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Roll Cleaning


Roll Cleaning in the Food & Beverage Industry

I sat down with Kadant’s Mike Mercer, district sales manager, to better understand some of the challenges facing roll cleaning in delicate environments such as the food and beverage industry.

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New Movie Shows Removal of Roll Surface Build-Up

The patented EzKleen™ roll polisher is a recent development used to clean and recondition process rolls. The simple device incorporates a pivoting shoe that holds a cleaning pad and adjusts to any roll diameter.

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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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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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Is It Possible to Effectively Clean a Yankee Dryer?

What is the single most expensive and critical piece of equipment in a tissue mill? The Yankee dryer, of course. And when chatter marks and other damage to the Yankee dryer surface are found, they require expensive grinds which can reduce the operating life of this important asset.

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How to Choose a Roll Cleaning Blade

Doctor blade? Roll cleaning blade? Scraper? The term is used differently depending on the industry but the product’s purpose is the same–to clean or remove contaminants from a cylindrical surface.

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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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