Flowtec News

New technologies combined with specific know how capture the world
The Runtech Group is, by now, very well recognized as "the" partner for paper machine optimizations. Just recently, one paper group ordered vacuum system rebuilds for 15 paper machines, including 76 EP Turbos and approximately 200 Ecoflow units. The same customer ordered press section doctoring rebuild packages for 25 paper machines including 30 save-alls, 15 double doctors and several shoe press doctoring systems.
Now, as Runtech by Gardner Denver, also NASH liquid ring pumps, Robuschi blowers and Compair compressor systems, as well as blowers for tissue converting lines can be offered in addition.
The world's best patented screw press solution by Bellmer Kufferath
Highest possible dryness and flexibility with regards to changing reject and sludge qualities can only be reached with the patented AKUPRESS ® X by Bellmer Kufferath. As a result, energy savings and environmental friendliness can be achieved at very high operational safety.
We are very pleased that we have been able to welcome more than 70 participants at this year's Flowtec Conference! In 14 application-oriented presentations and workshops, they have gained valuable information, discovered new products and recognized new ideas for optimization opportunities.

Here you can find our final report with some insights and pictures of the conference: Review Flowtec Conference 2018

We say THANK YOU to all who have participated and we are already looking forward to our next Flowtec Conference!
Air actuated pinch valve type aiRFlex®
The ideal valve solution for isolating and regulating abrasive, corrosive and fibrous media such as granulates, powders, pellets, dusts, slurries and solid-containing liquids.

How do air actuated pinch valves work?
By supplying compressed air/fluid (differential pressure min. 2 bar) to the casing of the pinch valve, the rubber sleeve is being compressed, leading to an absolutely tight closing of the valve. Even larger solids are enclosed by the rubber sleeve and thus tightly sealed.
The unique and patented non stretch-tube design with expansion arches ensure a longer service life of the sleeve. Optionally, the sleeve can be equipped with the monitoring system "MONSYS", which alerts maintenance personnel that the tube is worn.
The maximum operating pressure of this valve is 6 bar. As soon as the supply of compressed air/liquid is interrupted and the air operated pinch valve casing is vented or drained, the rubber sleeve opens by its rebound and the medium pressure.

What are the benefits of aiRFlex® pinch valves?
100% leak free, patented tube folds, free flow of product, cavity free, wear resistant, easy to maintain (quick sleeve change with valve in-line), minimum frictional resistance, no blockages and low weight are only a few advantages to be named.
New non return valve type "CSL streamLiner" saves 50% of energy
Thanks to the use of state of the art flow simulation software, the well-proven design has been revised by the Swiss manufacturer ChemValve-Schmid and the new non return valve type CSL was developed. 50% of the energy consumption can now be saved due to the minimized pressure drop. The construction is characterized by minimal dead space and a radial bearing of the valve plate. Besides the metal sealing (standard), soft sealing alternatives (NBR, EPDM, FKM or PTFE) can be supplied as well. Sizes DN 50-300 / pressure ratings up to 50 bar or ANSI Class 300 / flange connections according to DIN PN 10-40 / ANSI Class 150 and 300 / face-to-face dimensions according to DIN EN 558-2 series 52 / 14 (formerly DIN 3202, part 3, series K5).
Analog Positioner Type V200
The analog positioner type V200, which is developed and manufactured in Europe by the company VAC, convinces with a solid aluminium housing (optionally nickel-plated or Tufram® coated) as well as a simple, easy calibration (zero and span adjustment), without opening the positioner. Optimized pilot valves ensure reduced air consumption at better air capacity (also for actuators with very high air volume). The V200 positioner has a bright visible indicator (optionally in 3D-execution) and is suitable for temperatures from -40°C to +85°C (special versions for low temperature down to -50°C / high temperature up to +162°C). Supply air pressure up to 8 bar, protection class IP 66 / NEMA 4X. Analog feedback (4-20 mA), limit switches (mechanical, inductive, capacitive) and potentiometer are available as optional additions and can easily be installed later within the standard housing.

