ANDRITZ to present latest product developments at the IFAT ENTSORGA 2012

International technology Group ANDRITZ will be represented at the IFAT ENTSORGA in Munich from May 7-11, Hall A2, Booth 133/232, giving an overview of its extensive, broadly diversified product portfolio and tailor-made system solutions in the field of mechanical and thermal solid/liquid separation.

The main focus will be set on ANDRITZ SEPARATION’s latest developments, offering its customers a clear competitive edge:

  • CentriTune is an advanced, complete control system for efficient and safe operation of decanter centrifuges in industrial and municipal applications, controlling the core components of the centrifuge. It meets the demanding requirements for production of high-quality products with the lowest possible cost and in a safe, easy-to-use manner. The basic system consists of a PLC (Programmable Logic Controller), the operator interface, a parallel and/or bus interface to control the variable speed drives, and a bus interface to the plant’s supervisory control system. An important feature is a web-based interface that allows remote supervision and control via internet or smartphones. Individual versions of CentriTune are available for specific process requirements.

  • The increasing importance of biomass as a renewable energy source has led to a demand for new technologies in the treatment of biomass, with the aim of making the biomass more suitable for industrial scale power generation. Substantial R&D testing has concluded that the ACB (Accelerated Carbonised Biomass) torrefaction technology – developed by a consortium led by ANDRITZ – is the process best able to meet these requirements. Torrefaction is a thermal process for increasing the energy density of biomass, with the added benefits of increased calorific value, improved milling properties, water-repellent characteristics, and biological stability.

  • ANDRITZ Turbojet is an optimized centrate discharge system utilizing the fluid kinetic energy to reduce power consumption of ANDRITZ decanters.

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For further information, please contact:

Oliver Pokorny
Group Treasury, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
Phone: +43 (316) 6902 1332

Nicole Stix
Phone: +43 (316) 6902 2990

International technology Group ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, solid-liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, the steel industry, and the production of animal feed and biomass pellets. In addition, ANDRITZ offers technologies for certain other sectors including automation, pumps, machinery for nonwovens and plastic films, steam boiler plants, biomass boilers and gasification plants for energy generation, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of panelboards (MDF), thermal sludge utilization, and torrefaction plants. The publicly listed company is headquartered in Graz, Austria, has a staff of approximately 16,700 employees, and operates over 180 production sites as well as service and sales companies all around the world.

ANDRITZ SEPARATION is one of the leading global suppliers of plants and equipment for mechanical solid/liquid separation of municipal and industrial sludges, for suspensions, in many different industries (coal, ore, and mineral processing, chemical, petrochemical, and food industries) and for biomass (wood, bagasse, paper, fiber and deinking sludges, rejects), as well as for the subsequent thermal drying of these products. The business area´s field of activity covers the design and manufacture of key components and turnkey plants (thickeners and screens for wastewater treatment, centrifuges, drum and disc filters, belt and filter presses for dewatering, as well as drying plants and systems for thermal utilization of sludge), the erection and start-up of complete plants, the entire automation and safety technology, as well as the after-sales service.


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