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Moventas to supply multisegmented ring gear solution for Andritz drum pulpers

Moventas is to supply mechanical power transmission equipment for drum pulpers manufactured by Andritz. This is Moventas’ largest single order for drum pulper ring gears. Startup inspection services are also included. The deliveries are scheduled for 2010. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

The Moventas delivery covers 15 multisegmented ring gears, each with a 2-stage Santasalo® Dseries gear unit and auxiliary drive gear. The agreement also includes startup inspection services, which ensure the installation of the mechanical drives. The Moventas multisegmented ring gears are for Andritz customers in China and Korea where the drum pulpers will be used to produce the raw material for recycled paper and board manufacturing.

Moventas has experience and knowledge in multisegmented ring gear solutions gained over three decades. This, together with a history of longterm cooperation, made Moventas the ideal choice for a technically skilled and reliable partner in ring gear solutions for drum pulpers.

Moventas developed the multisegmented ring gear concept with a ring composed of many individual segments, rather than two or four seen in traditional designs. The concept offers significant cost advantages in design, manufacturing, logistics, maintenance and replacement investments. Multisegmented ring gears are used in grinding mills, kilns, dryers and debarking drums in various industries including pulp and paper, mining and minerals, steel, sugar, cement and chemicals.

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Ahti Ahonen, Senior Vice President, Industrial Gears, Moventas Oy,

About Moventas

Moventas is a wind gearbox technology expert and service provider. Moventas’ technology strives for lowering the cost of energy across the lifecycle of wind energy generation, from superior gearbox design and manufacture to extensive multi-brand service for 20 different turbine brands' gearboxes globally.