetzschler from left to right: Herbert Haydn, Quality Order Manager Voith Paper Rolls GmbH & Co KG, Manfred Gloser, Senior Vice President Quality J.M. Voith SE & Co. KG, Egon Krätschmer CFO Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA, Christian Knörzer Truetzschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers GmbH and Thomas Kastler, Group Standardization J.M. Voith SE & Co. KG.

The newly developed ISO 22291 now enables manufacturers to design and implement standardized safety equipment. This reduces the amount of engineering work involved, leads to a lower accident risk, boosts a company’s competitive position and thus helps it tap into new markets. In the course of the introduction of the new standard, Voith chaired the Technical Committee ISO/TC 72/SC 8/WG 3 in the segment textile machines.

As a hybrid machine, the webforming machine can be used in both the textile and the paper industries. As different safety requirements apply in these two sectors, it was necessary to produce a customized international safety standard. This was particularly necessary because customers had very different expectations. This standard now defines, in a readily comprehensible way, the requirements that these machines have to meet to ensure safe operation.

Voith and Truetzschler jointly developed the manufacturing process for wet-laid and hydroentangled nonwovens. The production lines on which these materials are produced consist partly of paper machine components and partly of components from nonwoven machines. The manufacturing process for wet-laid nonwovens is similar to that for producing paper.

Voith HydroFormer WLM 1 Albaad, Dimona, IsraelVoith HydroFormer WLM 1 Albaad, Dimona, Israel

About Truetzschler
With a workforce of around 3,000, Truetzschler is one of the leading manufacturers of textile machines in the world. It specializes in machines, equipment and accessories for the slubbing (spinning preparation), nonwoven and man-made fiber industries. The more than 125-year-old company has its headquarters in Mönchengladbach, Germany, as well as other facilities in Germany, India, China, Brazil, the US and Switzerland.

Truetzschler Nonwovens is a division of Truetzschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers and resulted from the acquisition and amalgamation of the long-established companies Fleissner, Erko/Hergeth and Bastian. It offers solutions for the entire nonwoven process chain, from fiber preparation, web formation, bonding and finishing to winding. The man-made fibers (filament) division provides solutions for the extrusion and spinning of carpet and industrial yarns.

About the Voith Group
The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 19,000 employees, sales of € 4.2 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the large family-owned companies in Europe.

The Group Division Voith Paper is part of the Voith Group. As the full-line supplier to the paper industry, it provides the largest range of technologies, services, components and products on the market and offers paper manufacturers solutions from one single source. The company’s continuous stream of innovations takes papermaking to the next level and facilitates resource-conserving production. With its Servolution concept, Voith offers its customers tailored service solutions for all sections of the production process. Voith Papermaking 4.0 ensures that equipment is optimally connected, while the secure use of generated data enables paper manufacturers to improve plant availability and efficiency.

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Developed for the highest customer requirements and specially designed for maximum output: With VariFlex Performance, Voith sharpens its portfolio of two-drum winders.

VariFlex Performance is a new solution that has already been successfully launched on the market. With this leading-edge winder, Voith reinforces its position as a technology leader in the paper industry. It sets new performance standards in terms of high-capacity winding, thanks to a design speed of 3,000 meters per minute and a 25-second set change time. This results in a significant increase in both efficiency and productivity. VariFlex is designed for a working width of up to 10 meters.

VariFlex Performance was developed to meet the highest customer requirementsVariFlex Performance was developed to meet the highest customer requirements

“With VariFlex Performance, Voith has developed a new high-capacity winder that is designed from scratch to fulfill all customer demands. Consequently, this winder fully focuses on the best winding quality, reliability and maximum production,” says Christian Woelfel, Head of Application at Voith.

“VariFlex Performance is our foundation for implementing full digitalization and connectivity in the end section,” adds Daniel Juergens, Global Product Manager at Voith. “In combination with our upcoming developments in the end section, this winder is a central element to bring key features – such as predictive winding, fully automatic process communication and highest winder throughput – to the next level.”

State-of-the-art technology
The unique Gecko OneStep system ensures reliable start and end gluing. Further boosting of the winding performance is achieved with SmoothRun technology. This active drum dampening system significantly reduces paper induced vibrations, leading to an increased capacity as well as brilliant winding results.

Innovative and user-friendly automation system
Live condition monitoring and a clear system analysis are features of the automation system. In addition, the system provides an easy data exchange to the mill system and enables the integration of automatic jumbo roll identification.

