Material Drying Equipment
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Published: April 23rd, 2009
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.