That was the result of a 2011 benchmark study in which Voith analyzed different generations and process variants of fine screening systems. Thus 70% of all screening systems investigated showed considerable potential for optimization.
The free-of-charge ScreenFitNavigator online benchmark test from Voith has recently offered all paper manufacturers the chance to check the energy efficiency of their fine screening (slot screening) in the stock preparation. Just a few weeks after the launch of the tool, many paper manufacturers from all over the world had performed the test at ScreenFitNavigator.com and received a quick and nonbinding energy assessment of their fine screening system. As well as English and German, the Navigator is now also available in Chinese.
For the analysis, system operators merely need to input into the website a few parameters and the focus of their screening quality program. The analysis is done instantly and returned in the form of a PDF document that is sent via email. If potential is found in the quick test, Voith provides a more detailed analysis. Dedicated experts (‘ScreenFit doctors’) can then work out a specific program for improvement after comprehensive measurements.
Voith Paper (voithpaper.com) is a corporate division of Voith and is one of the leading partners and pioneers in the paper industry. Through constant innovations, Voith Paper is optimizing the paper manufacturing process, focusing on developing resource-conserving products to reduce the use of energy, water and fibers.
Voith (voith.com) is setting standards in the energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive markets. Founded in 1867, Voith today has nearly 40,000 employees and earns 5.6 billion euros in sales. It has locations in around 50 countries in all regions of the world and is one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe.