Press: for peak performance
Improved dewatering is achieved in the press section with Voith’s PeakElement integrated with press fabrics, a revolutionary new elastomeric component that enhances saturation and water flow through the fabric. In the past, new press fabrics required a period of lower dewatering. With PeakElement, however, start-up time can be significantly reduced. In the case of one paper mill, start-up was achieved within a mere six hours, instead of the normal one and a half days. “By providing a faster start-up, as well as constantly higher dewatering throughout its entire life, PeakElement differs from every other kind of press fabric on the market,” says Anders Nord, Application Manager Press Fabrics. Moreover, in mills using PeakElement, steam consumption has consistently been reduced by 12%.