In January 2021 we installed an ultra-modern Corrucleaner web cleaner, part of an upgrade of the slitter/scorer section of a twenty-year-old BHS corrugator line.
Apart from manufacturing high-quality packaging materials, the client is committed to sustainable production and safe working conditions. So among the reasons for an effective web cleaning solution where:
- Improving corrugated board quality
- Prevention of waste and rejects
- Optimizing print quality
- Reducing wash-ups
- Providing a clean, safe working environment
Internal references and experiences lead to a solid choice
To make a well-advised choice for the web cleaning supplier, our customer used internal references and experiences. This is because they have used a variety of commercially available web cleaning solutions at their facilities. These experiences led to a solid choice: the web cleaner should be an original Corrucleaner®.
Corrucleaner factory integration by BHS Weiherhammer
One of the end user’s requirements was a complete O.E.M. factory integration for both the mechanical part and the controls. Thus, by using original drawings, we made a set that fits into the supplied package without modification. That resulted in a mounting frame identical to the grid installed in a BHS line without a web cleaner.
Because the four mounting points holding the frame are identical, drilling, grinding, or other hazardous operations were not necessary.
For a seamless integration of the web cleaner’s operational side, our client insisted on connection to the PLC that operated the dry-end from the BHS. Therefore, BHS programmed the functions such as start/stop, opening/closing of the cleaner for order changes, or integrating the Corrucleaner into the emergency stop circuits. This way, maximum safety is guaranteed. Since no one knows better how to operate a BHS dry-end than its manufacturer, this enables a fully automated integration without any operator interaction.
Installing the web cleaner without losing corrugator productivity
As usual, we performed the installation without losing any of the corrugator’s productive hours. Because we start a typical installation on a Saturday morning, we make sure that the line is available for production at the start of the workweek on Monday’s first shift.
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Details Corrucleaner web cleaning installation:
Web type: Corrugated board
Application: Corrugated board
Speed: m/min: 350
Web width mm: 2.500
Web Cleaning System: Corrucleaner HE 90
Filter/fan unit: AFS-420