Pulp and paper manufacturers are regularly confronted with the challenge of removing trim that is constantly ejected from their processing machinery. The paper trims and dust that clogs and jams the equipment, if not collected and disposed properly can cause major production delays, hindering the optimal workflow. Traditional trim removal systems also have the drawback of not taking into account the environmental impact of trim and matrix waste, as well as the loud sound these machines make throughout the process—all of which contribute to pollution.
This is where Precision AirConvey (PAC) with their innovations around designing, manufacturing, and installing automated edge trim removal and label matrix removal systems, makes a world of a difference.
Founded in 1968, the company’s high-quality cutters, trim removal, and matrix waste solutions, help companies of all sizes increase productivity, energy efficiency and sustainability, while reducing labor and operating costs. Spanning across a wide range of industries including labeling, converting, flexo/narrow web, mail insertion and printing, film/sheet, textile and paper, PAC’s innovative suite of offerings assist customers to boost their bottom line. “Our cutters and granulators are the best in the business, and we guarantee a 12-month ROI on our waste matrix removal systems. We build our rotary cutters in-house, which are sold even to our competitors so that they can integrate them into their systems,” says Tom Embley, CEO, PAC.
PAC’s custom-engineered systems alleviate two fundamental difficulties common to the converting side of the paper plant. The company has been able to boost the reliability and efficiency of the systems while reducing the noise produced by designing more specialized systems around each individual trim.
Additionally, the systems efficiently and continuously remove entrained particles from the trim collection air stream, and remove dust down to two microns without bridging, caking or other build-up. Contrary to the traditional dust filtration that required larger area and costlier equipment PAC manages the dust by using a water curtain to knock it out of the airstream. Carefully designed and manufactured, PAC’s dust collection systems give employees a cleaner, healthier work environment that meets OSHA and National Fire Protection Association standards.
Apart from their cutting-edge systems, what differentiates PAC from the market competition is their customer-centric approach in the products and services they offer. “Our interactions with the clients are spear-headed by our engineering team to better understand their perspective and get the technical specifications right. This helps to build the client’s confidence in us as well,” says Embley.
For a better perspective of PAC’s customer-tailored trim removal system, Embley shares the successful client-partnership story of a paper manufacturer who needed a better solution to remove their trim waste. The eight inches wide brown paper boards were produced at high speed and carrying the trim constituting the large and stiff paper boards across the waste stream required an increased amount of horsepower. Utilizing their breakthrough pneumatic convey technology PAC evacuated around 70 percent of the air from the waste stream, reducing the size and weight of the waste. As a result, the waste could be removed to the primary and secondary pulper with minimal power usage.
The pandemic-induced global demand for pulp and paper-based hygienic items such as paper towels, tissue, and other paper-based materials like corrugated packaging has helped PAC to maintain consistent sales even during the epidemic. With the industrial sectors recovering and expanding, the company anticipates steady growth in the next 12 months and intends on expanding to other market segments as well.
Originally published here by Manufacturing Technology Insights.