Runtech Systems has achieved a significant milestone of 1,000 EP Turbo Blowers. Runtech’s EP Series Turbo Blowers are the heart of the RunEco Paper Machine Vacuum System, and have been delivering significant energy savings to paper mills for over 20 years.
“We are very proud of the success of our turbo blower technology. It has become a market-leading solution within ten years. One of the key features in our RunEco solution is energy-efficiency which is becoming ever more important. We are committed to reducing our customers’ carbon footprint as well as continuous development of the turbo blowers to make it even more sustainable. I would like to thank all our customers, partners and employees for this great achievement! In the last couple of months, we have sold several new projects so we continue working together towards new goals,” says Ville Mattsson, Managing Director, Runtech Systems.
The Turbo Blower no. 1,000 will be delivered to Shanying Suzhou Paper, at its site in Suzhou, Anhui Province, China, where the group is building two new linerboard machines PM71 and PM72 with design speed of 1,300 m/min and reel width of 8,600 mm. The total production capacity of the corrugating medium machines is around 800,000 tons per year. RunEco systems for these machines comprise of a total of 14 EP Turbo Blowers. Shanying has chosen Runtech's vacuum system for the previous eight new paper machines.
“Shanying has been operating Runtech Turbo Blowers in all Shanying Group mills since 2017, where experience shows Runtech delivers high energy efficiency and reliable vacuum systems. Shanying is very important customer for Runtech and we are delighted to continue the good cooperation with the group,” says Wen Le, Site Leader, Runtech Systems.
RunEco offers a sustainable and energy-efficient vacuum solution designed specifically for industrial paper machine applications. This water-free system ensures reliability while significantly reducing CO2 emissions and minimizing the carbon footprint.
EP Turbo Blowers are advanced blowers equipped with integrated high-speed motors controlled by a frequency converter. This innovative technology allows for precise adjustment of rotation speed and vacuum level to meet the specific requirements of the papermaking process. This makes the blowers optimal in new installations where the actual vacuum needs may become apparent only after the papermaking line is operational. By enabling capacity adjustment without the need for throttling or air losses, they optimize the vacuum system quickly and effectively. Additionally, the blower's streamlined design, with impellers directly mounted on the motor shaft, ensures simplicity and reliability with only two bearings in the entire EP Turbo Blower. Its compact construction facilitates a fast and easy installation process.
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Runtech Systems is a global provider of engineered systems tailored to the pulp and paper industries. Runtech works with customers to better understand and control their operational conditions to maximize efficiency and cost effectiveness. Our main target is to bring notable energy savings and highly improved process efficiency for board, tissue and paper mills.
Runtech's patented solutions include energy efficient vacuum system and heat recovery optimization, runnability optimization, dewatering, doctoring and cleanliness optimization as well as ropeless tail threading, including related services, spare parts and paper machine audits and consulting.