Before delivery, the two-drum winder is extensively tested at VoithBefore delivery, the two-drum winder is extensively tested at Voith

Short assembly and start-up time
VariFlex Performance will be delivered in only five main assembly modules. All modules are placed on common foundation rails, which simplifies alignment work as well as the civil engineering process. Voith handles the entire setup. Thorough in-house testing ensures that the system operates reliably right from the beginning.

For more information about VariFlex Performance, visit the Voith website: www.voith.com/variflex-performance

About the Voith Group
The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 19,000 employees, sales of € 4.2 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the large family-owned companies in Europe.

The Group Division Voith Paper is part of the Voith Group. As the full-line supplier to the paper industry, it provides the largest range of technologies, services, components and products on the market and offers paper manufacturers solutions from one single source. The company’s continuous stream of innovations takes papermaking to the next level and facilitates resource-conserving production. With its Servolution concept, Voith offers its customers tailored service solutions for all sections of the production process. Voith Papermaking 4.0 ensures that equipment is optimally connected, while the secure use of generated data enables paper manufacturers to improve plant availability and efficiency.

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For more than 30 years, Voith has been supplying highly efficient and durable screen baskets for various screening applications in the stock preparation unit – with the aim of continuously improving screening efficiency. With SmartBasket, Voith is now offering an intelligent screen basket add-on tailored to customer requirements that is unique in the market. Thanks to the integrated RFID chip, customers have all the important information related to inventory, location and lifecycle status of their screen baskets at all times.

Given the large number of screen baskets used in the stock preparation unit and that are regularly exchanged, re-chromed or stored in the warehouse, it is a challenge for paper manufacturers to maintain an overview of their inventories in one or several paper mills. Manual documentation of the screen baskets in use and in stock, which has been the usual practice until now, is time-consuming, susceptible to error and results in high costs for inventory management. With SmartBasket, Voith is now offering an efficient, user-friendly solution for asset and lifecycle management of screen baskets, providing paper producers with maximum transparency and availability across all their manufacturing facilities.

Using a hand scanner, the RFID chip integrated into the screen basket is scanned and the data transferred to the mobile SmartBasket app via Bluetooth.Using a hand scanner, the RFID chip integrated into the screen basket is scanned and the data transferred to the mobile SmartBasket app via Bluetooth.

SmartBasket: Tracking with RFID chip
The new Voith screen baskets are equipped with an RFID chip. The baskets are scanned with a special hand scanner that is connected via Bluetooth to a smartphone or tablet and the associated SmartBasket app. This allows all relevant information – like the storage location, running time and condition of every single basket – to be added to a database. The data can be easily viewed in the user-friendly mobile app or in more detailed form via a cockpit solution, a web-based application with more extensive functions including Excel export.

Integrated lifecycle tracking and re-ordering
SmartBasket therefore provides an overview of the entire supply chain and paper manufacturers can optimize their inventory, as the lifecycle status can be tracked at all times. Another advantage of SmartBasket and the app for the customer is the direct connection to the Voith Paper Webshop. Just one click is all it takes to buy screen baskets online from the Webshop.

For intelligent paper manufacturing of the future
“The smart technology not only creates transparency at all levels; it also allows inventories and costs to be reduced,” says Christian Gommeringer, Strategic Global Product Manager at Voith. “The product reflects our forward-looking vision of making paper manufacture even more efficient using smart solutions. In this context, SmartBasket is the next important step toward Papermaking 4.0.” Voith will be adding other smart products to its range in future.

The SmartBasket app is available for mobile devices or as a web-based version with extended functionality.The SmartBasket app is available for mobile devices or as a web-based version with extended functionality.

For more information about SmartBasket, visit the Voith website: www.voith.com/smartbasket

About the Voith Group
The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 19,000 employees, sales of € 4.2 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the large family-owned companies in Europe.

The Group Division Voith Paper is part of the Voith Group. As the full-line supplier to the paper industry, it provides the largest range of technologies, services, components and products on the market and offers paper manufacturers solutions from one single source. The company’s continuous stream of innovations takes papermaking to the next level and facilitates resource-conserving production. With its Servolution concept, Voith offers its customers tailored service solutions for all sections of the production process. Voith Papermaking 4.0 ensures that equipment is optimally connected, while the secure use of generated data enables paper manufacturers to improve plant availability and efficiency.

