Patents Assigned to Metso Paper, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20140240696
    Abstract: The positions of the slitter blades of a slitter-winder are calibrated using a laser to perform measurement and calibration of the fiber web cutting point of each slitter blade pair. Measurement and calibration is preformed on the top slitter blade of each of a multiplicity of slitter blade pairs one after another. The laser measures one slitter blade of each slitter blade pair while they are engaged. The slitter blade pairs between the laser and the slitter blade pair being measured are not engaged. Carriages which support the slitter blades have position sensors which the laser measurements calibrate and the blade pair positions are measured and the carriage positions are read simultaneously. The cutting edges of the slitter blades are sharpened to have straight sides and the laser measurement system is located so the laser beam is directed to the straight side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. Daul
  • Publication number: 20140166442
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an apparatus and a method for unloading a stockpile with an elongated unloading bridge, which is provided at its both ends with support wheels, the unloading bridge being horizontally movable at least in an essentially transverse direction with respect to a longitudinal direction of the unloading bridge. The unloading bridge includes at least one car movable along the unloading bridge, the car comprising at least one rake extending essentially transversally with respect to a longitudinal direction of the unloading bridge and inclined to a position between the horizontal and the vertical. Characteristically, the unloading bridge includes at least two adjacent conveyor screws below the unloading bridge and extending between the ends of the unloading bridge, each conveyor screw being provided with a thread opposite to that of an adjacent conveyor screw, and each conveyor screw being rotatable in a direction opposite to that of an adjacent conveyor screw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: METSO PAPER, INC.
    Inventor: Juha TOIVO
  • Publication number: 20140138471
    Abstract: The invention relates to a winder guard in a two-drum winder which combines the web cutting and the winder guard functions to one device. The winder guard is movable in an arcuate path around the front (downstream) winding drum. The winder guard has an upstream edge on which a cutting blade is mounted so as to align with the winder guard, and pass between the two winding drums and then to be bent to engage the rear (upstream) winding drum so as to cut a plurality of partial fiber webs WP slit from a machine web W in a slitter and wrapped around the rear winding drum onto winding cores 14 around which customer rolls 10 are wound. Adequate space beneath the winding drums for maintenance and broke cleanup is provided by winder guard movement along an arcuate path around the front winding drum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: METSO PAPER, INC.
    Inventor: Michael J. Daul
  • Publication number: 20140083354
    Abstract: A rod-bed assembly has a holder (30) with a groove (31) into which an insert (20) is removably and insertably supported. The assembly has a rod (10) which is rotatably supported in a recess (21) on the front side of the insert (20). The material thickness (T) of the cross-section of the insert (20) is between 1-5 mm. The invention also relates to a rod -rod-bed assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: METSO PAPER, INC.
    Inventors: Timo S. Lintula, Arto Karusalmi, Ari-Pekka Kautto, Sami Kuparinen
  • Patent number: 8667664
    Abstract: The device is for cutting and removal of wires from bales, such as pulp bales, paper bales and the like. The device is intended to remove all wires from a bale that is provided with at least two wires. The device has two cutting units and two winding units that are positioned pair-wise opposite each other, on one side each of a working location (W), for the pair-wise cutting off and removal of the two wires that are arranged in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Metso Paper Inc.
    Inventors: Mats Norberg, Stefan Nordhalling, Goran Strand, Martin Jakobsson
  • Publication number: 20140061358
    Abstract: Partial webs are separated in a slitter-winder. The partial webs (WP) are separated by spreading in a spreading device having at least a first, bowed spreader roll (14) fitted at one side of the partial webs (WP) and a second, bowed spreader roll (15) fitted at the opposite side of the partial webs. The partial webs (WP) are guided over the bowed spreader rolls (14, 15) so that the wrap angles (B 14, B15) over the spreader rolls (14, 15) are substantially unequal. The partial webs (WP) are guided to the first spreader roll (14) in a lead-in direction (Dinxy) in the XY-direction and the partial webs are guided from the second spreader roll (15) in a lead-out direction (Doutxy) in the XY-direction such that the lead-in direction (Dinxy) and the lead-out direction are substantially divergent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: METSO PAPER, INC.
