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Productivity Increase through CFRP Rolls in the Paper Industry

Paper

Rising operating and raw material costs are forcing paper manufacturers to continually optimize their paper machines. Guide rolls made of steel are often operated above their capacity limits, which can result in vibrations and thermal deformations.

Lightweight CFRP rolls are able to meet these demanding requirements. Unlike steel, the strength and rigidity of CFRP rolls can be adapted to the specific requirements without altering the installation space. Moreover, the much lower density ensures a significant weight reduction. CFRP components also offer a range of other benefits, like low thermal expansion or excellent running properties.

Composites are typically used for various guide rolls along the entire paper manufacturing process in the paper industry.

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Harald Gruber
Head of Business Line Machinery
Tel.: +43 2630 3 69 00 230
harald.gruber@voith.com

Innovative Composite Wire Guide Rolls for Wafer Production in the Solar Industry

Energy

The focus of our customers in the solar industry is on the generation of clean and sustainable energy. Sunlight is converted to electrical energy by photovoltaic power plants. Silicon wafers, for example, are used for the manufacture of these photovoltaic cells.

Voith Composites develops carbon fiber reinforced wire guide rolls for a wide range of wire cutting machines worldwide. The excellent running properties, combined with high level damping, are just two of the many benefits of these CFRP products over steel.

A lightweight design reduces the mass inertia and also - in combination with the low thermal expansion - the load on the motor and bearings. The lower deflection guarantees much more accurate cutting results.

Machines equipped with CFRP wire guide rolls achieve a reduction in energy consumption and higher operating speeds.

Contact

Harald Gruber
Head of Business Line Machinery
Tel.: +43 2630 3 69 00 230
harald.gruber@voith.com
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