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Rotary Joints & Unions


The Case of the Mysterious X-Dimension

All Kadant Johnson PTX® rotary joints have an X-dimension. The X-dimension is the setup dimension used for the initial rotary joint installation and found on the assembly drawing for the specific rotary joint.

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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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The Causes of Flooding in Paper Dryers

The majority of flooding incidents can be attributed to steam and condensate system issues (poor equipment sizing, incorrect system set-points and incorrect system calibration) and mechanical issues (unreliable or incorrectly installed steam joints and syphons).  In this discussion, we will focus on the steam system issues that contribute to flooding.

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