Material savings while maintaining consistently high product quality

PROJECT EXAMPLE

OPTIMUM RATIO OF EXPENDITURE AND BENEFIT AFTER SUCCESSFUL MODIFICAITON

In 2013 the modification specialists of SLS realized the modernization of an MDF-plant (7’ x 38.5 m) from 1998 for a long-standing customer. Up to the modernization the MDF-plant had a daily board capacity of approx. 800 m3. The boards were finished by Siempelkamp short-cycle presses and processed to laminate flooring foremost.

IMPRESSIONS OF MODERNIZATION WITH PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION PLATES

THE RETROFIT CONCEPT AT A GLANCE

Within only a short time the SLS-specialists upgraded the MDF-plant to a modern ContiRoll®. The individual project steps:

  • Disassembly of roller rods
  • Formation of a package of upper and lower hotplatens as well as steel belts
  • Lifting of this package by means of press cylinders
  • Insertion of pressure distribution plates in press with special equipment and roller supports
  • Lowering of hot platens

The excellent cooperation with the customer’s team made it possible that this upgrade was realized smoothly and within shortest possible downtime – a monetary benefit for the plant operator. “We know each other. This makes good cooperation easier in any case”, explains Michael Willemen, sales manager for modernizations and retrofits of SLS.

The result

  • Lower glue dosage or less wood consumption with consistently high product quality
  • Significantly higher precision of pressure distribution
  • Optimum development of bonding strength at adhesive bonds
  • Higher plant availability
Pressure distribution in the press without and with pressure distribution plates

Further informationen

Siempelkamp-Bulletin: “Upgrading old to Generation 8”

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