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Meet Runtech Systems, a global provider of engineered systems

The company is a global provider of engineered systems tailored to the pulp and paper industries

Runtech Systems, an Ingersoll Rand brand, 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.

The company’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.


Together with Nash, another Ingersoll Rand brand, and the original innovators in liquid ring technology, Runtech is the only company in the world that can supply both liquid ring pumps and dry vacuum systems, or a combination of them, for a so-called hybrid system. In addition, they offer doctors and save-alls, making their offering complete for paper machine dewatering.

With this unique portfolio, Runtech can always find a perfect fit for their customer’s demands, needs and budget.

In the papermaking process, providing vacuum is an essential requirement. Still, producing vacuum is always a complex and cost-intensive process. The cost of energy used by a vacuum system over its lifetime exceeds its purchase price many times over. Vacuum system optimization projects provide a very efficient way to reach both cost reduction and sustainability targets.


Many companies are committed to reducing their CO2 emissions before 2030. Saving 1.5 MW in the vacuum system equals a 4,000-ton CO2 savings per year on average. Runtech looks at energy-saving projects from a wide perspective, it is not only about the vacuum pump or the Turbo Blower in the basement. The company’s target is to understand what happens at the machine levels and what might be wrong or causing problems on the paper machine.

Understanding the dewatering process is key to a well-functioning vacuum system. Combining the dewatering measurement system, press section doctoring and heat recovery with a vacuum system rebuild project will shorten the payback time.

With the experience of thousands of vacuum system audits and dewatering studies at paper mills, Runtech can benchmark the effectiveness of existing vacuum systems, dewatering equipment, suction elements, fabrics and felts. All information comes together in an often step-by-step rebuild or upgrade plan that results in minimized operational expenses coupled with a production increase and/or runnability improvements.

The Runtech Systems story started from a group of papermaking professionals, dating back to 1989, when the company began to offer paper machine optimization services. Today, more than 850 Turbo Blowers have been delivered globally.

This experience and expertise allow Runtech to work with their customers, help them get the most out of their papermaking process and vacuum systems – and ensure they achieve both their operational and process goals.

Visit Runtech’s website to learn more about the company, its products and services.

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