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20 Aug 14: Applications in Use, I--Steel Dryer Cans


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We are going to start a new subject this week.  Over the past five years, we have proposed more than 160 ideas to reduce weight and/or improve performance of paper machines and pulp mills.


Now, we are going to start identifying suppliers and known applications where these have been implemented, with or without our inspiration.


This week, we highlight steel dryer cans.


Toscotec has made more than 1.000 steel dryer cans--

TT Steel Dryer 


Andritz has been making steel yankees--

Prime Dry Steel Yankees 


Does anyone know of others making steel dryers? 


In coming weeks, we will be talking about 


Known PVC and CPVC piping applications


Planetary Gear Boxes


Applications where high voltage has been used to save copper.


If you can shed any light on these topic, please let us know by sending an email to
with "LGMI Frontiers" in the subject line.  



LGMI Design Practices
As always, your comments will be appreciated.
Think light!


Brian Brogdon, Ph.D.
Executive Director




Jim Thompson

Send us your comments by emailing Brian Brogdon
or Jim Thompson!

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LGMI Weekly Ideas are presented for your consideration and inspiration only.  It is solely your responsibility to check for engineering correctness, applicability, standards, insurance policy and local, national or any other legal compliance required before implementing.  Neither The Light Green Machine (TM) Institute, Paperitalo Publications, Talo Analytic International, Inc., nor any individual associated with these entities accepts any responsibility for your application or compliance issues.

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