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Friday, 09 March 2018 23:50

Gardner Denver Acquires Runtech Systems

Gardner Denver Holdings Inc. (NYSE: GDI), a leading global provider of mission-critical flow control and compression equipment, announced that it has acquired Runtech Systems Oy for a net purchase price of approximately $93 million funded by cash on hand. Based in Kolho, Finland, Runtech is a leading global manufacturer of turbo vacuum technology systems and optimization solutions for use in a variety of process-oriented industrial end markets. Runtech will be part of Gardner Denver’s Industrials Segment.

Runtech byGD logo“Runtech is a market-leader with a history of innovation, excellent customer relationships and strong talent with deep market expertise,” said Vicente Reynal, Gardner Denver’s CEO. “This transaction is aligned with our strategy of leveraging core, mission-critical technologies to drive growth and build additional value at acquired companies. Runtech’s technology will enable expansion into new and attractive markets. It is a great addition to the Gardner Denver family,” added Reynal.

“This is an exciting time for our customers and employees,” said Kimmo Loippo, Chairman and co-founder of Runtech. “Both companies are aligned, with an entrepreneurial mindset and a passion for developing innovative customer-focused solutions,” added Loippo. Juha Karvinen, co-founder and developer of EcoFlow™ and Eco-Pump™ said, “Together our combined capabilities will further expand the technology to broader flow control, vacuum and pressure solutions for the betterment of our customers.”

For more information, visit: www.gardnerdenver.com

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Europac Viana PM4 vacuum system is fully installed and fulfills all guarantees. This turn-key vacuum system rebuild project includes five (5) Ecopump Turbos, one low vacuum EP Blower, new Ecodrop water separators and full Ecoflow system. Turnkey delivery includes equipment, mechanical installation, piping, automation and installation supervision.

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Old vacuum systems had 10 liquid ring pumps and 2 blowers. Total power consumption of the vacuum system was 3900 kW and SEC was 76 kWh/t. Now after short optimization period total energy consumption is 1800 kW / SEC 35 kWh/t. Total energy saving is over 17 GWh/year or 1,7 MEUR/a.

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Europac Viana do Castelo mill is located in North parts of Portugal. Viana PM4 is one of the bigger virgin fiber krafliner machines in Europe. Machine is 6,4-meter-wide and produces almost 400 000 t kraft paper a year.

About Runtech

Runtech is your reliable partner, whenever you are looking for solutions to improve the runnability and efficiency of your tissue, board, paper and pulp machines.

With our patented solutions in vacuum system energy saving and system optimization, press section and forming section dewatering and doctoring optimization, as well as ropeless tail threading you can understand and control your paper machine operation conditions in the most cost-effective way.

The Runtech story started from a group of paper making professionals. It dates back to 1989, when Ecopump Oy started paper machine optimization services. In 1997, Runtech Systems Oy was established and later on in 2008 Ecopump Oy was merged to Runtech Systems. Selotek Oy was acquired in 2011.

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Smurfit Kappa Cali PM4, Columbia. The delivery includes TailBlade M units for the pre- and post-dryers and the ropeless Clupak area.

Cali PM4 makes both sack paper and linerboard, so it was necessary to implement a solution to bypass the Clupak process. Now the operator can select the tail threading path from a switch, making the transfer from sack to liner very quickly. Previously, this required a longer machine stop and re-routing the ropes.

The average threading time per sheet break has dropped by 35%. Earlier, the mill lost Clupak ropes 3 to 4 times per month, which caused additional downtime and lost production.

This challenging project has fulfilled all the targets set for it, and the customer is very pleased with the results. The customer has already placed another order to rebuild the tail threading in the reel area.

At the same time as this rebuild, Runtech delivered a new save-all for the PU roll and Ecoflow measurements for the press section. The customer has reported lower steam consumption on the dryer section thanks to the improved doctoring.

About Runtech

Runtech is your reliable partner, whenever you are looking for solutions to improve the runnability and efficiency of your tissue, board, paper and pulp machines.

With our patented solutions in vacuum system energy saving and system optimization, press section and forming section dewatering and doctoring optimization, as well as ropeless tail threading you can understand and control your paper machine operation conditions in the most cost-effective way.

