Tasowheel and Bellmer: Another Successful Collaboration

Ahlstrom Saint-Severin mill, located in Southern France, is well-known for its precise standards and high-performance expectations. Specializing in producing vegetable parchment paper, the mill recently upgraded its old headbox to a hydraulic Bellmer Turbojetter, incorporating an advanced Tasowheel dilution profiling system to ensure optimal production standards.

The decision to select the Tasowheel and Bellmer team to replace the headbox was driven by the mill’s perception of insufficient support from their previous supplier. This prompted the search for a partner capable of delivering a high-level performance guarantee.

Over the past decade, Bellmer and Tasowheel have cultivated a strong and enduring partnership. Collaborating on headbox deliveries, resulting in several dilution and slice lip control systems by Tasowheel. Throughout this extensive period of cooperation, our relationship has consistently been defined by a foundation of effective open communication.

“Tasowheel is a stable company, showcasing the highest level of flexibility, prompt actions, and reliability. We warmly recommend them.”

Jari Kylliö– Senior Sales Manager, Bellmer

Tasowheel’s affordable prices, easy integration with any third-party Quality Control Systems (QCS), and endorsement from Bellmer, based on our strong history of successful projects, made us the best choice for the mill’s upgrade.

The comprehensive solution delivered by Tasowheel consisted of a complete dilution profiling system with CD control and commissioning services.

Tasowheel Dilution System
Tasowheel linear dilution actuators in Bellmer headbox

Tasowheel dilution profiling system, alongside Bellmer new headbox, significantly improved the paper production capabilities of the Saint-Severin mill, facilitating a seamless transition from slice to dilution system. This integration led to a fast start-up curve and minimal downtime, complemented by the impressive performance metrics, including a low 2-sigma value and excellent availability.

Tasowheel CD control
Excellent basis weight uniformity right after start up

“I am pleased with the excellent outcome achieved by the new headbox and appreciate Tasowheel’s responsiveness, availability, and expertise.”

Gérard GIRY– Saint Severin Mill Manager

Tasowheel Oy with over 40 years of experience, is the original manufacturer of complete Quality Control Systems. We deliver complete turnkey projects for paper, board, pulp, and tissue machines. Our products and services include all profiling systems, CD & MD controls, as well as first-class measurement frames and sensors.

Bellmer is an international high-class technology supplier with two divisions: Paper Technology focused on paper & board machines and Separation Technology for water and sludge treatment.

Ahlstrom is a global leader in fiber-based materials, supplying innovative and sustainable solutions to its customers. Their offering includes filter materials, release liners, food and beverage processing materials, decor papers, as well as a range of specialty papers for industrial and consumer end-uses.