There are endless processes for roll cleaning including doctoring and scraping, using a shower system, a cleaning pad, or incorporating traversing mechanisms. No matter the process, the goal is removing contaminants from the roll during the production process. Proper roll cleaning saves money by increasing efficiency, decreasing maintenance, and reducing defects. Improper roll cleaning can have the opposite effect and damage the roll.
The most common roll cleaning applications are found in paper, metals, nonwovens, food processing, building and construction materials, drum drying, and synthetic fibers. But we have found that roll cleaning has benefits in a variety of industries and applications; any continuous process that uses rolls.
This presentation covers advanced methods of roll cleaning. It explains the importance of roll cleaning and how it can improve your process.
Attendees will learn the best practices for roll cleaning as well as critical items to consider when determining the best solution for their process. The presentation ends with specific solution ideas.
- Explore best practices for roll cleaning
- Understand which solution is best for your process and roll material
- Determine the savings capabilities of proper roll cleaning
Aaron Hickman is a business development manager for Kadant Solutions Division. He works closely with the marketing and product line managers to identify potential customers, develop selling strategies, and initiate new sales channels across the following industries: carbon, polyester, and other synthetic fiber manufacturing, steel, aluminum, and other metal processing, roofing, and food processing. Aaron served for eight years in the U.S. Navy as a Submarine Officer in various capacities. Aaron holds an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a B.S. in Control Systems Engineering.
Scott Borges is a product line manager for Kadant Solutions Division. He manages our accessories product lines with a focus on implementing and developing roll cleaning products and solutions for various industries including: paper/tissue, synthetic fiber, metals, building products, and food and beverage. Scott has been with Kadant since 2000 and worked in various capacities including design engineering, product design, project management, and applications. Scott holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).