At NPE2018, Maguire Products Inc. will show a new, intermediate-range model of its VBD line of vacuum resin dryers. Throughput capacity of the line will expand to up to 600 pounds an hour.
At booth W5747, Maguire also will introduce an energy-monitoring capability for all its VBD models.
The high capacity is suitable for manufacturing sheet, large automotive parts and many other extrusion and injection molding applications. Maguire now offers vacuum drying systems with throughputs ranging from 30-1,000 pounds an hour.
The VPD-600 dryer displayed at NPE2018 will include a new controller display that monitors energy consumption and enables processors to trach consumption over time.
“The new energy consumption display makes the radical energy efficiency of vacuum drying immediately measurable,” said Frank Kavanagh, vice president of sales and marketing. “Since drying polymer can account for as much as 15 percent of total process energy cost for a molding operation, the substantial reduction in energy consumption made possible by the vacuum dryer can yield a rapid return on investment for the equipment.”
According to Maguire Products, compared to desiccant dryers, the VBD vacuum dryer consumes up to 80 percent less energy, dries resin in one-sixth the time and substantially reduces the heat history to which polymer is exposed.
Maguire Products is based in Aston, Pa.
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