The Cranberry Township, Pa.-based Conair Group has a new multihopper cart that company officials say offers value, portability and flexibility for basic applications and for upgrading with a drying solution.
The equipment features four Conair CH Series mass-flow hoppers mounted on a lightweight, yet durable, caster-mounted push cart.
Conair says that even with the largest hoppers mounted, the cart is only 35 inches deep, which saves floor space and makes it easy to maneuver through narrow aisles and doorways. The material can be dried off-line and then wheeled where it is needed or it can be stationed remotely to supply material to multiple machines at once.
The multi-hopper cart has two basic configurations. The simplest has hoppers only with an insulated integral welded manifold system for supply and return of dehumidified air from a central dryer which, for smaller applications, can also heat the material.
For larger throughput applications or those requiring higher temperatures, the cart can be wired for power and individual heaters added to each hopper when supported by a Conair D Series Carousel Plus dryer with the DC-C Premium control package. This opens options to dry at different temperatures in each hopper.
The equipment also has a temperature setback to prevent over drying, dew point monitoring and dew point control.
In addition, it can be integrated into Conair’s SmartServices central monitoring and control platform for real-time alarm displays, a key performance indicator dashboard, machine view with real-time readouts of set point and actual temperatures, as well as condition indicator lights.
Seven different hopper sizes are available ranging with the smallest having a 0.5-cu.-ft volume and a nominal capacity of 18 pounds. The largest has 6 cu. ft. of volume and a 201-pound capacity.
The carts are built in two sizes. The large version can accommodate up to four hoppers, depending on hopper size, while the smaller cart can be mounted with up to three hoppers. A slide-gate discharge port prevents material leakage but facilitates easy hopper draining.
The hoppers, which are made of carbon or stainless steel, are fully insulated from top to bottom to preserve heat and save energy. The mass-flow hopper design ensures that all materials is evenly exposed to dry air and heat.
Each hopper also is equipped with an isolation valve so that it can be taken off-line without disrupting operation of the other drying hoppers.
For more information, call 724-584-5500.