Quality and reliability have always been the outstanding hallmarks of Voith paper machines. As an experienced system vendor, partner to the paper industry and technology leader, Voith has been shaping global paper production for more than 150 years and offers the most extensive range of products and services on the market.
The new generation of paper machines stands for “Xcellent Performance” and offers paper manufacturers decisive advantages: optimized individual components, combined with improved interfaces and process flows, result in a significant reduction in project and start-up times.
With its product and service innovations, Voith supports paper manufacturers on their journey into the digital environment. Papermaking 4.0 harnesses ideally matched products, technologies and services to machine performance and in this way ensures more profitable paper production. As a full-line supplier with the largest range of services, components and products on the market, Voith offers paper manufacturers comprehensive expert advice and solutions from a single source.
The interaction of Voith BlueLine stock preparation and the new XcelLine paper machines ensures top-class paper production especially in respect of paper quality and machine efficiency. In recent months, successful start-ups have already been realized with XcelLine paper machines, for example with the installation of two packaging paper machines, Zoucheng PM 31 and PM 32, for Sun Paper.
Just a few hours after start-up the PM 31 was producing marketable paper. Since then it has been running smoothly and stably at a high production level. One month later PM 32 was successfully commissioned. One example of a successful XcelLine tissue machine is the Cheng Loong TM 16 in Taiwan.
Voith has been shaping global paper production for more than 150 years
It is particularly energy-efficient, as the Yankee dryer hood is heated with steam instead of gas, while the combination with the NipcoFlex T shoe press reduces running costs. With an operating speed of 2,001 m/min the TM 16 is regarded as the world’s fastest tissue machine with steam-heated Yankee dryer hood.
Voith Paper is a Group Division of Voith and is one of the leading partners and pioneers in the paper industry. Through constant innovations, Voith Paper is optimizing the paper manufacturing process, focusing on developing resource-conserving products to reduce the use of energy, water and fibers.
Voith Paper offers a broad service portfolio for all sections of the paper manufacturing process. Voith sets standards in the markets energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive.
From a Locksmith’s Workshop to a Global Technology Group
Voith is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2017. On January 27, 1867, Friedrich Voith took over the locksmith’s workshop owned by his father, Johann Matthäus, which was located in Heidenheim on the river Brenz. That was the beginning of the family-owned company’s global success story. “We don’t know what Friedrich Voith imagined at the time,” says Dr. Hubert Lienhard, President and CEO of Voith, “but today we see what became of his ideas and dreams as a result of hard work, passion, and the dedication of generations of Voith employees: a global technology company with around 19,000 employees in more than 60 countries, which has made industrial history in many of its markets over the last 150 years. A family owned company with strong values and a unique company culture.”
Welcome to the Next 150 Years
“We are proud of our rich, successful history. But in our anniversary year, we will primarily be looking to the future,” says Voith CEO Lienhard. “That is what we mean when we say ‘Welcome to the Next 150 Years.’ Friedrich Voith saw the major opportunities in his time, and seized them decisively. We have preserved this entrepreneurial and pioneering spirit. We want to take a decisive role in shaping the fourth industrial revolution in the 21th century following the example of our grounding father Friedrich Voith, who was one of the pioneers of the first industrial revolution.” The company is targeting an additional expansion in 2017, in particular through digital applications. For this end, the company built the new Voith Digital Solutions Group Division in which the company brings together its activities in the fields of IT, automation, software and sensor technology. “In our founding year, 1867, electricity, paper and mobility were restricted to a limited number of people. The world was a different place. Since that time, Voith technologies have helped to change things,” Lienhard says. “Today, we are on the threshold of major new opportunities. The world of industry is becoming a digital one. We are looking forward to that. The people at Voith are at home with change – there is no other way to grow that old.”