The V200 is available in a variety of executions:
  • Pneumatic or electropneumatic
  • Single or double acting
  • Different cams (90°, 180°, linear, split range)
  • Explosion-proof (ATEX, FM, CSA)

  • VAC V200 - Datasheet (3.10 MB)
Competence in Screening, Refining and Approach Flow Applications
Since many years, AFT successfully delivers key components for stock preparation lines, refining lines and approach flow systems, such as pulper plates, screen baskets, rotors and refiner plates. AFT also supplies machines and complete systems, as well as solutions to improve existing systems together with the appropriate technological assistance. As one example, AFT's POM system for compact approach flow system is in use at the newest board machines Europe-wide. Whenever feasible, AFT can also deliver second hand reconditioned machines on customer request. Essentially, AFT is very emphasized to secure customers fast and smooth start-ups, which means to have enough and competent personnel for trainings, erection supervisions, start-ups and optimizations available.
The whole Flowtec team wishes you a Merry Christmas, relaxing holidays and much happiness, health and success in the new year!

Please note that our company will be closed from 23/12/2017 until 02/01/2018 due to Christmas holidays.
TTV Butterfly Valves with European Origin
Supplementary to our existing product portfolio, we have now added butterfly valves by TTV to our valve range, who is - together with Actreg, JC Valves and ICP - part of the TTV-JC Group. The concentric soft seated butterfly valves are available in sizes DN 32-3000 and pressure ratings PN 6-25, and are promptly available from our stock up to DN 300. To meet your individual requirements, a wide variety of sealing materials (EPDM, NBR, Silicone, Hypalon, Nordel, Viton etc.) and body designs (wafer, lugged, flanged, double flanged) is offered. The double eccentric high performance butterfly valve with PTFE or metal sealing comes in various sizes (DN 50-600) and pressure ratings (PN 10-25) as well. The main applications include cgeneration, saturated steam, bitumen, thermal oil and corrosive liquids. The double flanged butterfly valve in double eccentric design (DN 50-2000, PN 10-40) is now also part of our valve range and can be used for drinking water, desalination plants, cooling water systems and waste water treatment plants.
Individual valve trainings
Weoffer general valve trainings, trainings on individual products or specific presentations (PED, ATEX, SIL) on request. These trainings can take place either locally at your site or in one of our Flowtec Offices. Demo models are used to make the trainings as practical as possible. For our Somas valves, special trainings are available at the factory in Sweden.
SomSizeTM Valve sizing program
Somas provides a valve sizing program called SomSize that allows easy and fast calculation of Kv values (also for non-Somas products). The program is web based and can be accessed from any device without installation. The calculations rely on an extensive, regularly updated media database and are based on currently valid standards (DIN EN 60534-2, ANSI/ISA-75.01). In addition, SomSize allows users to add their own media to the database. Importing a COMOS database is possible as well.
Flowtec Conference 2018
On March 7-9, 2018, our fourth Flowtec Conference will take place, located in the Austrian Alps. The topic of the conference will be "Added value through highly specialized small and medium-sized partners." In addition to practical presentations, which will show you possibilities for process and machine optimization, we will give application-oriented valve and screening workshops there.

An overview of all presentations and workshops can be found here: Presentation overview (322.0 kB)

