Xerium Celebrates 500th Order For Its SMART® Technology Nip Monitoring And Machine Automation System

YOUNGSVILLE, N.C. — Nov. 19, 2014 — Xerium Technologies Inc., a global provider of industrial consumable products and services, recently received its 500th order for its proprietary SMART® Technology system. The patented machine automation system continues rapid growth on traditional paper, paperboard, and tissue machines but also has now been successfully applied on numerous other nipped applications in nonwovens and the building products industries. The latest generation of SMART Technology dynamically measures and displays: machine direction nip width, machine direction pressure profile, and cross machine direction pressure profile. It also includes enhanced connectivity software for mill computer systems and supports multi-nip roll positions for unprecedented simultaneous analysis. SMART Technology has been equally successful across all paper grades, including tissue, and even on the most demanding shoe press applications. In addition, SMART Technology is now being successfully applied on suction roll applications which customers have long been requesting.

“SMART Technology continues to provide our customers with critical information they need to instantly monitor, adjust, and troubleshoot their machines which historically was a static process requiring costly
machine downtime,” said Bill Butterfield, executive vice president and chief technology officer, Xerium. “Xerium has developed SMART technology to benefit its customers by lowering their operational cost while improving operational efficiency. Together we are always discovering more potential for SMART Technology applications and are excited at the way our customers have embraced this innovative approach to machine automation.”

Posted November 24, 2014

Source: Xerium Technologies