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Save £1000s when drying water-cooled extruded products

04 May 2011

£1000s can be saved using ACI’s new ‘LINE-Dry’ System to remove the residual moisture film from water-cooled insulated wire/cable and extruded products instead of compressed air or alternative blower-driven systems. Used in place of compressed air systems, up to 10 fold energy savings can be achieved. LINE-Dry can handle products up to 25mm in diameter at speeds of 500m/min. A speed controller gives flexibility for different products Free on-site trials are available

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Until now, the removal of the residual moisture film from water-cooled insulated wire/cable and extruded products has been difficult to achieve efficiently and cost effectively.

Now, however, ACI’s new ‘LINE-Dry’ System solves this problem whilst also saving energy and reducing running costs when compared to compressed air nozzle arrangements and other existing blower-driven devices.

When compared to compressed air systems up to 10 fold energy savings can be achieved which potentially equates to savings of £1000s per annum. Free on-site trials to potential customers in the UK can be arranged to quantify potential savings.

ACI’s blower powered LINE-Dry system can handle products up to 25mm in diameter at speeds of 500m/min. The blower is an ACI variable speed ‘Multi-Stage’ unit controlled via a speed controller, which gives flexibility to accommodate different products and line speeds.

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Two versions are available, one with the dryer heads enclosed to contain displaced moisture the other is an open unit.

The enclosed unit has a pair of facing air delivery plenums. These can be adjusted to suit different product dimensions and are also sprung to allow flexing to accommodate any product distortions/kinks. A series of baffles serves to isolate wet and dry areas and guard against moisture being re-deposited on the dried product.

The second option comprises two pairs of facing drying heads. These too are sprung to allow for product imperfections.

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With both versions, the blower and speed controller are mounted on legs and enclosed in an ABS plastic enclosure to prevent moisture ingress.

Air is delivered at up to 2.8psi (80in. SWG) at speeds of 8,800m/min (28,900ft/min) at 80oC.


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