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Voith, a trusted solution partner for the paper industry, will feature interactive experiences for visitors to booth 301 at PaperCon 2019 from May 6 to 8 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

"The paper industry is quickly evolving and as a full-line supplier, PaperCon offers us an opportunity to share innovative technology that will help our customers meet their goals," said David Buchanan, president, Voith Paper, North America. "From spare parts, fabrics and rolls, paper machine rebuilds, stock preparation systems, complete paper machines and secure digitalization to customized service packages – we help our customers strengthen their papermaking processes to serve their customers."

End-to-end paper solutions that make customers’ production smarter and more sustainable on display by Voith in PaperCon 2019 booth 301. For more information, please visit www.voith.com/PC19.End-to-end paper solutions that make customers’ production smarter and more sustainable on display by Voith in PaperCon 2019 booth 301. For more information, please visit www.voith.com/PC19 

New this year, Voith offers attendees a unique view of key products through holographic technology to highlight innovations that:

  • Enhance paper operations and maintenance
    With CleanLine traversing cleaning systems, visitors can see a cost-effective solution to reduce the effects of contamination.
  • Increase capacity
    The new SmoothRun hydropneumatic damping bearing system for winders effectively reduces vibrations occurring during the winding process and allows for higher operating speeds and better winding results. This compact winder upgrade can increase capacity up to 15 percent.
  • Improve paper quality
    The DuoShake, an advancement of conventional breast roll shaking technology, emits frequencies that were previously unattainable, allowing it to create a more homogenous distribution of fibers while reinforcing the orientation of the fibers in cross direction.

Beyond the holographic displays, PaperCon attendees can explore other solutions, including:

Data analytics/applications, cloud solutions, and real time adaptive training
Voith‘s OnCumulus lloT cloud platform optimizes efficiency, maintenance and performance using advanced analytics and data harmonization enterprise-wide for one central, secure approach to digitalization. DRIVE is Voith’s real time adaptive 4.0 training ecosystem for 4.0 digitalization dexterity enterprise-wide.

Enhanced safety and efficiency
In addition, the ProTect, which is designed to increase safety, and the SmartBasket, which is designed to increase efficiency, will be available at the booth for a hands-on experience:

  • Regular measurements are essential for efficient operation and the ProTect system offers a safe alternative to manual measurements. The ProTect is a cost-efficient system that makes the press felt measuring process – normally a high-risk task that is usually done manually while the paper machine is running – safer while also delivering more reliable results.
  • For easy identification, lifecycle tracking and asset management, the SmartBasket is an advanced screen basket equipped with RFID technology. Customers can simply scan the RFID technology, add relevant information (such as run time, condition or inventory location) on a smartphone or tablet, and then easily send updates to a dedicated database.

Couch Pit University Young Professionals Mixer
Voith is sponsoring the Couch Pit University Young Professional Mixer on May 5 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. EDT at the Westin Indianapolis hotel. The mixer offers an expert roundtable format focused on topics pertinent to young professionals in the paper industry.

PaperCon presentations

  • May 6 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT – Voith knowledge expert, Michael Potts, will present "Keys to Successful Papermaking Conversions" during the Supplier Experiences with Paper Machine Conversions session.
  • May 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. EDT – Voith experts will also present on a variety of papermaking topics during Poster Sessions which highlight the latest developments in the paper industry. Featured posters will take a look at winding technology, the fundamentals of water removal and real-time adaptive training for industrial workplaces.
  • May 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT – Voith knowledge expert, Timo Frick, will present "Modelling of a Viscoelastic Compression Model for the Simulation of Mechanical Dewatering Processes" during the Fundamentals of Water Removal session at PaperCon.

To learn more, please visit booth 301 or www.voith.com/PC19.

About Voith
Voith is a global technology group. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, today Voith has more than 19,000 employees, sales of $5 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide, and is one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe. For more information, visit www.voith.com.

The Group Division Voith Paper is part of the Voith Group and a leading full-line supplier as well as pioneer in the paper industry. Through constant innovations Voith is optimizing the paper manufacturing process and facilitating resource-conserving production. With its Servolution concept, Voith offers its customers as reliable partner tailored service solutions for all sections of the production process. The company’s Papermaking 4.0 concept ensures that equipment is optimally networked, while the effective and secure use of the generated data enables paper manufacturers to improve their competitiveness.

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Voith and TSP form joint venture

Voith and TSP, a leading American technology service company, have launched a new joint venture – TSP OnCare Digital Assets Inc.

“With the new joint venture between Voith and TSP, Voith is enlarging its footprint in North America in the important field of automation and digitalization services. With TSP, we have the right partner to expand our customer base and tap into new markets,” states Marcos Blumer, Executive Vice President & COO of Voith Digital Ventures.

