Schaeffler North America

Paper production

Forming roll (wet section)

The forming roll is the first roll over which the paper, still pulp, is guided. The water is removed through small holes in the surface of the cylinder. The size of the main bearings at the operator’s end is determined by the suction box dimensions. Spherical roller bearings are used at all positions as shaft deflections and high loads have to be accommodated. All bearings are connected to a central oil lubrication system.

  • Speed ~300 1/min
  • Load/main bearing 200 kN
  • Lubrication CLP 150