    Inventors: Heikki Föhr, Tommi Vuoristo
  • Patent number: 8647475
    Abstract: A roll coating is manufactured having fiber and polyurethane made from aromatic isocyanate. The roll coating incorporates fiber having improved strength during the manufacturing stage, and so does not crack, as a result of which the coating can be manufactured in a simple, efficient and inexpensive manner. A roll of a fiber web machine has a roll body having a coating of fiber and polyurethane that is made from aromatic isocyanate, on the roll body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventor: Jani Turunen
  • Patent number: 8646708
    Abstract: A refiner (1) for refining fibrous material has a first refiner element (3, 5) and a second refiner element (3, 5). The second refiner element is arranged around the first refiner element in such a manner that the first refiner element and the second refiner element have a common middle axis (7) such that there is a refining space (8) between the first refiner element and the second refiner element. The first refiner element and/or the second refiner element are arranged to rotate around the middle axis and the refiner elements have refining surfaces (4, 6), through which the fibrous material is fed into or exits the refining space (8). The refiner has, in the direction of the middle axis of the refiner elements, at least two feed regions, through which the fibrous material to be refined is feedable into the refining space (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventor: Jorma Halla
  • Patent number: 8613972
    Abstract: A counter roll (26) is positioned to engage a paper or board web (24) in a paper or board making machine along a contact line. A pressure-sensitive EMFi film (28) is disposed on the counter roll to measure the pressure profile of the web along the contact line. A coating apparatus (22) applies a coating to the web passing over the counter roll (26), and a pressure profile of the applied coating is measured by the pressure-sensitive film (28) on the counter roll (26). The pressure-sensitive film (28) may also be disposed to detect details of coating application in a curtain coater (30). Moreover, the film may be driven to provide adjustable vibration for cleaning the coater, or conditioning or controlling the coating flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventors: Petteri Lannes, Tatu Markus Kristian Pitkänen
  • Publication number: 20130306770
    Abstract: A refiner (10, 11) for refining fibrous material has a first refining surface (1?) and a second refining surface (2?) arranged opposite to one another and mobile in relation to one another. The refining surfaces have refining surface portions (15, 27) feeding material to be refined and/or discharging refined material as well as refining surface portions (16) grinding the material to be refined, on the upper surface of which there are blade bars (17) and between them blade grooves (18). In the refining surface (1?, 2?) of the refiner (10, 11) the cross-sectional area (A) of at least some blade grooves (18) is arranged to decrease from one blade groove (18) to the next from the direction of the feed edge (13) to the direction of the discharge edge (14) of the refining surface (1?, 2?).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: METSO PAPER, INC.
    Inventors: Håkan Sjöström, Kati Lindroos, Matti Kaarineva, Tomi Iisakkila
  • Publication number: 20130306769
    Abstract: A refiner comprises at least one first refining surface (1?) and at least one second refining surface (2?), which refining surfaces (1?, 2?) are arranged opposite to one another and mobile in relation to one another. In the refiner (10, 11) either at least the first (1?) or the second (2?) refining surface comprises refining surface portions (15, 27) feeding material to be refined and/or refining surface portions (15, 27) discharging refined material as well as refining surface portions (16) grinding the material to be refined, on the upper surface of which there are blade bars (17) and between them blade grooves (18). Both in the first refining surface (1?) and in the second refining surface (2?) of the refiner (10, 11) the cross-sectional area (A) of at least some blade grooves (18) are arranged to change in the longitudinal direction of the blade grooves (18).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: METSO PAPER, INC.
    Inventors: Håkan Sjöström, Kati Lindroos, Matti Kaarineva, Tomi Iisakkila
  • Publication number: 20130306768
    Abstract: A blade element (20) for a conical portion (4) of a stator (2) of a refiner (1). The blade element (20) has a feed end (24), a discharge end (25), and a refining surface (21) which has a feed zone (26) at the feed end (24) of the blade element (20). The feed zone (26) of the blade element (20) has at least one guide groove (29) extending from the feed end (24) toward the discharge end (25) for guiding a flow of material to be refined from the feed end (24) toward the discharge end (25). The depth of the guide groove (29) is arranged to change in a direction transverse in relation to the extending direction of the guide groove (29).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: METSO PAPER, INC.
