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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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Why is Checking the Doctor Blade Angle Important?

Doctor blades are used to clean rolls and remove stock accumulations, water, pitch, and filler buildup. Since paper, tissue, chemical, food, beverage, corrugating, construction, metals, textiles and nonwovens, it is important to make sure each doctor blade angle is set appropriately for the job to be accomplished.

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Clean Rolls Make a Difference in Metal Processing Lines

Processing strip metal in continuous form is full of challenges. The strip is conveyed over and through numerous rolls, many of which contact the strip and have a direct effect on quality. Adding roll cleaning systems has proven to help maximum run rate, yield and improve product quality in these processing lines.

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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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Kadant Johnson to Offer Donahue Steam Products

Kadant Johnson Inc. has expanded its corrugator steam and condensate handling systems to now include Donahue steam systems, Donahue steam traps, and corrugator audit services.

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Steam Joints for the Corrugating Industry

Rotary steam joints have been a part of the corrugating manufacturing process since the 1930’s. Since then, there have been significant advances in sealing technology, rotary joint design, and materials to extend the application range of the conventional pressure-type rotary joint.

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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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