OptiFormer Hybrid with blade technology equipped with a top forming unit is a proven and cost-efficient solution for hybrid forming within the low and medium-speed range. This solution provides improved formation, smoothness and bulk, symmetrical fines and filler distributions, increased dewatering capacity, and improved runnability at low investment cost.
This proven hybrid forming technology also supports easy Fourdrinier rebuild applications. The existing former can be made faster and dewatering can be controlled better and made more symmetrical.
Payback boost with hybrid former upgrades
Metso is the original supplier of the OptiFormer Hybrid with bade technology (formerly named as SymFormer MB), with numerous references around the world. The patented loading element design is particularly well suited for loadable blade-equipped former rebuilds and upgrades.
OptiFormer Hybrid with blade technology enables easy controlled pulsation to improve formation and dewatering capacity with the loading table and loading elements. In some cases it may also be good to increase top suction unit channel discharge capacity through channel modifications.
Typical upgrade example including a new pre-forming table, a new loading unit with loading blades, and new ceramic blades.
|OptiFormer Hybrid with blade technology- upgrade improvements (different production machines, different basis weights)|
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