VForm hydrofoils – Increase the performance of your forming section
VForm hydrofoils allow individual adjustment of foil angle or height for each grade and basis weight. Thus, paper manufacturers benefit from maximum flexibility and an extended operating window. During a grade change, the hydrofoils can be adjusted automatically through the connection to the process control system.
The optimal foil configuration can be stored for each paper grade thereby ensuring most efficient dewatering performance at any time. The individual adjustment of the hydrofoils also causes a higher activity of the fiber suspension. This promotes crucial parameters such as fiber orientation, formation and strength – and leads to higher paper quality.
Your benefits with VForm
- Maximum flexibility of foil adjustment
- Extended operating window with larger range of paper grades
- Better paper quality thanks to greater activity in the fiber suspension
- Increase in dewatering capacity
- Optional connection to ComCore platform
Voith VForm – The 3-in-1 solution
VForm operating successfully at Schönfelder Papierfabrik
By retrofitting the PM 1 with VForm hydrofoils, Schönfelder Papierfabrik is responding to current market demands. The 3-in-1 solution ensures optimum dewatering in the forming section, even if changing between paper grades and basis weights frequently. So this traditional company gains more flexibility to adapt production to continuously changing demands.
With respect to the PM 1 in Annaberg-Buchholz (Germany), Schönfelder has replaced three of the existing conventional boxes by two VForm hydrofoil boxes. By using VForm, dewatering performance in this area has increased by up to 50%.
Schönfelder has decided to use electrically controlled VForm hydrofoils. “The ready-to-connect VForm hydrofoil boxes supplied by Voith are individually adjustable and could be easily integrated into the control system of our PM 1 with ComCore”, praises Mr. Diedrich. The optimal foil settings for each paper grade and each basis weight can be stored in the central process control system by Schönfelder and automatically retrieved during a production change.
This flexibility opens up an extended operating window with a larger basis weight range and also leads to an increase in production when producing higher basis weights.
Tailored upgrade at Forestal y Papelera Concepción
How a timely and rapid retrofit raised the bar and improved efficiency: with Voith's automated VForm hydrofoils.
For over thirty years Mauricio Silva, Mill Manager at Forestal y Papelera Concepción (FPC), Chile, has known Voith Paper as a reliable partner.
You can read the entire success story on pages 22 and 23 of our customer magazine "nextlevel by Voith Paper". In this issue you will also find many other exciting articles on the subject of "The future is paper". We hope you enjoy reading them!Link to the customer magazin nextlevel
How can we help you?
Most existing drainage boxes can be upgraded with VForm hydrofoils. Please do not hesitate to contact us – we will gladly check the individual optimization potential of your plant.
Ask your questions to our expert. He will contact you as soon as possible.
Please note: VForm hydrofoils with individual height adjustment are not available for the US market.
Dr. Thomas Jaschinski
Global Product Manager VForm
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