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Paper Systems

We specialize in automated tail threading.

A Quick Overview

Automated tail threading systems are mechanical setups designed to streamline the threading of tails through machines during start-up or re-starting processes. Traditionally, this task is performed by hand, consuming substantial time and labour while presenting notable safety hazards to operators.

Using a combination of edge doctors, tail breakers, air jets, and conveyors, an automated tail threading installation can accurately guide paper tails through various machine sections while allowing an operator to control the components outside the machine from a control panel. Safety is significantly enhanced, and threading time is dramatically reduced, increasing overall operational efficiencies. 

Tailor-Made Applications

We focus on robust design, quality equipment manufacturing, and reliable after-sales support. Since automated tail threading systems require custom designs for different machine sections, we customize each component to fit your machine.

Our paper systems are all about this complete life cycle threading service and is what our customers like best about working with us.

Control, Cut and Transfer

These are the steps for successful tail threading. When a sheet break happens, the first important task is to gain control over the tail being threaded and position it properly. When control is achieved, a fast and controlled cut sets the tail up for a successful transfer. The freshly cut tail is then transferred using a custom designed vacuum conveyor system into the next section of the paper machine. After the tail is completely threaded, a tail cutter positioned downstream moves horizontally across the machine to widen the sheet.

What Sets Us Apart

We provide a personalized, small-company experience throughout the development of your equipment and maintain that relationship for years to come. As our Core Values reflect, we don’t stop at “not our problem,” as evidenced by our many repeat customers. We are committed to your success and will go the extra mile to ensure your satisfaction.

Custom Designs

Off-the-shelf equipment isn’t suitable for automated threading due to the unique configurations of each mill, paper machine, and tail. To ensure precise customization, our in-house design team meticulously gathers specific data through comprehensive machine surveys and thorough discussions with your team. Understanding the intricacies of your mill’s operations and the products you manufacture is essential for creating the perfect design.

Before we submit a design for your approval, our in-house manufacturing group and service technicians conduct a peer review to test our design concepts.  Our service technicians have experience across hundreds of different mills around the world, and we incorporate this knowledge into our designs to ensure your equipment performs as expected.

In-House Manufacturing

At our North Vancouver facility, we handle all aspects of component manufacturing, assembly, and testing in-house. With our design and manufacturing teams working side by side under the same roof, questions are swiftly addressed, and the seamless assembly of the final system is overseen by the very people who designed it.

Successful testing is a collaborative effort involving the designer, assembly crew, and the service technician who will oversee the installation and start-up of the equipment at your mill. By involving all relevant parties during the testing process, we guarantee equipment functionality and ensure our service technician is well-versed in the system before shipping the final product to your site.

Reliable Service

Of all the companies in the world that offer threading equipment , we are second to none in terms of customer service. Our team of technicians has seen it all, and their expertise and can-do approach to problem-solving help set us a tier above the competition. Our threading equipment is installed in over 100 different mills located in 19 countries over 5 continents, and each installation has been personally visited by our staff.

When you pick up the phone and call us with questions in and around service visits, we connect you directly with our technicians for scheduling and support.

What Sets Us Apart

We provide a personalized, small-company experience throughout the development of your equipment and maintain that relationship for years to come. As our Core Values reflect, we don’t stop at “not our problem,” which is evidenced by our many repeat customers. We are committed to your success and will go the extra mile to ensure your satisfaction.

Off-the-shelf equipment isn’t suitable for automated tail threading due to the unique configurations of each mill, machine, and tail. To ensure precise customization, our in-house design team meticulously gathers specific data through comprehensive machine surveys and thorough discussions with your team. Understanding the intricacies of your mill’s operations and the products you manufacture is essential for creating the perfect design.

Before we submit a design for your approval, our in-house manufacturing group and service technicians conduct a peer review to test our design concepts.  Our service technicians have experience across hundreds of different mills around the world, and we incorporate this knowledge into our designs to ensure your equipment performs as expected.

At our North Vancouver facility, we handle all aspects of component manufacturing, assembly, and testing in-house. With our design and manufacturing teams working side by side under the same roof, questions are swiftly addressed, and the seamless assembly of the final system is overseen by the very people who designed it.

Successful testing is a collaborative effort involving the designer, assembly crew, and the service technician who will oversee the installation and start-up of the equipment at your mill. By involving all relevant parties during the testing process, we guarantee equipment functionality and ensure our service technician is well-versed in the system before shipping the final product to your site.

Of all the companies in the world that offer threading equipment , we are second to none in terms of customer service. Our team of technicians has seen it all, and their expertise and can-do approach to problem-solving help set us a tier above the competition. Our threading equipment is installed in over 100 different mills located in 19 countries over 5 continents, and each installation has been personally visited by our staff.

