Hands-On Paper Machine Operations
This two-day course offers a unique experience in learning about the
operation of a paper machine. All attendees actually operate the UWSP
Paper Science pilot paper machine through four carefully planned
exercises, which allow the participants to observe, manipulate and
understand the operations of papermaking. Each exercise introduces
attendees to more complicated and sophisticated aspects of paper machine
Participants spend two mornings learning in a classroom environment, and two afternoons working with the pilot-scale paper machine.
Who Should Attend
You should attend if you are seeking a better understanding of
the paper industry in order to improve your on-the-job performance.
Particularly appropriate for newcomers, machine operators, operating
managers, financial managers, sales representatives, maintenance
workers, training and development staff.
The attendees divide into two teams to perform four tasks on
the machine. The two teams will rotate between the machine and the
conference room. This will provide the team with opportunities to
discuss their observations and experiences with the facilitator and plan
for the next task to be performed.
Each task will be presented to the teams as a worksheet. The four assigned tasks:
- Increase machine speed, keeping paper properties constant
- Compensate for loss in wet press capacity
- React to highly refined stock on the machine
- Set and control the jet/wire ratio
The Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology (WIST) organizes this course. UWSP Paper Science and Engineering Faculty serve as instructors.
Minimum: 8 Maximum: 16
For additional information about schedules for this course, contact Angie Hauer
, WIST Program Development Coordinator.