Onsite at this year’s MIAC exhibition, specialized equipment manufacturer emtec Electronic will present a range of solutions to common problems in the industry, such as poor coating ability, printability, or adhesiveness, resource waste in the wet end, and the objective determination of advanced haptic parameters.
emtec Electronic addresses each of these issues with the respective product solutions EST Surface & Sizing Tester, CAS touch! Charge Analyzing System and FPA touch! Fiber Potential Analyzer, and the redesigned TSA Tactile Sensation Analyzer. Incidentally, the TSA – long known in the tissue paper industry under the name TSA Tissue Softness Analyzer – has since established itself as an industrial standard and has been reviewed in the TAPPI TIP (Technical Information Paper) 0808-07 (2021).
The TSA Tactile Sensation Analyzer allows manufacturers to objectively measure the subjective traits that determine the way tissue paper feels to the touch, calculate specific hand-feel values, and reliably compare samples. Now, in addition to measuring the softness, roughness, and in-plane stiffness, the redesign features the additional testing parameters surface thermal conductivity and thermal insulation. With the introduction of the new TSA, emtec also unveils its Virtual Haptic Library, a cloud-based database in which sample data is digitized, processed, and categorized according to specific haptic and optical traits. This enables the use of the database as an online marketplace, making it easier for papermaking professionals to find, compare, and reproduce samples with certain haptic requirements.
In addition, the FPO Fiber Potential Analyzer Online provides a way to digitally integrate and automate the regulation of particle and fiber charge. The FPO is integrated directly into the process, conducting an automatic measurement of the surface charge of fibers and making the test results instantly available via online software. This enables a permanent and reliable process control and allows for a quick intervention if necessary, which in turn leads to significant material, time and energy savings.