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AEC's first dehumidifying wheel dryers are compact, programmable

Issue: October 2018

RDX-P The dehumidifying wheel dryers in this new series from AEC can be integrated into a central loading system or handle multiple hoppers. Molecular sieve desiccant that’s been bonded, then baked into proprietary paper, eliminates powder that can contaminate the system. The paper — shaped into a special honeycomb structure — absorbs moisture at high temperatures, while the dryer maintains dew points at minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit. The drying hopper is equipped with a programmable vacuum loader that releases measured amounts of resin at specific intervals. The dryers can achieve temperatures in a range of 176 degrees Fahrenheit to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

What’s new? The series, AEC’s first wheel dryer.

Benefits Compact size and just-in-time drying capabilities, allowing pellets to enter the molding machine with optimal moisture levels. According to the company, the dryer can reduce drying time by up to 25 percent.

AEC, New Berlin, Wis., 262-641-8600, www.aecplastics.com