Overhead Structure & Fixture Evaluation

How many times have you bumped your head on structures above you? What are the risks from overhead structures falling?

Here is an evaluation form you can use to review the overhead structures at your mill and determine if they are properly constructed and maintained.


LATEST NEWS

RPTA Announces Recipients of
2022 Scholarships

Click here for details.

2022 Industry Profile Study
The 2022 Industry Profile Study includes grades off 68 paper machines, with a targeted report release in September.
Members can access reports from prior years at this member-only page.

2022 P-T Seminar
Presentations from the May Production-Technical Seminar, are available at this member-only page.

Summer 2022 Webinar
On July 13th we held a webinar on Making Product Suitable for Food Contact. The webinar recording and presentation slides are available at this member-only page.

UPCOMING EVENTS

2022 RPTA Fall Roundtable
Based on member requests,  the topic is Paper Machine Clothing Design.The in-person event will be held October 19 and 20 in Appleton, Wisconsin. Learn how clothing design can help achieve production, quality and cost objectives. Presentations and discussion will be supplemented with a tour of Voith’s press fabric manufacturing plant.

Use this link to register for this member only event.

The Roundtable will start at 1pm on October 19th with the plant tour the following morning. Additional logistic and travel details will be communicated broadly and well in advance of the Roundtable.

2023 P-T Seminar
The 2023 Production-Technical Seminar will be held in Atlanta on April 24 and 25 and, as usual, will be co-located with TAPPICon 2023.

P-T Session Topics will be:
1. Wet end improvements
2. DAF and fiber recovery optimization
3. Process data collection, storage and use
4. Safety: dryers through calendar stacks

Registration and hotel arrangements are managed by TAPPI and details will be communicated as they become available.