Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2015 - (Page 27)

new technology new tissue technologies showcase Review features new approaches to energy/cost savings, optimization, quality 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 tissue ConVertinG teCHnoLoGy 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 since 1995. 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). www.aikawagroup.com "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. www.gambinispa.it, b.drage@gambinispa.it, www.appliedmotionsystems.com, d.walser@appliedmotionsystems.com Tissue360º Spring/Summer 2015 27 http://www.aikawagroup.com http://www.gambinispa.it http://www.appliedmotionsystems.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2015

A Century of Tissue: Career Experts Explore Past, Future
Sheet Structure Process Effect on Tissue Properties
Rapid Growth Puts GapCon on Global Tissue Stage
New Tissue Technologies Showcase

Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2015