Comet Plastic Equipment LLC has introduced the 3DX Series dryer for plastics processors, using a newly developed three-dimensional compressed air principle that handles fluctuations in batch drying caused by residual moisture.
The stainless steel 3DX also offers flexibility for changing production needs and is easy to use and maintain. The energy-efficient compressed air technology minimizes operating costs.
The modular unit comes in five standard base hopper sizes, so the operator can easily adapt to different materials, shot weights or changing production conditions. More than 30 size configurations are possible, by using hopper extensions and an extender ring system.
Base hopper sizes range from 10 to 129 pounds.
According to the company in Riviera Beach, Fla., the 3D principle ensures the drying of each individual resin pellet, using three process parameters: isolation of the material from the environmental factors (thermal decoupling), precision temperature control, and consistent and thorough air distribution via a multi-ring-jet system and sensor-controlled compressed air flow.
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