Paper Machine Rebuild

Innovative Solutions

ITAC provided project management and construction management support for a two-phase major rebuild of the No. 2 Paper Machine. The first phase included a new headbox and winder, and the second phase included a new fourdrinier, Uni-run section, press section, 4th dryer section, new drives, and reel. Deflection of the structural members in the 4th dryer section was of particular concern when weight is removed and new weight is installed in a 60-year old machine. Later, ITAC performed the final engineering on the rail extension on the reel to accommodate larger rolls off the machine. The project included upgrades to safety devices around the reel, safety gates, and light curtains.