Over a period of time, the forming board and foil blades on this paper maker’s fourdrinier wore down. As a result the drying efficiency of his machine was dropping off significantly.
Given the several thousand dollars cost of replacement, our customer did not look forward to replacing these components.
We visited and reviewed their table layout and design. We were able to quote re-machining the existing ultra high molecular weight (UHMW) polyethylene blades. Not only did we return these working surfaces to like new, but were also able to offer new blade angles.
This approach cost only a few hundred dollars as opposed to the several thousand involved for new polys.
We can often re-machine an original set two or three times. If you’re interested, we would be happy to visit and discuss the specifics with you.