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Rackliff emphasizes, is to get the speed back with the hoods. Blade life is vastly improved, Rackliff reports. "We're doing six to eleven hours, depending on the grade. We do better blade life on the lighter grades. I preached that we do cleaner blades every three hours and manage coating with the cleaner blades, and then manage sheet quality with a creping blade. That's how it's supposed to work, and when your chemistry is right, that's how it does work. "But offsetting that, we're no longer running reground blades. I am a believer that on high speed tissue machines, the factory edge is the best we are going to get, and we absolutely need that blade to do the things we want to do with the efficiency and quality we need to get. So we have moved almost totally away from reground blades. And then we're learning how to more effectively manipulate our coating between the lightweights and the heavyweights." Also important, Rackliff points out, is continuing to work on dust removal. "Like everybody else, we're looking for ways to better control dust. But dust control is only 675193_OpTest.indd 1 going to get so good, and I know that from working on a lot of tissue machines. If anyone ever finds a solution to this problem, he will make a lot of money." OPTIMIZING CONTROLS Optimization of controls is another focus area at Gorham Paper and Tissue. On No. 6 machine, the mill is currently doing manual turn-ups and is now setting up to do automatic turn-ups. "We also have most of the pieces in place we need for CD profile off the ABB QCS system, and we will soon move in that direction. Progress is coming. It seems very slow, but when I look at where we have come in just four or five months, it's coming a lot faster than I would have expected. And again, the fantastic group of papermakers we have here is allowing us to grab onto low hanging fruit in very quick fashion," Rackliff emphasizes. The PaperTech web detector system is now working extremely well, according to Rackliff. "We have worked out all of the issues," he says. "PaperTech has tweaked it and upgraded it, and we now have a system that doesn't miss a pinhole. And that's extremely important-another piece behind the rise in satisfaction of our customers." Cummings adds that the PaperTech WebVision has a "remarkable camera system. It can go back 30 days and find and show you details of a break-exactly what it looked like. It's an excellent troubleshooting tool for us." Four or five months ago, Rackliff continues, "we had a lot of complaints, mainly little things. But we encouraged those complaints because we want customers to be happy. Now, we're still asking for complaints but not getting many. Customer satisfaction has increased significantly." As Rackliff notes, the ABB scanner had some issues. "It took a while to get everything dialed in, but we are now running with ABB QCS controlling weight and moisture, going through grade changes leaving everything in control-and being very successful with that." Finally, he concludes, the reel section "builds a very nice reel." We've changed a couple of things here and there, but basically we haven't had to deal with any major issues. It has been set up pretty well and builds us a good reel without any major problems." Tissue360º SPRING/SUMMER 2014 PM 1/16/14 6:20 15 http://www.optest.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2014

Automatic Handling International, Inc.
Goldenrod Corp.
Cascade Corporation
Tissue Industry News
Spraying Systems Co
Success in New Hampshire: Gorham P&T Optimizes New Tissue Machine Production to Premium Quality
OpTest Equipment. Inc.
Are We Running Out of Recycled Fiber?
Heuchling Group
Improve the Effectiveness of Your Steam Showers
M Torres
Mechadyne Machine, Inc
Myron L Company

Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2014