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A Proudly Canadian Corporation  Serving the pulp, paper, and board industry for three generations     

IN OUR INDUSTRY WHO KNOWS FIBRE, KNOWS  PULP. WHO KNOWS PULP, KNOWS PAPER. WHO KNOWS PAPER KNOWS THEIR BUSINESS. SO, TO KNOW YOUR BUSINESS, YOU MUST KNOW YOUR FIBRE. AND THAT IS WHERE QS FIBRE CAN HELP.



A Brief History

Pulmac Inc was a founding shareholder in Pulmac Systems International Inc and was responsible for all Pulmac  manufacturing and service until it formally broke with Pulmac Systems in May, 2015. Changing its name to QS Fibre Inc in 2016, the Montreal-based company  offers the  AutoScan for on or off-line determination of fibre, shive, and fines size distributions as well as competitive products and services for :

  • Pulmac MasterScreen, Z-Span Tester, Automated Sheet Former, Beater, and Dewatering Device.
  • Provisioning of testing services, in-mill service support, and mill studies

QS Fibre is owned and  operated by Brent Cowan, son of Wavell Cowan and grandson of inventor, industrialist and Pulmac patriarch, Eli Cowan.

W. Brent Cowan, CD MSc

President

QS Fibre : Committed to integrity

Atholville NB Pulp MillAtholville NB Pulp Mill

MasterScreen type instrument as per TAPPI T274 SP13MasterScreen type instrument as per TAPPI T274 SP13

The QS FibreScreen offers mills a quick, simple, and reliable method for determining shive, stickies or dirt concentrations in low consistency pulp samples. A masterscreen-type instrument, the FibreScreen is fully compliant with TAPPI T274 sp 13 for the Laboratory Screening of Pulp and up to 100 air-dry grams of disintegrated pulp may be screened per test cycle. Reject material may then be removed for processing through the QualScan suite with the resulting data automatically saved to a local database. Average length, average width, and total count are displayed on the monitor. User-configured histograms are called up in the Viewer module for comparative analysis.


Screening is completed 3 minutes after slurry drops below low level sensor. The discharge pinch valve opens and the screen rejects are released into the integrated Retentions Collection Unit (RCU) for weight measurement or QualScan image analysis.


The QS FibreScreen is an excellent and flexible device to support the qualitative and quantitative assessment of pulping and stock prep step processes. Operators can easily maintain an overwatch of the fibreline, stock prep and furnish to quickly detect and troubleshoot upset conditions before losing tonnes of production to off-target quality and broke.


 QS FibreScreen QS FibreScreen