PApeR Systems

threading is our specialty

We’re one of North America’s top companies specializing in providing end-to-end threading for paper and pulp mills around the world. We focus on robust design, quality equipment manufacturing, and reliable after-sales support.

This complete life cycle threading service is what Mantech’s Paper Systems are all about and what our customers like best about working with us.

Control, Cut & 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 back into the paper machine using a correctly positioned and dimensioned vacuum conveyor system. Once the tail has been secured back into the paper machine, the sheet widens out and normal operation resumes.

Why Choose Us?

We offer you a personable, small company experience during the development of your equipment, and maintain that relationship for many years after. Like our Core Values communicate, we don’t draw the line at “not our problem” – proof of this is in the number of repeat customers we have! We want you to succeed and will go the extra mile to ensure you’re satisfied.

There is no off-the-shelf equipment for automated threading because each mill, paper machine, and tail is unique.  To make sure you’re getting exactly what is needed, our in-house design team gathers specific data through detailed machine surveys and conversations with your staff to create an initial model.  We need to know exactly how your mill operates and what products you make to get the design right.

Before we submit a design for customer 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.

All aspects of component manufacturing, assembly, and testing occur in-house at our North Vancouver facility. With our design team and manufacturing team co-located under one roof, questions are quickly answered and seamless assembly of the finished system is overseen by the people who designed it.

Successful testing involves the designer, the 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 ensure that the equipment is working properly and that our service technician is well acquainted with the system before we ship the finished 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.

Why Choose Us?

We offer you a personable, small company experience during the development of your equipment, and maintain that relationship for many years after. Like our Core Values communicate, we don’t draw the line at “not our problem” – proof of this is in the number of repeat customers we have! We want you to succeed and will go the extra mile to ensure you’re satisfied.

Custom Designs

There is no off-the-shelf equipment for automated threading because each mill, paper machine, and tail is unique.  To make sure you’re getting exactly what is needed, our in-house design team gathers specific data through detailed machine surveys and conversations with your staff to create an initial model.  We need to know exactly how your mill operates and what products you make to get the design right.

Before we submit a design for customer 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

All aspects of component manufacturing, assembly, and testing occur in-house at our North Vancouver facility.  Since our design team is co-located with our manufacturing department, any questions are quickly answered and seamless assembly of the finished system is overseen by the people who designed it.

Successful testing involves the designer, the 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 ensure that the equipment is working properly and that our service technician is well acquainted with the system before we ship the finished product to your site.

Reliable Service

Of all the companies in the world that offer threading equipment, we’re 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 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 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, 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 Installations

140+ CITIES

19+ Countries

5 Continents

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.

Installation

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 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

Ken Harman
604 936 4217
kenh@awcsolutions.ca
Territories: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan

Stéphane Guenette
450 581 9156 / 514 942 1106
sguenette@fpcoinner.com
Territories: Manitoba (Eastern Region), Ontario, Québec

John Jessop
506 545 6246 / 506 545 8458
jjessop@fpcoinner.com
Territories: Ontario, Atlantic Provinces

Pierre Chabot
514 990 2423
pchabot@fpcoinner.com
Territories: Québec

United States

Bob James
425 981 3396
bobjames@areiesnw.com
Territories: Arizona, California, Oregon, Montana, Idaho and Washington

William J. (Bill) Roundtree
318 243 7226
broundtree@gmail.com
Territories: Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas

Daryll Benn
610 909 4622
dbenn63@attglobal.net
Territories: Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (Eastern Region), Ohio, New Hampshire, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia

Mark Dal Ponte
229 561 3200
mark@dalponteandassociates.net
Territories: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee

James Cooley
920 819 3414
james@upandrunningmachines.com
Territories: Illinois, Iowa, Michigan (Upper Region), Minnesota, Wisconsin

South America

Andres Flores
+56 75 2322033 or +56 9 89011471
Email: a.flores@inter-tech.cl
Territory: Chile

