At the end of this module, you will be able to:
- Describe the major difference between a shoe press and a conventional roll press
- Identify the two functions of a suction pressure roll on a tissue machine
- List the benefits of shoe presses on tissue machines
- Identify and describe the major components of a shoe press, including the stationary press beam, hydraulically-loaded shoe, sleeve or belt, roll heads and journals, and dedicated hydraulic system
The following key questions are answered in this module:
Where were shoe presses originally used?Shoe presses were originally used on paper and board machines which produced heavier weight grades, like linerboard and corrugating medium. The increased dwell time helps increase water removal dramatically in the press nip.
Besides loading the press shoe, what are the other functions of the hydraulic fluid that is supplied to shoe presses?In most cases, the hydraulic fluid is also used to lubricate and cool the shoe-to-sleeve interface, and it may also be used to index the sleeve toward the front or back.
Which components of a shoe press typically rotate during production?The polyurethane sleeve or belt and the roll heads rotate on spherical roller bearings around the support beam and press shoe assembly.
What are the three main ways post pressure roll consistency (PPRC) can be increased on a tissue machine?Increase the nip load, increase the nip residence time (or dwell time), or minimize rewetting.
Why are the roll heads on some shoe presses designed to be moved toward the front or back?To stretch and tighten the sleeve cross machine, or to index the sleeve toward the front or back in order to extend sleeve life.
Below is a transcript of the video sample provided for this module:
A typical modern shoe press has the following major components: one, a stationary press beam, two, hydraulically-loaded press shoe, three, sleeve or belt, four, roll heads and journals, and five, hydraulic system. That stationary press beam is a cross machine structure on which the press shoe and its hydraulic loading elements are mounted. It must be designed to support the static loads as well as the offsetting hydraulic forces in the nip. The press shoe can be hard or soft and its dimensions and the resulting nip width varies.
Use the additional resources and links below to learn more about this topic: