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At Corrugator Training and Services, we have extensive corrugator machine experience and a vast understanding of the corrugated process. Our training includes classroom and hands-on corrugator machine training with classroom evaluations to ensure understanding.  We also conduct corrugator performance evaluations and provide coaching during the operation process.


This Is What We Do​

Our trainers work with your on-site champion to reinforce training and ensure sustainability after our departure. We provide radio communication with our trainers so they can hear and coach your team effectively on the corrugator. We take time during stressful corrugator situations to evaluate the issues with your team and discuss corrections that reduce downtime or prevent it.

- 01

Basic Training

Classroom training – 1-2 Hours
• Theory of bonding paper together
• Starch understanding
• Machine Cleaning – Key areas for inspection
• Communication on corrugator


On Machine follow up – Two weeks of follow up and reinforcement

• Radios provided by plant for trainer
• Communication reinforced over radio
• Established plant lead for sustainability to work directly with trainer
• Daily pre-shift cadences reviewing previous scenarios with entire group

- 02

Theory Training

Fundamentals of Corrugation

3 elements of focus in reference to bonding paper: 

• Heat

• Starch

• Pressure

Starch - Application Process

• Applicator Roll / Metering Roll

Lagging – purpose
• Absorption Process
• Moisture implications


Heating – Steam Transfer
• Vessels
• Verification
• Moistureretention
• Troubleshooting

• SF Pressure – Belt / Roll
• DF Pressure – Ballasts / Shoes

Quality Control System evaluation/training (where applicable)

• QualiTek

- 03

Starch Understanding

• Ingredients
• Purpose of each ingredient
• Impacts from each ingredient
• How formulation is determined

Gel Point
• What it is
• How to pick the gel point
• How it can change / what affects it


• What is it – what affects it
• How to pick the Viscosity
• How it can change

- 04

Machine Cleaning / Key Areas

General machine components and functionality

• Corrugating Rolls
• Pressure belt / Roll
• Applicator roll / Metering Roll

• Heated Vessels

Key areas of focus for cleaning / inspection

• Moving parts / sensors
• Seals
• Known wear items


BHS MF-B Example:

  • Glue roll cleanliness
  • Metering roll cleanliness
    • Wiper blade inspection
  • Eddie current sensors
    • Corrugating roll end cleanliness
  • Upper and lower seals
    • Felt
    • Teflon Bar
  • Vertical seals for corr rolls
    • Rubber seals
    • Brass seals on corrugating rolls
  • Drain on glue unit
  • Corrugating roll prism cleanliness
  • Glue unit rail cleanliness
  • Air flow ports above glue roll
  • Rinse bar cleanliness and functionality
  • Verification of chilled waterflow
  • Glue dam functionality
    • Cleaning, greasing and inspection
- 05


Communication and teamwork
• Pre-emptive downtime communication

• Splicing
- Splice coming up

- On the way
- How it looked
- Stacker positioning
- Communicating quality after splice

• Quality changes
- Calling out paper before getting to it
- How it looked going up
- Communicating in plates or if splice sync is not correct

• Size changes

- Calling out ahead of time

• With Trim amount

- How it looked going up
- Communicating in plates o When dams are in position

• Flute changes

- Communicating prior the needs and position of people
- Communicating when all is in the plates

• Speed changes
- Communicate prior to taking up to ensure wet end set

• Dams
• Lineup
• Lineal on rolls

  • Short / long cutoffs
    - Stackerpositioning

  • Narrow / wide trim

    - Setting dams

    - Communicating quality

  • Butt rolls

    - Line all efton roll

  • Startups

    - Location of start up

    - Bridge break

    - Hot plates

  • Quality issues

Support needed

  • Issues with roll stock

  • Issues with Conveyor System

  • Breaks

Communicating estimated duration of downtime

• Tasks to be completed during these times based on duration

- CleaningMF
- Pulling trolley tracks
- Cleaning glue dams
- Keeping MF running
- WIP full pushed to 1st Shift

- 06

Focused Training

Focused Individual Training – 1 Trainer – 4 weeks

Designed for individual or small group training with no previous

Corrugator experience – operations / supervision options

Classroom training – 6+ Hours broken throughout week with testing

• Corrugated overview
• Quality – ‘what’s what and what’s good’
• Machine functions and terminology
• Preventative maintenance – key areas of cleanliness – operation inspections

On Machine – Reinforcement of classroom material on machine

• Radios provided by plant for trainer and trainee
• Application of classroom material
• Hands on observation with group where applicable

Theory of Corrugating

• Understanding of adjustments based on testing results
• Reviewing situational decision making

- Scenario work

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