The project at Kama paper mill involves converting a newsprint paper machine for use in the production of light weight coated paper. Vaahto Pulp & Paper Machinery is the main contractor for the mill's project and the company which Vacon will supply the 7.5-400 kW AC drives to for installation.
Heikki Hiltunen, executive vice president at Vacon said: “Regulating the speed and torque of the rolls on a paper production line is one of the most important processes at a paper mill for ensuring the quality of the paper. The AC drives provide stepless control of the rotation speed of the electric motors on the papermaking line at the Kama paper mill. Stepless, precise control and reliable machinery considerably improve the quality of paper production and boost process efficiency.”