The production and processing of pulp, paper and wood products requires rugged industrial systems and components built to withstand harsh environments while providing precise control. At Airline, you’ll find all of the most durable and reliable hydraulic, pneumatic and automation components in the business – at competitive prices.
From hydraulic power systems to filtration and lubrication systems, Airline has what you need for lumber and pulp processing, wood product production and biomass production. For paper production—including fiber line, wet and dry section, coating, reeling, winding and packaging—we offer a wide range of automation components, electrical controls, machine safeguarding and energy efficient process solutions in addition to our hydraulic components and engineered systems.
Over the years, we’ve helped hundreds of top paper and wood product manufacturers upgrade their equipment to be more precise, cost-efficient and reliable.
Get more capabilities and flexibility in open- and closed-loop control, including the ability
to nest loops. The VT-HACD series controllers are available in application-specific
configurations to give you fast designs, quick changeovers, and precise control. The
controllers significantly simplify machine design and operations, especially when used with
Rexroth proportional valves.
The first valve to utilize sliding ceramic plates for basic sealing functions, the Ceram has
become the standard valve for many companies in the industry. The ceramic plates allow the
valve to withstand harsh environments and typical "less than perfect" compressed air
conditions. The ceramic plates shrug off contaminants that cause many other valves to fail.
By outlasting the competition, the valve has saved the industry millions in maintenance
and replacement costs.
In applications such as transport, where weight directly affects performance, the new CS2
Series offers all lightweight aluminum tube and end covers. This results in weight savings
of up to 50% compared to steel construction cylinders. These lightweight options are
available in bore sizes of 125 mm, 140 mm and 160 mm. Other features include its oversized
piston rods which add to the overall cylinder strength, and the unique rod seal has been
specially designed to prevent internal contamination. Finally, the CS2 utilizes a unique
end-of-stroke cushion seal to reduce end-of-stroke shock and start-up problems.
HYDAC OKC Series Coolers use a combination of high-performance cooling elements and high-
capacity, compact AC electric-powered fans to give trouble-free operation in hydraulic
applications. The compact design allows the coolers to fit most equipment and provide the
highest cooling performance in heat dissipation while minimizing space required.
Systems can service one machine, different zones on machines, or even several separate
machines. Regardless of the application, the central pump station automatically delivers
lubricant through a single supply line to the injectors. Each injector serves only one
lubrication point and may be accurately adjusted to deliver the precise amount of grease
or oil required. Centro-Matic systems can be designed with air-operated, electric, manual
or hydraulic pumps.
Major Paper Product Manufacturers Rely on Airline to Upgrade Equipment to Dramatically Improve Performance
Major manufacturers of paper products have turned to Airline to fix production inconsistency
problems. Airline’s strength is our experienced professionals who can quickly identify the
problem and implement the best solution. In one case, we recommended upgrading three press
sections of the company’s paper machine with new Rexroth valves which have on-board electronics
and built-in pressure transducers. The valves integrate closed-loop pressure control and this
resulted in significant improvement in performance with very high accuracy and repeatability.
Another major paper product manufacturer asked Airline to upgrade an old “lowering table” on a tissue
mill. Airline replaced an old control system with an HACD controller, manifold and two servo
solenoid valves. The HACD was used to drive and synchronize two cylinders and the respective control
valves. This upgrade made this old machine perform far more accurately and reliably than ever.
In each of these cases, Airline also provided start-up and engineering services and has since
received subsequent orders for additional machine upgrades.