Materials handling specialist motan-colortronic has launched its new Luxor CA S range of dryers, which have been designed for small and micro applications with low throughput requirements. The manufacturer says it is also suited for cleanroom applications.
The range, which features hopper volumes of 0.75/1.5/3 and 5 litres, is comprised of a modular line of dryers which enable small throughputs without waste or contamination. On account of their light and compact construction, motan claims that the dryers can be mounted on all processing machines, even when space is highly restricted.
The Luxor CA S compressed air dryers take factory-supplied compressed air which is expanded to atmospheric pressure. This produces dry process air – with a very low dew point – which is then heated to the required drying temperature. No desiccant is necessary making the dryer suitable for cleanroom conditions. All models are equipped with a thermostat and low air flow safety switch to prevent overheating of the material in the event of insufficient air throughput.
Due to the wide temperature range (30-180°C) the Luxor CA S micro dryers can be used for a wide variety of materials.
A pre-filter cleans the compressed air. The group says that this prevents contamination of high-quality materials and provides optimum drying conditions. The complete drying bin body is made from a single piece of glass – designed with contamination-critical process applications in mind.
A more obvious benefit of the all-glass construction is transparency. The operator can always see the actual status of material in the bin. For constant and stable conditions in the process, the whole drying hopper (down to the material discharge) is heat-insulated by a double glass wall construction, which can also save energy, says motan. The air diffuser provides uniform distribution of the air, ensuring that the material is kept at a constant temperature and in a dry state.