RPTA Seminar and Roundtable

Safe Paper Machine Tail Threading

October 16-17, 2018
Dayton, Ohio

RPTA is pleased to sponsor a seminar/roundtable on safe paper machine tail threading as outlined below. Bryan Wicks of Mantech will address a comprehensive overview on this subject on October 16. On October 17, there will be an organized tour of the Graphic Packaging Middletown mill to see some of this technology.

OCTOBER 16

  • 1:00- 5:00 PM Safe Paper Machine Tail Treading – Presented by Bryan Wicks, Mantech

During this afternoon session Bryan Wicks will cover the following concepts;

  • History of Auto Threading, Main Suppliers in Today’s Market, Differences Between Suppliers, Differences Between Equipment
  • Equipment used for Lightweights, High Speed News and Writing, Board, Pulp
  • Press Threading – Couch, Press to Press, Press to Dryers
  • Inter-Dryer Threading
  • Size Press Threading
  • Dryer to Calender
  • Calender Stack Threading
  • Dryer to Reel
  • Re-Winder Threading
  • Rope System Threading
  • Ropeless Threading
  • Rope Diverters – Size Press, Edge Markers, Scanners
  • Tail Cutters – Types and Application to Grades

OCTOBER 17

  • 8:00 – 10:00 AM: Tour of Graphic Packaging Middletown Mill
  • 10:00-12:00 PM: Questions and Open Discussion

To register for this event, please click here.

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Please note block rates available until September 24, 2018.


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