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KWS Provides On-Site Training at Georgia Pacific Gypsum in Lovell, WY

Challenge

Drywall is a panel board used in home and commercial construction for interior walls and ceilings. It is made of gypsum, fiberglass and other additives and extruded between thick sheets of paper. Screw conveyors are used throughout the drywall manufacturing process. Preventative maintenance and troubleshooting of failures are very important to keeping a plant profitably running 24/7/365.

KWS Provides On-Site Training at Georgia Pacific Gypsum in Lovell, WY - KWS

KWS Provides On Site Training for Operations & Maintenance Personnel

KWS Advantage

Along with a power transmission distributor partner, KWS provided on-site training for operations and maintenance personnel at the Georgia Pacific Gypsum plant in Lovell, WY. The training provided a deeper knowledge of screw conveyor components and assemblies as well as solutions to major maintenance issues with a focus on preventive maintenance. 10 plant employees were trained.

The proper method for aligning a screw conveyor was demonstrated since a major factor of premature component wear is misalignment. KWS also discussed the telltale signs of misalignment, such as premature wear on seals, hanger bearings, or coupling shafts and the associated corrective actions.

The biggest attention getter during the training sessions was the ability to use their phones to access KWS screw conveyor components using the KWS CAD Models app. KWS is the only screw conveyor manufacturer to provide instantaneous and easy access to CAD models. Operations and maintenance personnel liked having the ability to access CAD models to verify dimensions.

Testimonial

"Thanks for the training. We learned a few new ideas that will help reduce downtime."

Maintenance Manager – Georgia Pacific Gypsum

KWS Provides On-Site Training at Georgia Pacific Gypsum in Lovell, WY - KWS

Experienced KWS Technicians Troubleshoot and Solve Maintenance Problems

KWS Provides On-Site Training at Georgia Pacific Gypsum in Lovell, WY - KWS

Screw Conveyor Failures are Analyzed in Field and Long-Term Solutions Implemented

Gypsum

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