We would be pleased to send you additional information about our Flowtec Conference 2018 on request.
Extraordinary headboxes
Since 1842, Bellmer has been manufacturing parts for the paper industry, whereby the company has been concentrating on the paper machine since the beginning. Today - after 175 years of success - Bellmer is still one of the few companies that focus on quality. All production processes and engineering take place in Central and Northern Europe, which is why Bellmer is able to provide the highest possible level of quality to its customers. Not only low investment costs, but particularly what follows, e.g. start-up and quality, are essential for the success of an investment. Especially headboxes belong to the core competencies of Bellmer; they have succeeded in developing a unique technology. Last year, Bellmer sold ist 150th headbox.
Performance optimized wear protection with high operating safety for pulping and screening machinery
Pulping and screening machinery and rotors are stressed differently along the diameter. These different levels of stress in regards to wear and hardness were taken into account, when Ceramant has developed the special coating alloy "CPS-Vario". In the outer high wear area, great emphasis is placed on hardness and wear resistance, while in the inner area, the alloy is focused on break resistance and ductility. The remaining area is adjusted accordingly.
Only perfect WMS, WIS and Dirt Count Analyzer really help
It is not without reason that successful companies buy from Procemex, the most innovative and leading partner in this field since years. Consistently perfect image quality (even in difficult positions), exact synchronization, high reliability, moderate cost for spares, 24/7 system support and continuous development are just some of the success factors that convince paper and pulp mills as well as printing plants and turn them into regular customers. As more than 80% of production problems typically arise from the wet section and approx. 75% thereof originate from the forming area of a PM, Procemex has expecially focused its efforts on that area and has developed a system which allows to precisely monitor the whole paper sheet width, e.g. with the pick-up web inspection frame. Concerning on-line 100% dirt analyses, Procemex can execute 0.1x0.1mm resolution with evaluations according to the applicable standards. Connection to following process steps is, of course, possible.
Resilient seated butterfly valves - ordered today, delivered tomorrow!
The resilient seated Keystone butterfly valves are promptly available from our stock in Vienna and can be supplied in various designs (lugged and wafer body design as well as EPDM- and NBR-lined). Moreover, a wide variety of sizes from DN 20 to DN 900 is offered (pressure ratings: PN 10 - 16 bar). With the pneumatic actuators, positioners, solenoid valves and limit switches that we have in stock as well, the butterfly valves can also be automated and delivered to our customers at short notice.
Gate valves "RT Valves" with European origin
The gate valves, which are produced in Europe by RT Valves, are available in sizes of DN 50 up to DN 1000 and pressure ratings of 6 to 320 bar. The company RT Valves, which is manufacturing industrial valves since 70 years now, impresses through highest flexibility due to the moderate company size.
45th anniversary Badger Meter Europa & 10 years location in Neuffen
Our long-standing partner in the field of micro flow valves has celebrated two important milestones in the company's history - the 45th anniversary of Badger Meter Europa and the 10th anniversary of the Badger Meter building in Neuffen! The grand anniversary week started with a suppliers and press day, followed by an international distributor meeting, a family celebration and an open house day. The company also came up with something special for the numerous visitors. On the occasion of the 35,000th produced valve, the "RCV anniversary valve" was prepared in the form of a sandwich and offered to the visitors.
2x strong = stronger
Runtech, known as market leader for vacuum systems, tail threading systems as well as paper machine wet section energy and efficiency optimizations, took over EV Group, specialist for cleaning systems, sheet stabilization systems and paper machine dry section energy and efficiency optimizations. The Runtech group is now capable to offer paper machine optimizations as well as equipment in almost all areas of paper, board, tissue and pulp drying machines.
Saving of chemicals, sheet quality and sustainability improvement
Wetend Technologies Ltd supplies TrumpJet® Flash Mixing Reactor systems to mix chemicals, which really gain the optimum out of every Euro of added chemicals. More than 475 delivered systems give enough experience to give chemical saving guarantees which are also proven at the end. Wetend is a company independent from chemical suppliers; continuous development keeps Wetend systems and technology always at the stage of BAT.
Reliable partner for all kinds of pulp and paper mills as well as power plant water treatment
Flootech has many years of experience especially in the pulp and paper industry as well as in the area of boiler water treatment plants. The soon biggest European pulp mill has entrusted Flootech with the delivery of the whole fresh water treatment, boiler water treatment and condensate polishing.

If you are interested in participating at our conference, please get in touch with your contact person at Flowtec to secure one of the limited places!

New Orbinox pulp knife gate valve HK now available on stock

The new high performance pulp knife gate valves "Type HK" of Orbinox are now available and on stock in our Flowtec warehouse in Austria. The new knife gate valves convince through an increased robustness of the body and a wider gate for high pressures. They are available in the sizes DN 50 to DN 1200 and are completely made of stainless steel 1.4408 / 1.4436.
PTFE-lined butterfly valves "SwissValve"

The PTFE-lined butterfly valves "SwissValve" (type CST), which are manufactured in Switzerland by ChemValve-Schmid, can be supplied with wafer or lug type body design. In order to meet your individual requirements, the valves are available in a wide variety of sizes (DN 50 up to DN 1050) and with various disc materials, such as stainless steel, PTFE-lined or special alloys. All SwissValve butterfly valves are compliant with TA-Luft.
3-piece ball valves "ICP Valves"

The 3-piece stainless steel ball valves manufactured by ICP Valves are available for a size range of DN 8 up to DN 100 (pressure ratings: PN 63 / PN 25). Depending on your specific application and individual requirements, the valves can be supplied with or without ISO-top as well as with different ends (threaded ends, welded ends, long butt weld ends). As the ICP ball valves are part of our extensive warehouse in Vienna, we can ensure rapid availability.
New supplier of high-pressure nozzles and edge trimming systems in the highest quality with an ideal price-performance ratio

On the basis of long-standing experience and continuous development, Fabiny GmbH successfully sets new standards in the nozzle market with its products. Innovative developments, long-lasting materials and simple handling are the basis for the company's products to be manufactured at the highest possible quality. Lean manufacturing processes and intelligent technologies allow Fabiny to offer its HD nozzles, edge trimming nozzles, edge trimming units and pump systems for attractive prices without having to compromise on quality.
Problems with resin, hot melts, stickies or other light weight contaminants?

