Over the last 20 years, ABB has installed one thousand in-line pressure filters of the Filtercel range in paper mills worldwide for the filtration of coating colors, pigment and starch preparations, and on stations feeding all types of paper and board machines
ABB recently successfully started up ten Filtercel LHP (high pressure cleaning system) on the feeding station (also designed and installed by ABB, as well as the starch preparation unit) of the new PM11 for Saica Group's mill in Manchester, United Kingdom.
During the last two decades, the Filtercel has benefited from continued technological evolutions such as an integrated high-pressure cleaning system, known as the LHP version; new sealing systems with automatic wear-compensation; and increased output capacity.
Today, this evolution enables operator interventions to be significantly reduced and result in a very high uptime rate. The LHP Filtercel is particularly suitable for the filtering of high-requirement and varied preparations such as pigmented coating colors and starch solutions. The optimal filtering quality helps to significantly reduce the number of paper breaks on the machine and the maintenance costs. To further support equipment lifecycle management, recent improvements to the Filtercel can fit on filters already in service to enable their modernization.
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