Posted March 14, 2018
South African paper manufacturer Mpact is the first of Voith's customers to use an InfiltraDiscfilter with HiCon 2.0 technology following a machine rebuild.
The premiere of HiCon 2.0 technology at the South African board and corrugated cardboard producer Mpact has shown that the potential of HiCon 2.0 is not just possible in the technology center but can also be achieved in practice. The new system incorporates InfiltraDiscfilters with HiCon 2.0 technology.
Maggy Odayar, Technical Manager at Mpact, describes the results: "The disc filters have proven to be reliable, efficient and highly flexible in respect of inlet stock consistency and stock flow. Throughput is 15% higher than the planned rate.”
Long-term tests show that consistencies of 2% can be sustained. The filters installed at Mpact can also readily handle consistency peaks of 2.5%. The upgrade of the components was an important element for increasing productivity of the entire system.
The new technology from Voith's BlueLine range is the latest development of the disc filters, which began in 2012 with the launch of the BaglessPlus system and was followed by the HiCon technology in 2014.
This new system not only allows the consistency of the stock flow in the inlet to be increased but also raises throughput by up to 20%. Filters equipped with HiCon have already demonstrated in a large number of applications in both new builds and upgrades that they are robust enough to readily handle high and strongly fluctuating stock consistencies in the inlet.
Voith Paper is a Group Division of Voith and the leading partner and pioneer in the paper industry.