Due to its high cleaning efficiency at low energy consumption, the GL&V SlidePac® light weight cleaner can remarkably increase the efficiency of your paper machine, decrease your cleaning efforts (chemically or mechanically) and improve your paper quality. Applications can be, for instance, in the main stream or in highly contaminated side streams (recirculations). Besides its cleaning function, the cleaner can also be used as pre-thickener to unload thickeners or for de-aerations, due to its thickening and de-aeration effect.
Our product range within the field of systems and components for the pulp and paper industry includes investment, replacement and wear and tear components produced by renowned, internationally leading manufacturers within the industry.

Download our latest product brochures here:
JC Valves: 2-, 3- and 4-way ball valves in the highest quality

Together with our partner JC Valves, who is developing and manufacturing industrial valves since nearly 50 years, we offer high-quality 2-, 3- and 4-way ball valves in DIN and ANSI design. The ball valves are available in a variety of different sizes (DN: 15-1000 mm / 1/2"-42") and pressure ratings (PN: 16-250 bar / ANSI CL 150-2500).
ACTREG: new pneumatic actuator in stock

With 14 different sizes, the ACTREG pneumatic actuator allows an optimal adjustment to the torque requirement of your valve. The actuator is available for torques up to max. 6,500 Nm. A serial number is lasered into the actuator, which makes online traceability of every single actuator possible. Due to our extensive stock of butterfly valves, ball valves, actuators and accessories it is possible to supply even automated valves within a very short period of time.
Dango & Dienenthal - high-quality filter systems made in Germany

With Dango & Dienenthal, we have an innovative and reliable partner in the area of filter technology at our side! The product range includes fully automatic, self-cleaning backwash filter systems, as well as separation systems for liquid filtration in almost every industry. The Dango & Dienenthal filter systems convince through reliable filtration of solids, trouble-free operation and minimal cost of operation and maintenance.
Get an overview of our product portfolio!

Our extensive portfolio includes industrial valves produced by internationally leading manufacturers for almost all applications and requests. You will find an overview of our products in our new overview brochure: Valves Product Overview (1.2 MB)

Additional brochures can be downloaded here on our website (available in English and German). We will be pleased to send you further individual information material according to your specific needs.
Fincoat and Alu-Releco newly offer directly to Central Europe

Besides DryOnyxTM cylinder coatings, all other coatings for non-stick, corrosion resistance, slip stop, wear resistance and hard metal covering can be applied in the workshop or on-site. Also on-site grinding can be done safely within a short period of time, as many grinding machines are available.
Dewatering elements directly from the ceramics manufacturer

Bakony offers well-proven quality of complete dewatering systems, dewatering elements, services and, if required, also the vacuum control at an excellent price-performance ratio.
The world's largest screen basket supplier has proven his expertise in Austria

The globally leading screen basket manufacturer has definitely proven his screening competence in Austria. Their competence is reflected in the impressive results in a long fiber sulfate screening plant and several recycled fiber screening applications.
Flowtec stands for competent consulting and an innovative and solution-oriented product portfolio. Our aim is to be the first contact for all requests within the pulp and paper industry. Therefore, we have extended our team by two top specialists, Jaroslav Medvecky and Jyrki Pyrhönen. We are very happy to use their extensive experience in the paper and machinery industry to the benefit for our customers!

Stefanie Trummer strengthens our inside sales team since three months and brings in her experience that she obtained at a well-known plant supplier located in Graz. She will mainly focus on spare parts and service challenges. As Ulrike Stix currently focuses on an extensive training, she is part-time employed and therefore concentrating on a couple of special tasks.
Take advantage of Flowtec's Expert Service!

Together with our experts, we carry out on-site inspections of your systems within the scope of an audit and present you improvement possibilities and methods to increase your efficiency.
From long-term cooperation to a successful partnership - we have merged since January 2015:

Flowtec Industrietechnik GmbH and avintos Flow Control Vertriebs GmbH in Vienna decided to act together under the name Flowtec in the market.