Schenck process announces new partnership with Lontra and their energy-saving compressor technology

Jan 17, 2022 | 2022, News

Schenck Process, a global market leader of selected process technologies in the manufacture of pneumatic conveying and injection, screening, milling, sifting, weighing, and feeding systems, will partner with Lontra and use their compressor technology to operate a brand-new lean phase conveying system. Lontra is a developer, manufacturer and exporter of high-value industrial machinery for critical industries, including pneumatic conveying and industrial wastewater treatment.

This exciting partnership sees Lontra’s LP2 blower, featuring the innovative Blade Compressor® technology, installed at the Schenck Process Doncaster facility later in January and connected into the low pressure supply main for their new conveying system. Further details of the new conveying system plan are to be released in the coming months, with Lontra’s blower and Schenck Process’s technology set to demonstrate incredible energy savings to customers.

Lontra’s technology is already proven to be up to a third more efficient than traditional compressor technologies. Schenck Process saw the potential of Lontra’s technology back in 2019 and co-sponsored Lontra’s exhibition space at Comvac, the largest global compressed air show. Their support gave Lontra’s Blade Compressor® technology significant recognition as a gamechanger in the industrial compressor industry.

Richard Ellis, Vice President Technologies EMEA, Schenck Process GmbH, commented:

“When we first started working with Lontra, within minutes we could see they could be a key part of the challenge to reduce the amount of power consumed by pneumatic conveying systems globally. With their design showing fundamental power savings, coupled with our research on how to minimise conveying air for any system, we saw a real collaborative opportunity to make a significant contribution to a cleaner, more sustainable future for our customers.”

Steve Lindsey, CEO, Lontra Ltd, UK, commented:

“Schenck Process have been phenomenal in supporting our journey. From the early discussions around technology, to joining our stand at Comvac in Hannover (the world’s largest compressor exhibition) through to the next step of installing the Lontra LP2 at their site. We’re proud to be working with a global leader like Schenck Process within the Pneumatic Conveying industry.

“Their recognition at a crucial stage in our progress meant were able to tell the world about the Blade Compressor’s proven efficiency gains of up to 34% and we have subsequently signed strategic distributors in the USA.

“This new partnership will help take our technology even further into the powdered food and drink sector and promote the energy savings that both our technologies can offer to customers.”

The Schenck Process facility is just 7 miles from Lontra’s soon to be announced smart factory, which will scale-up production of the blower in the region, with support of South Yorkshire’s Mayoral Combined Authority.

Rachel Clarke, Director of Trade & Investment at South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority, said:

“This partnership is great news for the region and strategic for Schenck Process. By adding Lontra to their already impressive and leading technologies, they’re bringing more innovation to the region, helping to drive economic growth and attracting more highly-skilled individuals into quality roles within the region.”

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