High product quality and production variability (always taking into account the different process conditions) are the peculiar characteristics of modern tissue market, which requires high-level performing machines.
The choice between rigid or flexible doctoring system, therefore, is carefully considered on the basis of the characteristics of the machine and the type of production (production speed, paper weight …) and it is not necessarily definitive. That’s what the Oradoc and WEPA case history is all about: a change of strategy that led to a tangible improvement in production level, as well as leading to the development of a new product now available in the range of doctoring solutions provided by Oradoc.
With thousands blade holders installed all over the world, Oradoc can certainly boast a consolidated experience both in terms of highly customized design and assistance during installation and maintenance. But what makes a company competitive on the market and in line with the times is its ability to keep pace with customers’ production needs, welcoming their requests just to turn them into solutions that are innovative from a technological point of view as well as reliable and performing. This is how OraCrepe™ becomes OraCrepe™ Next.
ORADOC – Perfect Doctoring Systems
Maurizio Tomei, Sales & Customer Service Manager of Oradoc, summarizes the genesis of this venture as follows: “The project was born from the combination of two main aspects: from one side the will of Oradoc R&D department to develop a new flexible doctoring system for Yankee cylinder, on the other side the need of Fosso Ralletta WEPA plant to replace the existing PM16 creping system – a rigid and obsolete solution – with a flexible Oradoc one”.
“We had already adopted this solution in 2005 on PM17 – explains Stefano Chiocca, Fosso Ralletta plant Production Manager – and we had been able to obtain significant improvements in the production process. We know and we have appreciated Oradoc expertise for many years, as Oradoc doctoring systems are installed in our factories both in Italy and abroad”.