We are going to start a new subject this week. Over the past five years, we have proposed more than 160 ideas to reduce weight and/or improve performance of paper machines and pulp mills. Now, we are going to start identifying suppliers and known applications where these have been implemented, with or without our inspiration. This week, we highlight steel dryer cans. Check out the latest LGMI Weekly…See More
We keep thinking someone must have tried this, but if they have we are not aware of it. If any of you readers know of any research in this area, please let us know. What is "this"? Putting a charge on the stock in the headbox and using this charge to drive drainage. The latest LGMI Weekly.See More
However, starting in the late 1960s, early 1970s, these paths diverged. Automobiles went to plastics and other materials, such as aluminum. Paper machines stayed with steel, but moved to a larger percentage of stainless steel. Check out the latest LGMI Weekly.See More
It always struck me (Jim Thompson) that machine tools are made of steel, yet machine tools are used to shape steel. Hence, if we are making paper, what parts of our machine can be made of the product it produces? Dryer hoods come to mind. Check out the latest LGMI Weekly.See More
"This week, we are focusing on the third of the three blocks for the conference.
The third grouping of conference topics is
Stage 3: Implementation-introduction of new products to the industry
So that we can gather…"
We want your input forthe5th Light Green Machine Conference26 - 28 October 2014Miami University Oxford, Ohio This week, we are focusing on the first and second of the three blocks for the conference. The first grouping of conference topics is Stage 1: Vision--what is needed and proposed for the industry. So that we can gather appropriate speakers, we would like for you to take a few minutes and give us your thoughts on Stage 1: 1. What do you think the industry needs that it currently is…See More
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