The Runtech story started from a group of paper making professionals. It dates back to 1989, when Ecopump Oy started paper machine optimization services. In 1997, Runtech Systems Oy was established and later on in 2008 Ecopump Oy was merged to Runtech Systems. Selotek Oy was acquired in 2011.

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The project scope included one EP500-700-D10 Turbo, Ecoflow systems for the press section and new doctoring for the combi press and 3rd press rolls.

The PM1 vacuum system was fully rebuilt with all 7 vacuum pumps stopped and replaced by one EP500-700-D10 Turbo. The machine is now operating without a couch roll vacuum. Yet thanks to the improved doctoring, specific steam consumption has come down from 1.66 t/t to 1.5 t/t. At the same time, there are fewer sheet breaks.

The vacuum system power consumption is now 330 kW, representing a project energy saving of 600 kW. And for this size of machine, the SEC is of world-record class at 30 kWh/ton! Water savings is also very significant: 60,000 m3/year less water goes to into the wastewater treatment plant. Total project ROI is expected to be less than 2 years.

About Runtech

Runtech is your reliable partner, whenever you are looking for solutions to improve the runnability and efficiency of your tissue, board, paper and pulp machines.

With our patented solutions in vacuum system energy saving and system optimization, press section and forming section dewatering and doctoring optimization, as well as ropeless tail threading you can understand and control your paper machine operation conditions in the most cost-effective way.

The Runtech story started from a group of paper making professionals. It dates back to 1989, when Ecopump Oy started paper machine optimization services. In 1997, Runtech Systems Oy was established and later on in 2008 Ecopump Oy was merged to Runtech Systems. Selotek Oy was acquired in 2011.

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Finland-based Runtech Systems has placed its largest multi-million-euro order for high-speed turbo motors from The Switch for use in its turbo vacuum blower systems for paper machines. Using direct-drive technology developed jointly by both companies since the early 2000s, these turbos have now become widely accepted in the paper industry thanks to their superior advantages. Along with being a reliable, long-lasting solution, they bring customers unmatched simplicity and energy efficiency.

Years of product development and unrelenting sales work are now paying back for Runtech Systems with their unique turbo vacuum pump systems specifically designed to replace the poorly performing water ring pumps in paper mills. Runtech has superior competence in analyzing and designing efficient paper manufacturing processes. Together with The Switch, the company harnessed the built-in power of direct-drive, high-speed turbo technology to create a radical solution that has recently become the new industrial standard. The turbo vacuum blower is now a key component in the optimum solution when retrofitting existing paper machines or designing new ones.

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Runtech Systems placed its largest multi-million-euro order with The Switch for turbo motors to be used in their vacuum pump systems that have now become the papermaking industry standard. 

Breaking through to standard

“We’ve finally made an industrial breakthrough with our turbo vacuum blower systems, which are fully and widely accepted as a viable, long-lasting solution in the papermaking industry. Today, our customers see us a trusted and preferred supplier when it comes to providing energy efficiency,” says Jukka Lehto, President and CEO of Runtech Systems.

“Another major step for us in attaining this position has been in strengthening our global sales network. We can now be in closer touch with local paper mills through our sales representatives. Although Europe still represents the largest market for us in total, China and Asia in general are growing the fastest for these products,” he says.

Exceptional savings

The undisputable main benefit of Runtech’s vacuum blower system is its power savings. Results show that mills can save between 30–60% in energy while increasing vacuum speed. Additionally, the solution is water-free, giving mills a 100% savings in water costs, which are exceptionally high in papermaking. Payback time is normally one to three years.

“Environmental savings are also important benefits as regulations are becoming more stringent,” Jukka adds. “A recent study proves that electrical machines can increase system efficiency as well as reduce CO2 emissions in both energy production and energy consumption.”

Simplicity facilitates uptake

“Now we have an optimum and proven solution that works at the natural speed of the blowers of up to 10,000 rpm to achieve the optimum vacuum for the process,” says Jukka-Pekka Mäkinen, President and CEO of The Switch. “The simplicity of the solution means that extra parts like the gearbox can be avoided, along with any associated cooling and lubrication. The motor offers a much smaller and lighter footprint. And it is all self-contained; only minimum on-site installation is required.”

