Successful TurboCalender soft Project at NORPAPER
NorPaper Avot-Vallée S.A.S. in Blendecques, France has been successfully operating the new Bellmer 2-Roll TurboCalender Soft for the production of white top test liner on PM 2. The calender is equipped with a TurboRoll CC and a TurboRoll CN with PU cover and is designed for a maximum line force of 140 N/mm. Existing rolls from an old system were used for this project. All other components such as the calender frame, doctors, drive system, hydraulics and control system were newly designed and manufactured according to NorPaper requirements. The existing rolls, 3 x TurboRoll CC and 2 x conventional TurboRoll CN, were overhauled by Bellmer GapCon in Willich and then had new covers applied by NorPaper’s preferred cover supplier in France.
Thanks to the good cooperation between the team around Bruno Epifani, Technical Director at NorPaper, and Bellmer, the project was successfully assembled and commissioned on time despite pandemic obstacles.
Precision landing in commissioning and quality improvement.
This was also confirmed by Norpaper’s production manager S. Vigreux: “This new collaboration with the Bellmer team gave us once again full satisfaction, from the first studies, technical discussions, through set up until the start-up. This strategic investment took us few hours to see the paper sheet at the pope without any break during the NIP closing operation. We met the quality improvements we expected quite immediately. A success from the beginning to the end.“