WEPA’s TM1 has been successfully rebuilt and modernised by Voith to “substantially increase the availability and efficiency” of the tissue machine.
Located in Mainz, Germany, TM1 produces toilet paper from 100% recovered paper in a basis weight range of 15.5 to 18.5g/m2 at a machine speed of 1,750 m/min.
Voith’s delivery to WEPA included all the wear and spare parts and it has also aligned all the rolls in the wet-end section and serviced the steam joint and the gearbox of the Yankee cylinder in the TM 1.
The overhaul and start-up of the felt and fabric stretchers and of both fabric guides were included.
The machine frame of the tissue machine was completely refurbished. This refurbishing also included a replacement of various tension rods for the cantilever frame.
The WEPA Group has 10 locations in five European countries with a total of 17 paper machines and boasts a production capacity of approx. 600,000 metric tonnes.