“With Runtech, we have had a dedicated partner that truly understands the applications and complete paper mill process. Now it is exciting to see them break through with great results,” he continues. “In the future, we see that that our turbo technology can bring advantages to a wider range of industrial applications, such as oil and gas, where we already have experience with high-speed solutions.”

Latest high-performance turbo models

Deliveries of the newest motors will start in September 2016 and include higher power motors that match Runtech’s new models.

“In certain cases, there has been a clear need for greater capacity. Instead of delivering five vacuum pumps for a paper machine, these new higher-performing units allow us to deliver only four. What’s more, we do not need to dimension the capacity too tightly for the prevailing conditions with these new units,” Jukka states.

The new turbo models are exactly the same physical size as the current ones, which enables Runtech to offer a more powerful turbo solution rebuilt for some of their existing units.

About Runtech

Runtech Systems provides energy-efficient and innovative solutions for the global paper industry. The majority of business comes from vacuum systems for the paper industry, where Runtech is globally one of the leading suppliers with its very energy-efficient Ecopump technology. The other main businesses are in doctoring products and tail threading products for paper, board, tissue and pulp machines. Since being founded in 1989, Runtech has provided the best and most innovative solutions for its customers with many cutting-edge technologies. For more information, visit www.runtech.fi.

About The Switch

The Switch, a Yaskawa company, is a pioneer in advanced drive train technology. The company has an installed base of over 11 GW of megawatt-class permanent magnet machine and converter packages. The main focus areas are wind, marine and special industrial solutions. The company’s innovative drive trains make an impact on profitable power generation and energy use, with the ultimate goal of lowering the cost of energy and operations. Starting in 2006, The Switch reported net sales of EUR 37.1 million in 2014. The company employs approximately 175 persons. The Switch is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland. For more information, visit: www.theswitch.com.

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Runtech Systems Oy, together with 80 global customer representatives, celebrated its Ecopump TurboTM new factory inauguration in Kotka, Finland, June 2, 2014

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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Technical Seminar

Ecopump TurboTM is Runtech patented technology, which offers a water free, flexible and energy efficient vacuum system solution for pulp, tissue, paper and board machines. It is the first energy efficient variable speed turbo blower in the world.

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Ecopump Turbo Factory Tour

“As a revolutionary innovation, Ecopump TurboTM saves 30-70% energy and 100% water comparing with traditional vacuum systems like liquid ring pumps and fixed speed turbo blowers”, says Jukka Lehto, CEO of Runtech Systems Oy.

Since the first installation in 1999, Ecopump Turbo has been successfully delivered to over 100 main paper makers globally, including machines producing all paper and board grades, as well as tissue and pulp.

Saving energy and resources is the global trend in the pulp and papermaking industry, “Ecopump Turbo, not only save energy and water, but also very importantly, helps us to improve the runnability and efficiency of the paper machines”, says Peter Demcak, PM 1,16,17,18 Manager, Mondi Ruzomberok, Slovakia.

“To meet with the increasing demand, and to catch the opportunities in global market, Runtech Systems Oy invested its new Ecopump Turbo factory in Kotka. It will significantly shorten our delivery time, serve our customers faster and help our customers run a more profitable business”, says Kimmo Loippo, Chairman & Founder of Runtech systems Oy.

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2014-03-24 100302Runtech professional papermaking knowhow and advanced manufacturing make ProfiVane™ an outstanding product. Comparing with traditional polycarbonate and other material flow sheets, ProfiVane™ owns several key competitive advantages: stiffer and straighter profile, better surface quality, higher wear resistance and longer lifetime.

In addition, thanks to excellent chemical resistance of composite, ProfiVane™ is even unnecessary to remove/reinstall during head box washing---which prevents from scratching/damage risk of other flow sheets.

For more about ProfiVaneTM, please contact us.

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  • About

    Runtech Systems Ltd was founded 1997. Our products and services are aimed for improving pulp, paper and paper board machine efficiency as well as other industry involved with composite materials. Our team consists of paper makers, mechanical engineering specialists, maintenance engineers and composite specialists. Our main expertise is with paper machine runnability equipments and services and in advanced manufacturing technologies like high quality composite and stainless steel.

    Ecopump Ltd joined our group in 2008. Several patents have been obtained for Ecopump´s innovative vacuum system and dewatering monitoring products both in and outside Europe.

