Couch

The multiple Z Plates mounted in the machine direction allows for custom design of the steam delivery to the moving web.

Couch unit with forward pivot point

Couch unit with forward pivot point

This application produces excellent results for machines making heavy basis weights which do not operate with lumpbreakers and at a speed less than 1600 fpm.

Typical Couch application

Typical Couch application


Results

  •  Typical steam use of 0.1 to 0.12 tons/ton.
  • Increase dryness of  1.5 to 2 % into dryers.
  • Up to 80 % reduction in 2 sigma CD moisture.

On speeds higher than 1600 fpm, the centrifugal forces can throw stock onto the bottom of the steam box, resulting in sheet breaks as the lumps fall off.

Top view of Couch unit with forward pivot point

Top view of Couch unit with forward pivot point