    Inventors: Petteri Vuorio, Ville Ruola, Anders Hawen, Peter Bergqvist, Håkan Sjöström, Christer Hedlund
  • Patent number: 8573522
    Abstract: A refiner (1, 18, 19) for refining fibrous material has a first refining surface (4, 11) and a second refining surface (4, 11), arranged at least partly substantially opposite to form a refiner chamber (12) to which material to be defibrated is arranged to be fed. The first or second refining surface is arranged to move in relation to the opposite refining surface. The first refining surface has elongated openings (14, 15) through which fibrous material to be refined is arranged to be fed into the refiner chamber, and/or the second refining surface has elongated openings (14, 15) through which fibrous material refined in the refiner chamber is arranged to be discharged. The elongated openings provided through the refining surface are arranged at an angle transverse to the blade bars and blade grooves of the refining surface on the first and/or second refining surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventors: Kati Lindroos, Jorma Halla, Markku Partanen, Kauko Vänni
  • Patent number: 8574401
    Abstract: An apparatus (24) for inserting an endless, flexible clothing (15) in or removing such a clothing from an industrial machine in which the clothing is arranged to run in an endless loop, comprising first and second units (25, 26) between which the clothing is to be fed in an advancement direction (F) essentially transversal to the run direction of the clothing in the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Andersson, Göran Ekström
  • Publication number: 20130277489
    Abstract: Fiber webs are wound into partial web rolls (15) in a winding device having at least two winding stations (20) and rider roll units (30) that load a pair of rider rolls (31,32) against the partial web roll (15) being wound. The partial webs (W1, W2) are guided to be wound to partial web rolls (15) around cores (14) via a nip between a winding roll (10) and the partial web rolls (15). The winding position of the partial web rolls (15) is on the upper circumferential half of the winding roll (10). The rider rolls (31, 32) are moved substantially linearly in the direction of the radius of the partial web rolls (15) and co-linear with a movement path of winding chucks (25) on which the partial web rolls are supported at the two ends of a core (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: METSO PAPER, INC.
    Inventor: Jarmo Malmi
  • Patent number: 8562498
    Abstract: Press rolls for washing or dewatering pulp are disclosed including a core, a mantle section attached around the core, at least one perforated roll plate extending around the circumference of the press roll, and including a plurality of mounting openings disposed between the end edges of the perforated roll plate and distributed around the entire circumference of the press roll, and a plurality of fixing pins corresponding to the mounting openings, each being anchored to the mantle section and surrounded by the corresponding plurality of mounting openings whereby movement of the perforated roll plate relative to the mantle section in a circumferential direction of the press roll is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventor: Jan Mossberg
  • Publication number: 20130270383
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for winding fiber webs, particularly paper and board webs, in which partial web rolls (R1, R2) are wound in a winding device having at least two winding stations (21, 22), where partial webs (W1, W2) are guided to rolls (R1, R2) via a nip between a winding roll(s) (12, 41, 42) and the partial web rolls (R1, R2). The partial webs (W1, W2) are guided on the surface of the winding roll(s) (12, 41, 42) before entering the nips creating a wrap angle (A1, A2) on the winding drum(s) (12, 41, 42). The wrap angles (A1, A2) of the partial webs onto the surface of the winding roll (12, 41, 42) is at least 120° and the wrap angle ratio, i.e. the relation of the larger wrap angle to the smaller wrap angle, is at least 1 and at most 1.25.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: METSO PAPER, INC.
    Inventors: Jaakko Haapanen, Henry Virta, Heikki Föhr
  • Patent number: 8556087
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a washing apparatus for washing of cellulose pulp comprising: a rotatable drum (2), a stationary support (14), a stationary cylindrical casing (18), that encloses the drum, whereby an annular space (20) is defined between the casing and the drum, a number of seals (22) that are arranged on the casing and that seals between the casing and the drum, such that the annular space is divided in a formation zone (F), at least one washing zone (T1, T2), and a discharge zone (U), and at least a reinforcing frame rib (24), that is attached to the casing. The reinforcing frame rib (24) extends around the entire casing (18) for fixing the casing in a predetermined form, whereby detrimental deformation of the casing (18), when washing the paper pulp at overpressure, is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventors: Rickard Andersson, Johan Bylander, Magnus Henriksson, Jörgen Lundberg
  • Patent number: 8557086
    Abstract: The invention relates to vacuum equipment for a fiber web machine. The vacuum equipment includes a frame (13) arranged to be supported to the fiber web machine. The vacuum equipment also includes a wearing construction (15) adapted to the frame (13) and arranged partially open on the surface by means of several openings (14) for extending a vacuum effect out from within the frame (13) and further to a fabric (16) included in the fiber web machine and set in contact with the wearing construction (15). The wearing construction (15) is a plate construction (17), the raw material thickness s of which is equal to or smaller than the distance x between the opposite edges (18, 19) defining the opening (14). The invention also relates to a fiber web machine provided with vacuum equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventors: Ville H. Eronen, Miikka Hyvärinen, Veli-Pekka Tarkiainen, Jyrki Savela
  • Patent number: 8539904
    Abstract: A rod bed assembly (1, 11, 111) has a holder (2) made of a composite material according to a continuous primary molding method, a rod bed (3) made of a polymer according to a continuous primary molding method, and a doctor rod (4) rotatably supported in a bearing recess (34) on the front side of the rod bed. The holder (2) is formed such that the rod bed (3) and the doctor rod (4) are insertable into and removable from a socket provided in the holder in the radial direction of the doctor rod (4). The rod bed (3) has closed cavities for saving material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventors: Timo S. Lintula, Ari-Pekka Kautto, Sami Kuparinen