Material Drying Equipment

Material drying: compact unit targets medical; touch-screen controls added to existing lines

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: June 7th, 2012

Medical molders wanting a dryer that uses compressed air and a proprietary membrane to remove moisture, instead of desiccant beads and their occasional dust, have a new compact option specifically designed for processing small quantities of material up to 5 lb/hr.

Intrinsic viscosity monitored in real time

By MPW Staff
Published: January 26th, 2011

In PET sheet extrusion, the maintenance and preservation of the material's intrinsic viscosity (IV) is a key requirement of the process. If IV drops below a certain level, the end product mechanical properties can be compromised to unacceptable levels.

UK processors can trial energy-saving dryer

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: January 17th, 2011

The ETA Plus from Motan Colortronic—the latest iteration of its ETA energy-saving technology—offers processors up to 60% in energy savings compared to standard dryers. Want proof? The company's Chesterfield Tech Centre in the UK is now fitted with an ETA Plus dryer for customer trials and demonstrations.

PET drying free of charge?

By Stephen Moore
Published: August 12th, 2010

It may sound to good to be true, but Italian auxiliary maker Moretto SpA (Massanzago, Italy) is offering its fully automatic high-volume modular Eureka drying systems, combining the new X Max dryer, the Flowmatik controller, and the new OTX hopper at no up-front cost to the processor. Visitors to the upcoming K Show can learn more at Stand 11/H57.

Drying with less energy than ever

By Stephen Moore
Published: August 3rd, 2010

Loss-in-weight control, airflow management and stabilization, an intelligent regeneration process, and advanced industrial PC-based control combine in an auto-adaptive PET resin drying solution that claims to deliver the lowest possible energy consumption.

PET dryer boasts new level of energy savings

By IMM Staff
Published: March 17th, 2010

The Genesys desiccant dryer from Piovan (Venezia, Italy) features integrated automatic air flow control and adjustment to reduce energy consumption by a reported 30%–55% compared with today’s conventional resin drying systems.

Loss-in-weight control, airflow management and stabilization, an intelligent regeneration process, and advanced industrial PC-based control are hallmarks of this next-generation system for PET resin drying, and Piovan claims that it is the only “auto-adaptive” system available on the market today.

Precision dryers aimed at medical, other apps

By MPW Staff
Published: January 4th, 2010

A new range of plastics dryers is targeting processors’ increasing desire for auxiliary equipment able to help them process low-throughput, high-end materials. Called Precision Micro dryers and made and marketed by Dri-Air Industries (East Windsor, CT), these dessicant dryers are able to process from two pellets to 20 lb/hr, with drying temperatures from 70–400°F. No cooling water or after coolers are needed. A continuous stream of –49°F dew point air is generated regardless of the ambient conditions in a facility.

Drying energy optimized

By Stephen Moore
Published: May 19th, 2009

A new drying system from The Conair Group Inc. (Cranberry Township, PA) is said to allow processors to optimize drying conditions and thereby save energy. The EnergySmart Single-Stage (ES-1) system was developed for processors of PET and other polymers that require high drying temperatures, applications in which throughput varies, and where electrical costs are high.

Dryer saves energy in three ways

By IMM Staff
Published: April 23rd, 2009

Low-energy drying

By Stephen Moore
Published: February 17th, 2009

Novatec (Baltimore, MD) has added a 75-lb/hr compressed air-type dryer to its existing range of cost-effective NovaDrier models with throughputs of 7, 25, 50, 100, 150, and 225 lb/hr.

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