Tissue World Magazine
Alexandra Stuthridge, Technical Business Manager, BioProducts Institute (BPI)

Voith has targeted the tissue market with the launch of its OTR Precise system.

The supplier said the system accurately measures and analyses Yankee cylinders during operation, meaning early detection of problem areas, creating higher machine productivity and improving tissue quality.

A spokesman for the company said: “Deformations on the surface of a Yankee cylinder reduce the productivity of a tissue machine and impair the quality of the tissue paper.

“However, these manifestations of wear, which result primarily from continuous doctoring, are inevitable.

“With the OTR Precise Voith is offering tissue manufacturers a technology for reliably identifying these problem areas.”

Voith installs the OTR Precise system during a scheduled machine shutdown and afterwards the measurements are conducted during normal operation of the Yankee.