AFT recently had another successful refiner start-up with the BillerudKorsnäs group, world leader in packaging grades. The new pulp mill reject refiner started-up in December at the 460 000 t/d Skärblacka mill in Sweden, designed to defiberize knots, shives and fiber bundles coming from pulp screening. Combined with Finebar® technology, AFT refiners deliver optimized performance and energy savings which will help support BillerudKorsnäs’ sustainability goals through resource-efficient production.
The Skärblacka installation also includes an AFTLinx integration unit for monitoring refiner performance remotely. Our optional IoT gateway collects equipment-specific operating data to address customer needs for remote product support and service. The data access allows AFT specialists to assist with start-ups, conduct comprehensive real-time machine diagnostics, and provide advice for optimized refiner operation.
AFT is a global supplier specialized in stock preparation, screening, refining and paper machine approach flow systems. With over 100 years of experience, they offer expert solutions that help mills produce more while using less energy, water and chemicals. Their solutions are tailored to the customer’s furnish, their application, and the end-product being produced in order to optimize their return on investment.