Alberto C. Benevides
+57 2 5241700, ext 104 & 105
alberto.benavides@neotekinc.net
Territories: Colombia, Ecuador

Alvaro Meleiro Jr.
+55 19 3523 7587 or +55 19 9 8149 9988
alvaro@papertechnology.com.br
Territory: Brazil

Asia

Oleg Plakidin
+7 812 3478851
oleg.plakidin@bktservice.ru OR bkt@bktservice.ru
Territories: Russian Federation, Ukraine, Belorussia, Kazakhstan, and Baltic States

陳裕鼎 Andy Chen
+886910129144
salevga@icloud.com
Territory: China

Surawut Komsuntia
+66 02 662 8013 14
02 662 8020 21
+66 94 251 1973
surawut@ducoint.com
Territories: Indonesia, India, Thailand, and Nepal

Europe

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

Oleg Plakidin
+7 812 3478851
oleg.plakidin@bktservice.ru OR bkt@bktservice.ru
Territories: Ukraine, Belarus, and Baltic States

Carlos Rivasés
+34 943 310545
Email: rivatec@rivatec.com
Territories: Spain and Portugal

Davide Giudici
+039 2103519 or +329 2355236
davide.giudici@satasrl.191.it
Territory: Italy

Oceania

Greg Cope
+61 2 9542 3766
info@flexcor.com.au
Territories: Australia and New Zealand

Our Global Presence

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: jjessop@fpcoinner.com
Territory: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Prince Edward Island

Mantech Enterprises
Phone: 604 936 4217
Email: dliem@mantechenterprises.com
Territories: Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba (Western Region)

Pierre Chabot
Phone: 514 990 2423
Email: pchabot@fpcoinner.com
Territory: Québec

Stéphane Guenette
Phone: 450 581 9156 / 514 942 1106
Email: sguenette@fpcoinner.com
Territories: Manitoba (Eastern Region), Ontario, and Québec

Daryll Benn
Phone: 610 909 4622
dbenn63@attglobal.net
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
james@upandrunningmachines.com
Territories: Illinois, Iowa, Michigan (Upper Region), Minnesota, and Wisconsin

Mantech Enterprises Inc.
Phone: 604 984 9906
dliem@mantechenterprises.com
Territories: Arizona, California, Oklahoma, Oregon, Mississippi, Montana, Idaho, and Washington

Mark Dal Ponte
Phone: 229 561 3200
mark@dalponteandassociates.net
Territories: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee

JB Calhoun
Phone: 205 461 7674
jbcalhoun@processbaron.com
Territories: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas

Alberto C. Benevides
Phone: +57 2 5241700, ext 104 & 105
alberto.benavides@neotekinc.net
Territories: Colombia, Ecuador

Alvaro Meleiro Jr.
Phone: +55 19 3523 7587 / +55 19 9 8149 9988
alvaro@papertechnology.com.br
Territory: Brazil

Andres Flores
Phone: +56 75 2322033 / +56 9 89011471
Email: a.flores@inter-tech.cl
Territory: Chile

陳裕鼎 Andy Chen
+886910129144
E-mail:salevga@icloud.com
Territory: China

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

Oleg Plakidin
Phone: +7 812 3478851
oleg.plakidin@bktservice.ru / bkt@bktservice.ru
Territories: Belarus, Baltic States, Kazakhstan, Russian Federation, Ukraine

Navnit V. Garg
Phone: +91 141 4019047
Email: nanvit@filfabglobal.com
Territories: India, Nepal

Sjamsuwar Gunawan
Phone: +62 21 546 0935 / +62 21 546 0936 / +62 811 997399
Email: sjamsuwar@chempart.co.id
Territories: Indonesia

Surawut Komsuntia
Phone: +66 02 662 8013 14, 02 662 8020 21 / +66 94 251 1973
Email:surawut@ducoint.com
Territories: Thailand

Mantech Enterprises
604-984-9906
Email: dliem@mantechenterprises.com
Territory: Australia and New Zealand