Voith establishes new spreader roll service center at its facility in West Monroe, LA

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Voith establishes new spreader roll service center at its facility in West Monroe, LA

February 14, 2019 - 08:23
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    WEST MONROE, LA and APPLETON, WI, Feb. 14, 2019 (Press Release) -
  • Voith’s West Monroe, Louisiana facility now offers rebuild and repair services
  • Introducing EvoStretch, a spreader roll with ‘self-healing’ ceramic bearings and SolarStretch, a polyurethane sleeve that increases service life for spreader rolls

Voith has established spreader roll services at its West Monroe, Louisiana, facility, with the creation of a dedicated, expert spreader roll team that is able to resolve spreader roll issues. With the new service, Voith now offers bowed spreader roll repairs and rebuilds to the North American paper mill market.

“With the implementation of this specialized roll service, we will be able to better serve our customers here in North America,” said Richard Berry, Senior Vice President Sales, Voith Paper Fabric & Roll Systems, North America. “Our West Monroe facility is at a convenient shipping location for most paper mills across the United States, allowing our customers to reduce freight costs and limit downtime.”

To prepare for its new spreader roll workshop in North America, Voith invested in new equipment designed for rebuilds and repairs and added it to its West Monroe plant.

For customers needing new spreader rolls, Voith’s offers EvoStretch - spreader roll that delivers a long life and smooth operation by utilizing a high-performance ceramic bearing that creates a ‘self-healing’ effect through smoothing the bearing races. SolarStretch, a polyurethane sleeve for spreader rolls, is twice as abrasion-resistant as standard rubber sleeve. Metal-surfaced rolls, including chrome-plated and tungsten carbide-coated rolls, are also available.

“We look forward to fulfilling our customer’s supply, service and repair needs at the quality level they have come to expect,” Berry added.

About Voith

Voith is a global technology group. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, today Voith has more than 19,000 employees, sales of $5 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide, and is one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe.

The Group Division Voith Paper is part of the Voith Group and a leading full-line supplier as well as pioneer in the paper industry. Through constant innovations Voith is optimizing the paper manufacturing process and facilitating resource-conserving production. With its Servolution concept, Voith offers its customers as reliable partner tailored service solutions for all sections of the production process. The company’s Papermaking 4.0 concept ensures that equipment is optimally networked, while the effective and secure use of the generated data enables paper manufacturers to improve their competitiveness.