The SF-RK is an automatic sheet former used for the production of laboratory sheets in accordance to the Rapid Köthen method for measurement of the physical and/or optical properties of pulps.
This equipment became standard for the Q.C. (quality control) and for R&D (research and development) due to its sturdiness, precision, reliability and high degree of repeatability.
Ergonomic controls with easy one push button for sheet making – filling, mixing, sedimenting and draining stages all controlled by built-in PLC. Pneumatic mixer, with integrated pressure regulator, in the stock container base ensures perfect mixing of pulp suspension and homogeneity of sheets.
Two standard dryers enables production of up to 30 dry sheets per hour, depending on grammage, type of pulp & additives used. Individual ergonomic controls for each dryer including ON/OFF switch, vacuum meter and adjustable analog countdown timer with audible end alarm.
An elegant design and solid construction includes a large polished stainless steel operating table, a welded steel structure and resistant plastic cover panels. All parts in contact with water and pulp are made of corrosion resistant materials.
- White Water Recirculation System – enables user to reuse white water with control of its temperature up to 60 C, reproducing in the laboratory the closed loop conditions observed in real paper machines
- Wire tensioning device for the easy exchange of sheet forming screen gauze
- ISO 5269/2 & ISO 5269/3
Produces circular hand sheets: 315 cm /Ø 200 mm
Plexiglas stock container: 10 L
Pneumatic vacuum generator: 96 kPa
Hot water circuit for dryers (closed loop): 93°C
Cold water circuit for dryers (closed loop): 20°C
Power Supply: 220 VCA, single phase, 50 or 60 Hz, 4000 W
Water connection: 3 bar, 0,5 m /h
Drain connection: Required