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materials handling | Technology


Right: The X-Comb


medical dryer features Moretto’s


compact OTX hopper design


reduce the air volume and to keep a certain pressure in the system. Following three years of


Below: Maag’s Cyclo is an energy-effi- cient pellet drying system that takes up minimal space


development and trials, Italian company Moretto recently launched its Moisture Meter for detection and control of resin moisture content levels. The Moisture Meter forms the final part of the company’s Drying 4.0 project, which is intended to create a closed-loop precision drying system capable of automatically adapting to changing conditions and optimising energy consumption. The Moisture Meter is targeted at technical applica- tions where precise measurement of residual moisture content in the production resin is paramount. It is able to provide process verification, early warning detection and certified resin quality. While typically machine mounted under the drying hopper, a variety of addi- tional installation options are also available including both portable and mezzanine-mounted configurations. Moretto can also offer a full closed-loop drying solution where the Moisture Meter Plus is integrated with an optional Crown accessory. The Crown unit is mounted on the top of the drying hopper to measure the moisture content of the resin before treatment. By measuring both the incoming and outgoing resin moisture content, Moisture Meter Plus is able to adapt the dryer param- eters dynamically to meet the set requirements. Moisture Meter and Moisture Meter Plus come in two models suitable for applications of up to 1,500 kg/h and capable of monitoring a moisture content level (ppm) of between 15–3,000 ppm. The X-Comb Medical Dryer is a new addition to Moretto’s range of high performance mini-dryers for handling small batches and engineering resins. The X-Comb mini-dryer has been specifically engineered for use in the medical industry and is


available in four sizes ranging in


throughput from 1.4–14.4 kg/h (3.1–32 lb/h). It uses Moretto’s OTX hopper technology, which employs an internal geometry that is said to improve material flow and air flow throughout the hopper. The company says the hopper requires 40% less hopper volume than a conventional design.


42 COMPOUNDING WORLD | February 2017 The X-Comb dryers feature


an integrated dew point equaliser that manages the speed and revolution of a zeolite-based desiccant cartridge. A direct drive geared motor drives the cartridge rotation and can achieve a stable -52°C (61.6°F) dew point. Two VFD turbo-compressors are used; one dedicated to the


process circuit while the second manages the regeneration cycle. Other features


include self-adjusting variable air-flow and resin anti-stress control, easily accessible drying filter, and the option to direct regeneration exhaust air to support operation in cleanroom, optical or technical applications. The Cyclo Centrifugal Dryer from Maag has been designed to provide a compact solution for energy- efficient pellet drying. The company says the dryer has been designed to provide efficient, reliable operation in any application. It is compatible with Maag’s underwater and strand pelletising systems and is suitable for use with a wide range of polymers and thermoplastics, including polyolefins, TPEs and and a range of engi- neering resins such as PA, PC, POM. The unit is available with drying capacities ranging from 3,000 to 8,500 kg/h (6,600 to 18,700 lb/h). According to Maag, operation of the Cyclo follows the


three basic principles of pellet drying. Firstly, up to 95% of process water is removed by centrifugal force. Then the surface water that adheres to the pellets is removed through air flow or mechanical movement. And finally, the residual heat in the pellets is used to evaporate remaining surface moisture. Maag says the dryer is designed to provide good


access to components such as the core rotor device. Its compact design allows for a small footprint and optimal access for cleaning and maintenance. In addition, the Cyclo provides low energy consumption and integrated pre-dewatering as standard.


Click on the links for more information: ❙ www.brabender-technologie.comwww.ktron.comhttp://penta.piovan.com/enwww.movacolor.comwww.motan-colortronic.comwww.wittmann-group.comwww.moretto.comwww.maag.com


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