Pulp and Paper

Pulp and Paper represents the pulp and paper industry. Which means for example the paper production where machines with many different rolls are pivoted by bearings. These bearings need to be monitored for defects and are process critical.

Pulp & Paper industry: Roll Barring

2020-06-05T09:58:25+02:00Customer Case Studies, Cases with PROGNOST®-Predictor, Pulp and Paper|

Roll barring is very common in the press and calendars sections with rolls that are nipped together. This example is in a Soft Nip Calendar which has two Beltex rolls nipped against a Tripass steel calendar roll. The Tripass roll is of very high-temperature oil running through it in three passes. The Beltex is a softer covered roll and can be barred fairly easily. Problems caused by Beltex roll After prolong runs the Beltex will start to bar and only get worse until it causes problems in the paper and then it needs to be removed. After removal, they have to grind the cover to remove the flat spot effects that can be seen if the light hits the roll [...]

Pulp & Paper industry: Bearing defect on 2nd Press CC Roll

2020-06-05T09:58:26+02:00Customer Case Studies, Cases with PROGNOST®-Predictor, Pulp and Paper|

This case is presenting a defect of a Triple Ring Bearing at the 2nd Press CC Roll. CC refers to “Controlled Crown”. This has the ability to crown or bend the roll slightly to conform to the nip that is pressing against the other roll. Expensive bearing This bearing is very expensive around 50K USD and is very large. It is called a triple ring bearing as it has two sets of rollers so there is an “outer race of the outer bearing” and there is an “inner race of the outer bearing” then there is an “outer race of the inner bearing” and then finally there is an “inner race of the inner bearing”. Trend view In the trend [...]

Misalignment of a Gearbox

2020-06-05T09:52:30+02:00Customer Case Studies, Cases with PROGNOST®-Predictor, Pulp and Paper|

The PROGNOST®-Predictor was showing several impacts in the tie waveform of a 24' Raymond gearbox. This was a first indication of a tooth problem on one of the gears. After several other analysis work the failure was localized and later findings inside of the gearbox showed the high accuracy of PROGNOST®-Predictor.

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