When you pick up the phone and call us with questions in and around service visits, we connect you directly with our technicians for scheduling and support.

Our Worldwide
Installations

450+ Installations

140+
Cities

19+
Countries

5 Continents

Our Worldwide
Presence

450+ Installations

140+ Cities

19 Countries

5 Continents

Our Threading Products

Continous Vacuum Conveyor

Our continuous vacuum conveyor is suited for high-speed lightweights, market pulp, and everything in between. Press-to-reel position includes horizontal, vertical, and inverted, providing unmatched versatility, control, and efficiency. Construction is all stainless steel, designed for high service reliability and low maintenance.

Air Foil Threader

Our air foil threaders can be used standalone or alongside vacuum conveyors. This threader can be positioned from the dryer to reel, inside rewinders, on pulp layboy, and sheeter tables. Stainless steel design offers durability and low maintenance, with horizontal, vertical, and inverted configurations. This threader is also available with tube-type air jets and air knife applications.

Calender Threader

This threader is used on three to eight roll stacks and for threading high-speed lightweights to board. Over-the-top threaders eliminate the need for an upper pinch roll, which reduces equipment needs, roll wear, and roll refinishing. It features highly efficient use of compressed air with air knife applications.

SBB Tail Breaker

This tail breaker is designed for tissue, toweling, high speed news or for threading in press sections. The design is compact and low maintenance, featuring a hardened stainless-steel saw-spike tooth blade and utilizing pneumatic controls to provide safe storage when not in use.

SGC Tail Breaker

Our SGC features a simple, low-maintenance design and is the most effective high-speed tail breaker available. Whether used standalone or in conjunction with an edge doctor, straight clean cuts are assured.

Rotary Saw Blade Tail Cutter

Simple, reliable, and versatile, with single, dual, or portable handheld control stations. These feature a very compact, rigid structural beam design for unlimited cross-machine length, and fully adjustable or preset positions to optimize precise tail cut positioning. Special tooth designs on the rotary saw blade minimize dust and controls fiber build-up and plugging.

Knife Blade Tail Cutter

Our knife blade tail cutter features a very compact, rigid structural beam design for unlimited cross-machine length, and fully adjustable or preset positions to optimize precise tail cut positioning. No tools are required to quickly change the blade on this simple, low-maintenance cutter. The head can be parked at the front or drive side for blade changes, and a sheet stabilizing plate is integral to the cutting head.

Water Jet Tail Cutter

Made entirely of stainless steel, this cutter is available with customer water supply or new water supply systems. Cut positions are accurately set, and fully adjustable. Double or single nozzles are available, with edge trim squirts available.

Rope Diverter

Applicable for scanners, edge markers or size press rope removal, this diverter allows full sheet scanning, rope clearance with splasher pans, etc. It lifts rope off rotating rolls when the rope system is in idle or stop mode. Configurable with single, double or three rope systems, for standalone implementation, or can be tied into the paper machine control system.

Automated Mechanical Hand

This device simulates a human pulling the tail into a rope nip, eliminating the need for a person to go into the machine. It automatically pulls the tail into the ropes, holds the tail for threading, and releases or holds the tail out of the ropes. It is normally used in conjunction with transfer equipment, which takes the tail off a press roll and transfers it into the next machine position.

System Controls

All our threading, tail cutters, rope diverters, and automated mechanical hand systems come with full control packages. Operation stations, control panels, pneumatic panels, and drive panels are custom designed for each application. All systems and panels are CE certified, meeting the world-recognized standards for safety and reliability to ensure the safe operation of the systems.

Our Products

Continous Vacuum Conveyor

Our continuous vacuum conveyor is suited for high-speed lightweights, market pulp, and everything in between. Press-to-reel position includes horizontal, vertical, and inverted, providing unmatched versatility, control, and efficiency. Construction is all stainless steel, designed for high service reliability and low maintenance.

Air Foil Threader

Our air foil threaders can be used standalone or alongside vacuum conveyors. This threader can be positioned from the dryer to reel, inside rewinders, on pulp layboy, and sheeter tables. Stainless steel design offers durability and low maintenance, with horizontal, vertical, and inverted configurations. This threader is also available with tube-type air jets and air knife applications.

Calender Threader

This threader is used on three to eight roll stacks and for threading high-speed lightweights to board. Over-the-top threaders eliminate the need for an upper pinch roll, which reduces equipment needs, roll wear, and roll refinishing. It features highly efficient use of compressed air with air knife applications.

