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Patented Diamond Power® SpoutRunner™ Rodding Robot for Safe, Automated Spout Cleaning

Designed for Safety and Durability

Engineered to address the most dangerous task in recovery boiler maintenance, the SpoutRunner™ system automates the rodding of smelt for the safety of pulp and paper mill personnel.

Simple to operate, it consists of a hinged pneumatic drive that, when activated, uses gravity and pneumatic force to travel up and down the spout with a custom-designed cleaning head that safely and reliably clears the smelt away.


  • Minimizes operators’ time spent around the volatile spout deck
  • Durable design made to withstand harsh operating environments
  • Continuous spout cleaning provides undisturbed flow
  • Easy to integrate with existing spout hood
  • Quick setup/removal for easy maintenance
  • Simple to operate, superior performance and more cost-effective than most comparable offerings

Designed for Flexibility

The SpoutRunner system does not interfere with normal spout operation, and manual rodding is still possible, if needed. It can be fully integrated with the unit’s existing hoods or installed with custom hoods, and is easily mounted and removed.

Diamond Power SpoutRunner Rodding Robot

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Diamond Power SpoutRunner - Port Rodder / Cleaning - Babcock & Wilcox

Diamond Power SpoutRunner - Port Rodder / Cleaning - Babcock & Wilcox