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Ruzomberok PM 18 optimizes tail threading process on the pope reel

The company Mondi SCP Ruzomberok in Slovakia resolved their difficulties in the tail threading process of its PM 18 with the assistance of Voith Paper. The problem had emerged due to unequal gap differences between pope reel and tambour, caused by wear, especially on the tender side.
A skilled Voith Paper team was able to re-work and optimize the pope reel in just 60 hours including a venta groove regrinding with the reel on site. Furthermore, PM 18’s team decided to apply a TerraGrip P coating on the pope reel. This hard metal coating can be applied directly inside the paper machine and guarantees a smooth, clean surface for several years thereby extending the lifetime of the reel. The optimization of the pope reel by Voith in September 2011 has resulted in stable and unproblematic tail threading.

Mondi SCP Ruzomberok PM 18 produces 365,000 tons per year of woodfree, uncoated copy paper on a machine width of 6.5 m.

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.

Voith sets standards in the markets energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transportation & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs almost 40,000 people, generates € 5.6 billion in sales, operates in about 50 countries around the world and is today one of the biggest family-owned companies in Europe.


Julia Bachmeier

Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG Sankt Pöltener Straße 43


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