ProJet receives order for a Dual Tail Cutter for Strathcona Paper in Canada

Photo: ProJet
Photo: ProJet

ProJet received an order for a unique Dual Cutter, also called Tail & Deckle Cutter, for the Wire Section of the Strathcona paper machine in Napanee, ON, Canada. Strathcona is producing board on a 126 in. wide machine with very frequent deckle changes. Strathcona selected ProJet as preferred supplier because ProJet’s Tail & Deckle Cutter excels in quality, reliability and user-friendliness.

ProJet’s Tail & Deckle Cutter has the following features:

- Automated trim removal before the couch and size press

- Eliminates changing deckle widths of suction and press rolls

- Substantial savings in drying energy possible if trim is removed at the wet-end instead of after the reel

This leads to the following benefits:

- Adjusting the paper width to cross directional shrink => Minimum paper loss at pope roller

- Parameter feedback: “End of production run” or “All parameters ready to go for new production run” => Unproductive time between production runs is minimized.

- Setting the Tail width => Quickest possible adjustments.

- Choosing the position of the Tail => Best position of the press rolls or press felts

- Choice for dual speed => Optimal speed for “Go to full width” and thus minimizing the risk for sheet breaks.

  => Highest possible speed at “Cut off” and thus reducing scrap to a minimum.

- Remote control => Operating personnel does not need to wait at the forming section during tail transfer => reduction of labor


The equipment is scheduled to be delivered in Q2, 2021 and installation & start-up in Q3, 2021.