  • Joint venture will be one of the main QCS service providers in the United States
  • Combined market share of more than 20 percent in the United States
  • Voith greatly expands its capabilities for automation and digital products services
  • The joint venture will continue to provide multi-vendor service and support for all OEMs

voith logo 2013The new company TSP OnCare Digital Assets, in which Voith holds the majority, will be led by a united management team comprised of both Voith Digital Ventures and TSP. The company is headed by Stephan Keuschnigg-Zingl, Senior Vice President Automation Services and Upgrades at Voith Digital Ventures North America. This approach to leadership will utilize the combined expertise of both companies while ensuring consistency and continuity for customers.

“The strategic position of TSP OnCare Digital Assets to support all digital systems within our customers’ complex environment is reducing complexity and risk in the plant maintenance of our customers’ digital assets,” said Stephan Keuschnigg-Zingl, President TSP OnCare Digital Assets “and is complimented with a lean, flexible service organization and strong training and recruiting capabilities.”

TSP OnCare Digital Assets will combine the business strengths of both companies to provide a superior, multi-vendor service experience for all OEMs, combining more than 20 percent of the market in paper machine quality control systems (QCS) and monitoring systems services. As part of an ongoing and continuous effort to serve all systems within a customer’s complex environment, TSP OnCare Digital Assets is dedicated to invest in employee training to maximize capabilities and in remote service and training systems.

“Our primary business purpose is to provide excellent service to our industrial automation customers,” said Rick Skaggs, Director TSP OnCare Digital Assets and President and founder of TSP. “Our customers can expect to continue receiving superior service, now strengthened by Voith’s technology expertise.”

To learn more about TSP OnCare Digital Assets Inc. visit www.oncaredigitalassets.com

About the Voith Group
The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 19,000 employees, sales of € 4.2 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the large family-owned companies in Europe.

The Group Division Voith Digital Ventures bundles the Voith Group’s long standing automation and IT expertise with the deep know-how in the fields of hydropower, paper machines and drive engineering. As an incubator, this Group Division is pushing for the development of new digital products and services. For decisively shaping the digitalization of mechanical and plant engineering, Voith is driving the industrial Internet of things (IIoT) forward. The Group Division plays a central role in digital innovations and applications for new markets as well as the development and responsibility for existing and new digital venture activities.

About TSP
Founded in 2002, TSP is an award-winning and customer-endorsed technology service company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. From data center and network services to backup and disaster recovery, TSP’s product is its people, dedicated #TSProckstars who share the goal of providing an entirely positive, above and beyond service experience. A certified minority-owned business servicing companies throughout the United States and Canada, TSP offers a wide range of customized IT services and solutions tailored for each clients’ business needs.

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Thanks to various rebuild options, Voith’s BaglessPlus filter discs provide the basis for a resource-conserving and efficient dewatering process in machines built by other manufacturers as well. As of now, the bagless filter discs are also available for GL&V Celleco disc filters type CDI 5.0.

Since they were launched on the market in 1998, Voith’s BaglessPlus filter discs have become the market leader in their segment. Today, the dewatering systems with bagless discs form the basis for resource-conserving and efficient paper production around the globe. Even paper manufacturers that do not have Voith disc filters can enjoy the benefits of this innovative dewatering system, because the Heidenheim-based technology group offers rebuild options for almost all common types of machine.

BaglessPlus filter discs from Voith now guarantee that GL&V Celleco CDI 5.0 disc filters will also enjoy the lowest level of filtrate values over the entire lifetime of more than 15 years.BaglessPlus filter discs from Voith now guarantee that GL&V Celleco CDI 5.0 disc filters will also enjoy the lowest level of filtrate values over the entire lifetime of more than 15 years.

In future, operators of GL&V Celleco disc filters type CDI 5.0 will also be able to use Voith BaglessPlus filter discs. The BaglessPlus discs operate without filter bags. Because filter bags often tear during operation, the Voith technology reduces the number of unscheduled downtimes. Damaged bags also cause reduced dewatering efficiency, corresponding fiber losses and contamination of the filtrate. BaglessPlus discs, on the other hand, guarantee a consistently high quality of filtrate over the entire lifetime, so that it can be used at other sections of the paper machine. Thanks to the high filtrate quality, the fresh water requirement for the entire paper mill is therefore reduced. Another outstanding feature of the BaglessPlus product range is the lifetime of 15 years and more.

