The Kadant Blog

Welcome to the Kadant Toolbox, the official blog of Kadant. We know running an efficient operation with a reliable process is what your operational performance relies on, so we put our team to work for you to provide instruction, best practices, and technical know-how. 

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Dryer Syphons

It has been well-documented that the distance between the condensate entrance of a syphon and the dryer shell, referred to as the syphon clearance, has considerable influence on the operational efficiency of a paper dryer. Suboptimal clearance adversely affects heat transfer capacity and the cross-machine temperature uniformity of the cylinder.

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Dryer Bars and Paper Dryer Performance

Dryer bars are axial bars placed on the inside of steam-heated paper dryers to create turbulence in the rimming condensate layer. If the spacing of the bars is chosen correctly, resonant waves are created in the condensate film, between each pair of bars.

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The Importance of Using Genuine Parts

Labor is a significant part of the total cost of a preventative maintenance program. The cost of recurring labor for replacing inferior parts quickly consumes the maintenance budget.  For the lowest cost of ownership, replacement parts must be top quality and meet design tolerances, material specifications, and code requirements established by the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) to achieve the longest possible service life.

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Papercon 2014 Coming to Nashville

Started in 2008 and organized by TAPPI, PaperCon is the largest annual pulp and paper technical program in the world. This year PaperCon is coming to the Nashville Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.

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Safe and Consistent Cleaning of Shower Bars and Nozzles

Process shower bars and nozzles are critical components in many manufacturing processes. Applications range from low-pressure, low-flow water lubrication and chemical applications to high-flow, high-pressure cleaning application.

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New Roll Cleaning Technology for a Wide Range of Applications

Kadant has developed and patented roll cleaning solutions for 80 years. During this time, the company developed a wide range of blades for a variety of roll surfaces.  Today, the latest roll cleaning technologies feature various pad materials for cleaning and conditioning roll surfaces.

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White Water Recovery – the Benefits Go Beyond Just Saving Water

Corporate sustainability statements often emphasize water reduction as a goal associated with minimizing a company’s environmental footprint and impact on the community. Being a “good neighbor” by optimizing the use of water and reducing water costs are the two most obvious benefits.

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Advances in Press Roll Dewatering

Blind drilled, grooved, and suction drilled rolls are commonly used on presses in the papermaking process. The open areas in these rolls are designed to accept water from the fabric. It is important all the water in these rolls be evacuated before the nip to prevent re-wetting the sheet and to ensure optimum press nip performance. In some cases these rolls rely solely on centrifugal force to evacuate water, but this is often not sufficient, especially when the fabric becomes filled and cannot accept as much water.

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