The Light Green Machine Institute

18 Jan 17: Steel Dryers--salute to Voith

BillerudKorsn√§s has announced a new machine in Gruv√∂n, Sweden.

It will be a board machine with a design speed of 1,200 m/min and a wire with of 8,800 mm.  You can read about it here.

What has LGMI excited is that it will be equipped with Voith "EvoDry" steel dryers.  

We first heard about these when Voith made a presentation at the 2015 LGMI Annual Conference at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point.

On Votih's website, "EvoDry" steel dryers are discussed:

"The use of EvoDry can reduce the number of drying cylinders in the pre-dryer and after-dryer section. Apart from a reduction of the entire dryer weight by up to 260 t, the length of the building can be cut by 6 m and one drive point can be eliminated. This results in investment costs reduced by EUR 400,000 and an additional drop in annual electricity costs of EUR 80,000."

Toscotec was the pioneer in modern steel dryer cans.  We are gratified that Voith has taken up the idea, as well.


If you can help us locate known installations of steel dryers and steel Yankees, please click here and let us know where they are or, if not exact location, your ideas on how we can find them. 

Thanks in advance for your cooperation.
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Brian Brogdon, Ph.D.
Executive Director


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