In December 2018, the first GL&V Celleco CDI 5.0 disc filter in Scandinavia was completely converted to BaglessPlus filter discs. The customer’s expectations have been confirmed in practice and the filtrate values are at the lowest level. Customers already appreciate the simple installation of the BaglessPlus discs using bottom flanges with side lugs. Voith’s filter discs are just as rigid as those previously used by the competitor. Tears in the filter bags are now a thing of the past and the filtrate quality is consistently high. Other customers in the USA have also ordered the BaglessPlus technology for their GL&V Celleco CDI 5.0 disc filters and these units are set to be commissioned soon.

About the company
The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 19,000 employees, sales of € 4.2 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the large family-owned companies in Europe.

The Group Division Voith Paper is part of the Voith Group. As the full-line supplier to the paper industry, it provides the largest range of technologies, services, components and products on the market and offers paper manufacturers solutions from one single source. The company’s continuous stream of innovations takes papermaking to the next level and facilitates resource-conserving production. With its Servolution concept, Voith offers its customers tailored service solutions for all sections of the production process. Voith Papermaking 4.0 ensures that equipment is optimally connected, while the secure use of generated data enables paper manufacturers to improve plant availability and efficiency.

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Voith is taking part at the Tissue World in Milan from March 25 to 27, 2019. The innovative solutions for tissue production from Voith will be displayed at booth F500 in hall 3.

  • Voith will participate at the Tissue World exhibition in Milan
  • XcelLine tissue machine can be experienced in Virtual Reality at Voith booth. Also at the booth: Papermaking 4.0 solutions and the CleanLine Excell cleaning technology.
  • Presentations at the conference about “The smart evolution for Tissue 4.0” on March 27 further insights into “Performance and Safety in the Yankee area” on March 26

As a full-line supplier, Voith generates crucial added value especially for the tissue industry. From BlueLine stock preparation lines to the XcelLine tissue machines the systems are designed from a single source and cover all areas of tissue manufacturing. The interactions are perfectly matched to make the tissue production as valuable as possible.

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Presentations at the conference
Marcus Schwier, Director Tissue Sales & Application and Christian Schmid, Head of Process Line Package at Voith Paper will give a joint presentation about “The smart evolution for Tissue 4.0” on March 27, from 11:40 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. in the official conference session "Smart and Sustainable – Strategies to Stay Sharp as a New Decade Dawns”.

Marco Pettena, Sales Director Tissue at Voith Paper will provide further insights into “Performance and Safety in the Yankee area” and will explain how to improve not only the energetic performance but increase as well the safety working with this key part of the tissue machine. March 26, from 8:35 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. session “Yankee Safety & Reliability Workshop“.

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XcelLine Tissue Machines: Xcellent Performance.
XcelLine, the new generation of tissue machines by Voith, is the key to building an optimized, sustainable supply chain. With XcelLine tissue machines, Voith offers efficient paper production on a new level. All single components, technologies and services are perfectly coordinated and integrated. Their interplay leads to excellent performance over the entire lifecycle of the tissue machine. Perfect design, coordination and reliability of all secondary systems are also part of Voith’s scope of supply.

Papermaking 4.0: Virtual Reality Solutions for Tissue
Virtual Reality Solutions by Voith enable to experience your individual tissue machine easily in virtual reality. Also trainings can be carried out in virtual reality. The complete immersion in the virtual world enhances the training effect. The result: More transparency, efficiency and safety over the entire life cycle.

Voith CleanLine Excell consistent and uniform cleaning

CleanLine Excell: Consistent and uniform cleaning
High fiber retention and uniform dewatering are key factors of performance in the forming and press sections of a tissue machine. CleanLine Excell cleans the surface and structure of forming and press fabrics more effectively than oscillating high-pressure needle jet showers or standard traversing showers. The especially for tissue machines developed CleanLine Excell cleaning head provides greater fabric permeability retention which leads to better uniformity, less water and energy consumption.

About the company
The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 19,000 employees, sales of € 4.2 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the large family-owned companies in Europe.

The Group Division Voith Paper is part of the Voith Group. As the full-line supplier to the paper industry, it provides the largest range of technologies, services, components and products on the market and offers paper manufacturers solutions from one single source. The company’s continuous stream of innovations takes papermaking to the next level and facilitates resource-conserving production. With its Servolution concept, Voith offers its customers tailored service solutions for all sections of the production process. Voith Papermaking 4.0 ensures that equipment is optimally connected, while the secure use of generated data enables paper manufacturers to improve plant availability and efficiency.

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