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Paper Mill Increases Efficiency
When a Northeast paper mill was having issues with their local mechanical contractor not being able to supply enough manpower to fulfill the mill’s bi-weekly paper machine maintenance outages, they reached out to OASIS for assistance. An OASIS team met with their maintenance, engineering and purchasing groups to develop a strategy where OASIS would supply between 6 and 12 men at each bi-weekly outage in order to support their preventive maintenance needs.
After working with OASIS on several of these outages, it was clear to the mill that OASIS was able to support much more than the maintenance tasks the mill had initially contracted OASIS for. This mill currently hires OASIS to support larger and more critical path projects in order to increase efficiency and keep machine downtime to a minimum. Prior to each outage, the scheduled projects are presented and discussed with OASIS. This pre-planning initiative allows OASIS to allocate the appropriate number of technicians and tooling necessary for each outage.
Mill Sees Big Cost Savings
What began as a project to inspect bearings at a paper mill in South Carolina, lead to OASIS being hired to remove all bearings and housings and install new bearings and seals on 22 dryer cans. OASIS was contacted by and engineering contractor to work with them to assist the dryer can OEM with failing seals. After the results of the initial bearing inspection, OASIS was asked about manpower and tooling capabilities with regards to changing all bearings and utilizing the OASIS dryer can lifting fixtures.
The job scope included the removal of bearings and housings as well as cleaning all housings. The new scope also included the installation of the new bearings. OASIS was able to meet the tooling and manpower requirements of this project by supplying a team of ten alignment and mechanical technicians from several OASIS service centers. The OASIS technicians worked in teams to repair three bearings per team for nine bearings per shift. The fourth OASIS team was assigned to clean the housings. The initial plan by the mill was to replace seven bearings per shift. The actual time required to replace all of the bearings was two shifts for a total twenty-three hours. Because of the number of skilled OASIS technicians on this project, the job was finished one shift early – a huge cost savings for this mill. The engineering contractor was so pleased, he commented “The service was excellent. I look forward to working with OASIS in the future”.
Corrugator Requires Large Team
The mechanical alignment of a corrugator typically takes two teams of alignment and mechanical technicians working around the clock. This was the case when OASIS was hired to perform the complete alignment of a corrugator at a facility in Georgia. An OASIS team of twelve consisting of technicians from the Northeast and Southeast service centers, arrived onsite with one of the large OASIS mechanical tool cribs as well as two optical tool sets.
Over three days working around the clock, with one six-man team on day and one six-man team on night, the OASIS crew conducted a mechanical alignment effort from the single-facers through the hot plate section. Though a tolerance of 0.025” was supplied by the mill, OASIS brought the alignment to within 0.015” for both attributes in most sections including the both single-facers, bottom liner, and hot plate section. Additionally, using optical tooling, the OASIS alignment technicians inspected the machine centerline and found that the two single-facers were not common to one another. The pre-heater, NLB unit, web guide and triple stack were adjusted for centerline to help transition the web through the double-backer sections.
I have very high expectations of everyone that works in this facility. The OASIS crews have always surpassed my very high expectations. Not only do they work hard, which anyone can do; but they work smart and safe. . . their ‘can do’ and ‘will do’ attitude never fails to impress and astonish me.”