     

  • Contacts

    Yang Fenghui

    Marketing Director, Runtech Systems Oy

    MP (FI): +358-447437104

    Email: yang.fenghui@runtech.fi

    Skype: fenghui.yang

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Runtech has received orders from almost 50 pulp, paper or board mills globally in the last three months, for the improvement of runnability and efficiency of vacuum system, dewatering, doctoring, tail threading, etc. Among which,

  • 15 projects for vacuum system energy saving and optimization by Ecopump Turbo, Ecoflow, vacuum audit and diversified vacuum services

  • Over 20 projects for doctoring optimization by RSP/RSE Air Blades, CompoAdapt, CompoDoc, saveall, double doctors

  • Over 10 projects for tail threading optimization by TailBlades, RunShooter and Press Runshooters

We thank our dear customers and agents/partners for your continuous trust and cooperation.

Additional Info

  • About

    Runtech Systems Ltd was founded 1997. Our products and services are aimed for improving pulp, paper and paper board machine efficiency as well as other industry involved with composite materials. Our team consists of paper makers, mechanical engineering specialists, maintenance engineers and composite specialists. Our main expertise is with paper machine runnability equipments and services and in advanced manufacturing technologies like high quality composite and stainless steel.

    Ecopump Ltd joined our group in 2008. Several patents have been obtained for Ecopump´s innovative vacuum system and dewatering monitoring products both in and outside Europe.

     

  • Contacts

    Yang Fenghui

    Marketing Director, Runtech Systems Oy

    MP (FI): +358-447437104

    Email: yang.fenghui@runtech.fi

    Skype: fenghui.yang

    Web: www.runtech.fi

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mondi runEnergy savings of 30% reached on 2 paper machines at Mondi SCP Ruzomberok, one of the leading fine paper mills in Eastern Europe, by installation of Runtech Ecopump Turbos instead of water ring pump technology. Another Runtech Ecopump Turbo for the Pulp dewatering machine is planned at the same location.

Start up will be during next year.

We thank our partner Flowtec Industrietechnik GmbH in Austria who contributes greatly on these projects.

Additional Info

  • About

    Runtech Systems Ltd was founded 1997. Our products and services are aimed for improving pulp, paper and paper board machine efficiency as well as other industry involved with composite materials. Our team consists of paper makers, mechanical engineering specialists, maintenance engineers and composite specialists. Our main expertise is with paper machine runnability equipments and services and in advanced manufacturing technologies like high quality composite and stainless steel.

    Ecopump Ltd joined our group in 2008. Several patents have been obtained for Ecopump´s innovative vacuum system and dewatering monitoring products both in and outside Europe.

     

  • Contacts

    Yang Fenghui

    Marketing Director, Runtech Systems Oy

    MP (FI): +358-447437104

    Email: yang.fenghui@runtech.fi

    Skype: fenghui.yang

    Web: www.runtech.fi

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Thursday, 27 October 2011 15:00

Runtech Systems Ltd purchases Selotek Ltd

Runtech Systems Ltd has purchased the entire share capital of Selotek Ltd and has announced plans to build a Vacuum System Competence Center in Kotka, Southern Finland.

Selotek Ltd provides maintenance services for the paper industry, for example for liquid ring pumps and multi stage blowers. Selotek also offers service and repair work during shutdowns and is a subcontractor for many well-known companies.

Runtech Systems Ltd is a leader in the paper industry, recognized for its energy-efficient Ecopump Turbo Blowers and energy optimization expertise and is renown for investing heavily in the development of energy efficient paper industry vacuum systems. With this acquisition Runtech Systems Ltd will be in a position to offer more extensive service packages, utilizing Selotek?s expertise in maintenance, service and repair work.

Runtech?s new Vacuum System Competence Center will provide the customer with a total service package, regardless of the system being used.  This service package will include the maintenance of vacuum equipment including spare parts and the planning or optimization of your vacuum system, including process optimization aimed at maximizing the dry content after the press section, thereby minimizing steam consumption. As well, new Ecopump Turbo blowers with separators will still be available as a complete delivery, including installation.

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  • About More info:

    Kimmo Loippo
    Managing Director
    Runtech Systems Oy
    +358 40 569 3522  
    kimmo.loippo@runtech.fi
    www.runtech.fi
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