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Voith’s SpeedSizer Impresses Customers

Heidenheim, Germany 07 January 2014 -- In 2013 Voith was able to support its customers with eight SpeedSizers as rebuild projects in addition to the SpeedSizer installations supplied to new plants. Paper manufacturers worldwide rely on Voith technology for an uniform and flawless application of film in the sizing and coating process along with even CD and MD coat weight profiles. Since the product was launched more than 250 SpeedSizers have already been installed.

The base of the SpeedSizer applicator unit is made of CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic). This carbon technology allows consistently stable application profiles, especially when there are changes to operating conditions.

SpeedRod M, the new metering rod bed generation of SpeedSizer, ensures that if a hose change becomes necessary the downtime will only be brief. The wear parts can be replaced quickly outside of the machine. In the case of conventional metering rod beds a period of 90 minutes has to be allowed for hose change. SpeedRod M requires only five minutes hose change time. In addition, easy access to the metering rod fixture provides for better cleaning.

SpeedSizer is the ideal applicator unit on fast-running paper machines for graphic printing paper or packaging paper for various functional coats in the case of specialty paper and for sizing wood-free paper. It is capable of successfully processing very diverse media, from low-viscosity starch solutions to high-viscosity coating colors.

More information about applicator units.

Voith Paper is a division of the Voith Group and the leading partner to and pioneer in the paper industry. Through constant innovations, Voith Paper is optimizing the paper manufacturing process, focusing on developing resource-saving products to reduce the use of energy, water, and fibers. Furthermore, Voith Paper offers a broad service portfolio for all sections of the paper manufacturing process.

Voith sets standards in the markets energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs more than 43,000 people, generates € 5.7 billion in sales, operates in about 50 countries around the world and is today one of the biggest family-owned companies in Europe.


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