Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2015 - (Page 27)
new tissue technologies showcase
Review features new approaches to energy/cost savings,
This roundup of some of the latest products and services available to the global tissue and towel industry represents a continuing
evolution of technologies on both the tissue making and converting sides. Although space limitations of this report do not allow in-depth
coverage of these new technologies, each one below will be presented in much greater detail in future issues of TAPPI's Tissue360° Newsletter
as well as TAPPI's weekly Over the Wire newsletter.
Also, more information on each of these items is available using the Internet address and/or email addresses at the end of each one. This
report is not meant to be a complete roundup of all new technologies available to the tissue industry. However, future issues of Tissue360°
magazine will contain similar new technology showcases, and, collectively, these will comprise a "running tab" of the latest and most innovative in the worldwide tissue industry.
GAMBini, AMs to ProViDe
AFT POMP DEGASSER OFFERS FAST PAYBACK
Gambini S.p.A. and Applied
Motion Systems (AMS) have
signed a joint collaboration
agreement to provide tissue
converting technology and
engineering services to the
North American marketplace.
Gambini, Lucca, Italy, manufactures tissue converting machinery for the At-Home bathroom tissue
and kitchen towel markets and for the Away-from-Home commercial
and Industrial roll markets.
Aikawa Fiber Technologies reports that its new POMp Degasser
can be easily added to a side stream to complement existing
silos and deaeration equipment, for a simpler and longer lasting
impact to costly chemicals and machine upsets in tissue mills.
AMS, Vancouver, Wash. (USA), specializes in high-performance
coordinated drive and control systems for a broad range of industries. These systems have provided tissue converters with a performance edge while enhancing safety, flexibility, and reliability
According to Aikawa Fiber Technologies, typical paybacks
with the simple solution POMp Degasser are experienced in
months rather than years. AFT provides better alternatives to
recycled fiber processing, stock preparation, screening, refining,
machine approach, and components (cylinders, rotors, plates).
"This strategic agreement with AMS will allow Gambini America
to enhance our technical service support in North America. AMS
has been active in the tissue converting industry and brings to us
experienced technical resources that will also allow us to maximize
the performance of our North American electrical platforms," says
Bart Drage, managing director of Gambini America.
Carlo Berti, Gambini's marketing and sales director, adds that "for
years Gambini has successfully integrated hundreds of individual
line retrofits, and now with the involvement of AMS we will be able
to streamline those efforts in North America."
"Collaboration with Gambini allows AMS to further help customers
increase production throughput and flexibility when upgrading a converting line. Our customers can strategically integrate new Gambini
machine sections into their existing production line to address their
specific needs and budget," notes Paul Johnson, COO of AMS.
ANDRITZ DEVELOPS PRIMEPRESS XT EVO
The Andritz new-generation shoe press-the PrimePress XT
Evo-has a patent-pending loading system and improved shoe
Gambini and AMS will hold a Customer Open House from March
through May at AMS facilities in Vancouver that will feature Gambini's
SmartCut Core Maker. The event will allow customer trial and demonstration opportunities with the SmartCut, Gambini's newest model
for the high speed core making equipment market, which is capable
of producing 1- and 2-ply cores. The SmartCut machinery is powered by an AMS-supplied Allen-Bradley Rockwell electrical system.
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