Xerium Launches Innovative SMART Technology for Suction Roll Applications on Tissue and Paper Machines

YOUNGSVILLE, NC, April 17, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, recently launched SMART Technology engineered especially for vacuum assisted suction roll applications on tissue and paper machines. This newly developed functionality for the company’s patented SMART Technology platform provides tissue, paper and paperboard manufacturers unprecedented real-time diagnostics and production optimization data for their suction roll press positions. 

“We are extremely excited to release this game-changing new functionality for suction presses”, said Mr. Bill Butterfield, EVP and CTO of Xerium. “This was the single most requested new product from our global customers and we are delighted to deliver after years of research and successful field trials.  SMART technology has the potential to revolutionize the way our customers manage their presses and provides new insight into the dynamics of Yankee roll positions in tissue, as well as cluster presses in traditional paper and board grades. Customers are already reporting benefits after installing this new technology including: reduced problems with roll crown issues, improved machine productivity, and product quality. We believe we’re just at the beginning stages in terms of the potential for this innovative platform.” 

About Xerium

Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM) is a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services. Xerium utilizes a broad portfolio of patented and proprietary technologies to provide customers with tailored solutions and products integral to production, all designed to optimize performance and reduce operational costs. Xerium has 26 manufacturing facilities in 12 countries, two new plants under construction in 2 countries and employs approximately 3,100 employees.


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Source: Xerium Technologies, Inc.

Xerium Technologies, Inc.
Steve Cole
Director – Global Marketing

Get more details at at SMART Technology page and be sure to watch the launch video below!