PROJECT SUMMARY - REBUILD OF AIRFORM MACHINE
increase machine speed while maintaining target basis weight, Glens
Falls Interweb (GFI) participated in the rebuild of an existing
airform machine. As part of the project, GFI designed and supplied
a new vacuum forming box and fabric stabilizer box to fit in the
existing machine line. The new vacuum box was supplied complete
with precision decking, pressure diffusers, and control dampers.
A subsequent goal of the project was to improve a sheet transfer
arrangement in order to accommodate the higher speeds. This was
accomplished by rebuilding the existing internal vacuum box of a
suction roll and converting it to a narrow slot blow box. Included
in the supply of equipment from GFI were new brackets and framing
to relocate existing wire return rolls.
GFI provided installation supervision, and a follow up process
review for the machine line rebuild.