Papierfabrik August Koehler SE: Voith is rebuilding press and dryer section
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During the rebuild, partially corroded machine frame parts in the press section were replaced with new stainless steel parts. The basis for assessing the press frame was a corrosion audit carried out by Voith which evaluated and established either continued use or replacement of components. The rebuild of the PM 5 is thus a further step toward a modern, efficient and safe paper machine and is the basis for future production increases.
The Koehler Group produces paper and wood pulp board at four locations in Germany. The company generates sales of 725 million euros, produces more than 500,000 metric tons of paper annually and employs around 1,700 workers.