Runtech Systems delivers vacuum system rebuild to Smurfit Kappa Ania, Italy

Runtech Systems will deliver a RunEco vacuum system rebuild to Smurfit Kappa Ania PM2, Italy. The delivery includes a recently launched RunEco model EP500-RS-S1 Turbo Blower with ABB motor and EcoDrop water separator. The installation will take place in September.

In 2018 Ania mill installed a full RunDry system on PM2, including save-alls, doctors and Ecoflow multi dewatering measurement. This system is monitoring the whole paper machine wet end from forming to press section.

“With previously installed RunDry system, Ania PM2 reached higher dryness after the press and was able to increase machine speed. The Ecoflows provide a window to the process. Installation of EP Turbo Blower will further optimize the dewatering process and decrease the energy usage by almost 50%. Installation place in the mill is very challenging due to space, but our unit is very compact and optimal for rebuilds,” says Mario Battiston, Sales Manager, Runtech Systems.

Runtech Systems has extended its well-proven turbo blower product portfolio with new models EP400 and EP500. RunEco EP400 series Turbos are single-stage blowers designed for small and medium sized paper machines. EP500 series Turbos are two-stage blowers optimal for places where higher vacuum levels are required or for the paper mills which are located in higher elevation. Both are suitable for greenfield and retrofit installations. Compact construction makes the installation fast and easy. 

Smurfit Kappa is one of the leading providers of paper-based packaging in the world, with operations in 23 European countries and 12 countries in the Americas. Smurfit Kappa Ania mill produces annually over 220,000 tons of testliner and recycled fluting on their two machines in Ponte all’Ania, Lucca, Italy. 

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With Runtech's RunDry solutions on PM2 and PM3, the mill saves over 7 GWh annually and has been able to increase production by 2%. The RunEco vacuum system will provide additional energy savings. Runtech Systems sales team visited Smurfit Kappa Ania mill in 2019, pictured below.

Runtech sales team visiting Smurfit Kappa Ania mill