SBB Tail Breaker

This tail breaker is designed for tissue, toweling, high speed news or for threading in press sections. The design is compact and low maintenance, featuring a hardened stainless-steel saw-spike tooth blade and utilizing pneumatic controls to provide safe storage when not in use.

SGC Tail Breaker

Our SGC features a simple, low-maintenance design and is the most effective high-speed tail breaker available. Whether used standalone or in conjunction with an edge doctor, straight clean cuts are assured.

Rotary Saw Blade Tail Cutter

Simple, reliable, and versatile, with single, dual, or portable handheld control stations. These feature a very compact, rigid structural beam design for unlimited cross-machine length, and fully adjustable or preset positions to optimize precise tail cut positioning. Special tooth designs on the rotary saw blade minimize dust and controls fiber build-up and plugging.

Knife Blade Tail Cutter

Our knife blade tail cutter features a very compact, rigid structural beam design for unlimited cross-machine length, with fully adjustable or preset positions to optimize precise tail cut positioning. No tools are required to quickly change the blade and the head can be parked at the front or drive side for blade changes. Note: A sheet stabilizing plate is integral to the cutting head.

Water Jet Tail Cutter

Made entirely of stainless steel, this cutter is available with customer water supply or new water supply systems. Cut positions are accurately set, and fully adjustable. Double or single nozzles are available, with edge trim squirts available.

Rope Diverter

Applicable for scanners, edge markers or size press rope removal, this diverter allows full sheet scanning, rope clearance with splasher pans, etc. It lifts rope off rotating rolls when the rope system is in idle or stop mode. Configurable with single, double or three rope systems, for standalone implementation, or can be tied into the paper machine control system.

Automated Mechanical Hand

This device simulates a human pulling the tail into a rope nip, eliminating the need for a person to go into the machine. It automatically pulls the tail into the ropes, holds the tail for threading, and releases or holds the tail out of the ropes. It is normally used in conjunction with transfer equipment, which takes the tail off a press roll and transfers it into the next machine position.

System Controls

All our threading, tail cutters, rope diverters, and automated mechanical hand systems come with full control packages. Operation stations, control panels, pneumatic panels, and drive panels are custom designed for each application. All systems and panels are CE certified, meeting the world-recognized standards for safety and reliability to ensure the safe operation of the systems.

Our Proven
Process

Through years of experience with diverse clients, we’ve honed a deeply collaborative approach to our services. Our commitment to you extends until you’re fully satisfied.

Introduction

First things first, we meet with you to get a full idea of your project scope, your budget, and your overall requirements and timelines.

Design

The next step is us teaming up with our design team to blend your project needs seamlessly with our manufacturing capabilities. Throughout this stage, we will maintain frequent contact with you regarding any potential design changes or necessary improvements.

Manufacturing

This is where we utilize both our state-of-the-art facility and over 25 years of turnkey project management to dive into making your project a reality. We’ll take care of all the purchase coordinating, fabrication, welding, machining, assembly and final testing to ensure everything runs smoothly.

Delivery

Once your project is finished, we’ll arrange the transport — we can get anything anywhere using a full range of shipping solutions. 

Post-Project

Last but not least, after everything is settled, we arrange for a full debrief with you to discuss the successful parts of the project and also anything that requires improvement.  And if you’re looking for any kind of scaling-up or going from production to prototype, we can also help with that!

Our Process

Over many years of working with a variety of clients, we’ve developed a highly collaborative approach to our services. Our job isn’t done until you’re satisfied!

Introduction

We reach out to discuss your current process and identify any issues you’re experiencing. We then determine which products are needed, along with your machine details and requirements, and propose a solution.

Development

After gathering detailed machine dimensions and application constraints, we work closely with our design team to develop a unique solution to fit your needs. The design is then presented to your users, operations, and maintenance.

Implementation

Once your threading components have shipped and arrive at your mill, we collaborate with you and any applicable trades on-site to provide system tuning and ensure a successful installation.

Post-Project

Following installation, our dedicated service technicians are available on-site, through video conferencing, or via phone to address any questions or issues. We also provide spare parts as required. 

Our Global Presence

Our representatives are located worldwide and would love to help you find the perfect solution for your application.

