Patent Number: 6,254,732

Title: Method for loading a seal of a suction roll and a sealing construction thereof

Abstract: A sealing construction for loading a seal against a suction roll in a paper machine includes a seal having a wear surface, side surfaces and a lower surface. The seal is fitted from its holder to the structure of a suction box which is inside the suction roll. The seal essentially covers the whole operating length of the suction roll, extending from its wear surface to the inner face of the mantle of the suction roll. The seal is moveable in the direction of the radius of the suction roll in the holder by a pressure effect that is applied directly onto the lower surface of the seal. Negative pressure or vacuum can be applied during operation to draw the seal into its holder to reduce seal wear.

Inventors: Savolainen; Hannu (Petajavesi, FI)

Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.

International Classification: D21F 3/10 (20060101); D21F 3/02 (20060101); D21F 003/10 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018