RunTech, recently acquired by Gardner Denver, is a global provider of engineered systems tailored to the pulp and paper industry. RunTech works with customers to evaluate and control their operational conditions to maximize efficiency and energy savings.

RunTech’s patented solutions include vacuum system and heat recovery optimization, reliability optimization with web stabilizers, press and forming section dewatering and doctoring optimization, forming and dryer section cleanliness systems, as well as ropeless tail threading.

Comprehensive on-site paper machine audits can be performed to enable the identification of production problems in the paper machine. These audits can provide valuable information and lead to recommendations on how to improve the process and decrease energy consumption.

RunTech’s primary goal is to bring notable energy savings and highly improved process efficiency for board, tissue and paper mills. RunTech Systems include RunEco, RunDry and RunPro.


RunEco is a completely waterless vacuum system that is ideal for industrial paper machine vacuum applications. RunEco consists of the following: Ecopump Turbo blower, EcoDrop water separator, EcoFlow dewatering measurement system, Heat Recovery, & Optimized doctoring.

RunEco vacuum systems save 30-70% of energy and 100% of water for your vacuum system. Exhaust side heat recovery systems can also be included in the RunEco solution resulting in improved overall heat recovery and energy efficiency. RunEco vacuum systems can be tailored to meet each individual customer’s needs.

RunEco Benefits:

  • Saves 30% to 70% more energy than traditional vacuum systems
  • EP Turbo is the first variable speed and variable capacity turbo blower available
  •  Installation can be performed during a normal shutdown or even with the machine still running
  • Payback time 1-3 years
  •  Maximizes sheet dryness and cleanliness from the wire section to the dryer
  • Cost Savings due to the paper machine efficiency and energy consumption reduction


RunDry significantly improves dewatering, doctoring and cleaning processes enabling increased dryness after the press section. RunDry consists of the following: Save-alls, Doctoring, Cleaning System, and EcoFlow and Dewatering Measurement.

Maximizing sheet dryness and cleanliness from the wire section to the dryer brings measurable cost savings through improvement in the paper machine efficiency and reduces the dryer section energy consumption.

Optimized dewatering and cleaning technology can significantly reduce production problems such as poor moisture profiles, dirt contamination, corrosion, time used for cleaning, and poor permeability of the fabrics leading to reduced breaks and even reduced wet draws.

RunDry benefits:

  • 1-3% increase in dryness after press section
  • Saves 4-10% of dryer section steam and/or increases the production considerably
  • Ensures efficient water discharge with perfect rewet prevention
  • Payback time typically less than 1 year


The RunPro concept offers reliability, energy savings, web stabilizing, machine geometry modifications, and ropeless tail threading optimization for the paper/board machine from the wet end to the reel. RunPro can supply total drying section rebuilds and modernizations including web stabilizing, roll relocations, vacuum roll drilling
and automatic ropeless tail threading equipment. A wide range of analysis services and maintenance is also offered. RunPro consists of the following: web stabilizers, pocket ventilation, tail threading, pull-down foils, trim handling, tail cutters, and rope drives, tensioners and pulleys.

Web stabilizing and tail threading solutions are safe, reliable and maintenance free resulting in significant benefits that are reflected in a minimal payback time. Vast experience in a large number of projects enables us to provide a wide range of technology and services for improving the operation of a paper machine.

RunPro benefits:

  • Increased machine speed
  • Improved reliability
  • Decreased investment and raw material costs
  • Reduced tail threading time during breaks up to 80%
  • Very little maintenance required
  • Improved operator safety