Canada

Drew Thibodeau
Phone: 506 545 6246 / 506 545 8458
Email: [email protected]
Territories: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Prince Edward Island

Mantech Enterprises
Phone: 604 936 4217
Email: [email protected]
Territories: Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba (Western Region)

Pierre Chabot
Phone: 514 990 2423
Email: [email protected]
Territory: Québec

Stéphane Guenette
Phone: 450 581 9156 / 514 942 1106
Email: [email protected]
Territories: Manitoba (Eastern Region), Ontario, and Québec

United States

Daryll Benn
Phone: 610 909 4622
Email: [email protected]
Territories: Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (Eastern Region), New Hampshire, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio , Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia

James Cooley
Phone: 920 819 3414
Email: [email protected]
Territories: Illinois, Iowa, Michigan (Upper Region), Minnesota, and Wisconsin

Mantech Enterprises Inc.
Phone: 604 984 9906
Email: [email protected]
Territories: Arizona, California, Oklahoma, Oregon, Mississippi, Montana, Idaho, and Washington

Mark Dal Ponte
Phone: 229 561 3200
Email: [email protected]
Territories: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee

JB Calhoun
Phone: 205 461 7674
Email: [email protected]
Territories: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas

South America

Alberto C. Benevides
Phone: +57 2 5241700, ext 104 & 105
Email: [email protected]
Territories: Colombia, Ecuador

Alvaro Meleiro Jr.
Phone: +55 19 3523 7587 / +55 19 9 8149 9988
Email: [email protected]
Territory: Brazil

Andres Flores
Phone: +56 75 2322033 / +56 9 89011471
Email: [email protected]
Territory: Chile

Europe / Asia

陳裕鼎 Andy Chen
+886910129144
Email:[email protected]
Territory: China

Guus Brummel
Phone: +31 525 652351
Email: guusbrummel@henkdebruyn
Territories: Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg

Oleg Plakidin
Phone: +7 812 3478851
Email: [email protected] / [email protected]
Territories: Belarus, Baltic States, Kazakhstan, Russian Federation, Ukraine

Navnit V. Garg
Phone: +91 141 4019047
Email: [email protected]
Territories: India, Nepal

Sjamsuwar Gunawan
Phone: +62 21 546 0935 / +62 21 546 0936 / +62 811 997399
Email: [email protected]
Territories: Indonesia

Surawut Komsuntia
Phone: +66 02 662 8013 14, 02 662 8020 21 / +66 94 251 1973
Email:[email protected]
Territories: Thailand

Oceania

Mantech Enterprises
604-984-9906
Email: [email protected]
Territory: Australia and New Zealand

Our Agents

Our representatives are located worldwide and would love to help you find the perfect solution for your application.

Drew Thibodeau
Phone: 506 545 6246 / 506 545 8458
Email: [email protected]
Territories: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Prince Edward Island

Mantech Enterprises
Phone: 604 936 4217
Email: [email protected]
Territories: Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba (Western Region)

Pierre Chabot
Phone: 514 990 2423
Email: [email protected]
Territory: Québec

Stéphane Guenette
Phone: 450 581 9156 / 514 942 1106
Email: [email protected]
Territories: Manitoba (Eastern Region), Ontario, and Québec

Daryll Benn
Phone: 610 909 4622
Email: [email protected]
Territories: Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (Eastern Region), New Hampshire, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio , Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia

James Cooley
Phone: 920 819 3414
Email: [email protected]
Territories: Illinois, Iowa, Michigan (Upper Region), Minnesota, and Wisconsin

Mantech Enterprises Inc.
Phone: 604 984 9906
Email: [email protected]
Territories: Arizona, California, Oklahoma, Oregon, Mississippi, Montana, Idaho, and Washington

Mark Dal Ponte
Phone: 229 561 3200
Email: [email protected]
Territories: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee

JB Calhoun
Phone: 205 461 7674
Email: [email protected]
Territories: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas

Alberto C. Benevides
Phone: +57 2 5241700, ext 104 & 105
Email: [email protected]
Territories: Colombia, Ecuador

Alvaro Meleiro Jr.
Phone: +55 19 3523 7587 / +55 19 9 8149 9988
Email: [email protected]
Territory: Brazil

Andres Flores
Phone: +56 75 2322033 / +56 9 89011471
Email: [email protected]
Territory: Chile

陳裕鼎 Andy Chen
+886910129144
Email:[email protected]
Territory: China

Guus Brummel
Phone: +31 525 652351
Email: guusbrummel@henkdebruyn
Territories: Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg

Oleg Plakidin
Phone: +7 812 3478851
Email: [email protected] / [email protected]
Territories: Belarus, Baltic States, Kazakhstan, Russian Federation, Ukraine

Navnit V. Garg
Phone: +91 141 4019047
Email: [email protected]
Territories: India, Nepal

Sjamsuwar Gunawan
Phone: +62 21 546 0935 / +62 21 546 0936 / +62 811 997399
Email: [email protected]
Territories: Indonesia

Surawut Komsuntia
Phone: +66 02 662 8013 14, 02 662 8020 21 / +66 94 251 1973
Email:[email protected]
Territories: Thailand

Mantech Enterprises
604-984-9906
Email: [email protected]
Territory: Australia and New Zealand