KlassENgineering

KlassENgineering Inc. is a consulting engineering firm specializing in tension control problems involving drives for web handling industries. We specialize in on-site service.

Contact Information

Telephone

(705) 743-1076

Fax

(705) 743-2307

Postal Address

Peterborough ON Canada
K9H 2N4

E-mail

cklassen@klassen.on.ca

How KlassENgineering can help Your Organization

If you are a Producer or Converter of webs (paper, plastic films, fabrics, laminates) and are experiencing web defects due to poor tension control:

We can work with your maintenance personnel and operators to provide a drive audit including measured performance of diameter calculators, drive speed regulators, and tension and position regulators. Most tests can be performed with the line running or between orders, thus minimising the impact on production.

If you are a Producer or Converter of webs anticipating the need for increased production:

We can assist in the Specification, Electrical Drawings, Bill of Material and Commissioning of new or modified drive components for increasing either the line speed or maximum roll diameters used in your line. This may include changing speed reducer ratios, increasing power, modifications to the control scheme, or a total drive replacement.

If you are a Producer or Converter of webs requiring an upgrade to an existing line (new printer, laminator, coater, treater):

We can assist in the Specification, Electrical Drawings, Bill of Material and Commissioning of new or modified drive components. We are experienced in interfacing with existing drives systems, drive masters and operator interfaces. This may include control modifications, addition of communications between the existing and new equipment, interfacing with the new equipment vendor, or a total drive replacement.
The upgrade will involve a safety review. We can work with authorised professional engineers in your area to ensure the modifications comply with current applicable safety standards.

If you are a Web Handling Equipment Manufacturer requiring electrical engineering services, we can provide engineering services as required including:

Equipment specification
Electrical drawings
Control strategy
Safety audits and circuits
Integration with existing equipment
Programming
Staging in your factory
User and maintenance manuals
On-site commissioning

Personnel

Clarence Klassen P. Engineer

President. Designated Consulting Engineer with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO). KlassENgineering was incorporated in 1999. Clarence applies 31 years in the Pulp and Paper industry to solving problems with drives for web handling. He has 10 years experience as a drives engineer with GE Canada and 10 years experience with Opcode Systems Inc., a PLC and Drives Systems Integrator. Much of Clarence's experience was gained in onsite installation of new equipment and troubleshooting of existing equipment. KlassENgineering performs Pre-Start Health and Safety Reviews as required by the Ontario Ministry of Labour.

Please visit my "Drives for Web Handling Blog" at AIMCAL.org.

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By Clarence Klassen, KlassENgineering cklassen@klassen.on.ca