Compressed air systems used in older Wire and Cable manufacturing plants were installed when utility costs were low and the cost of energy consumption wasn’t monitored as it is today with regards to increasing the bottom line. Now PLC’s monitor every aspect of modern Wire and Cable lines, helping to identify the source of downtime and production slowdowns. When printing, inspection, testing or packaging adversely affects the manufacturing process, ACI Cable and Wire Drying Systems can be counted on to eliminate all moisture.
A general guide to help select the most appropriate product is illustrated in the table below:
|Cable/Wire/Tube & Extrusion Drying Product Guide|
|Options||Max Line speed (m/min)||Product Diameter (mm)||Product Profile||Motor Power (kW)|
|Standard Cable||400||2 < 25||Pround or Flat||3|
|High Speed Cable||1,000||0 < 4||Round||5.5|
|Profile Dryer||50||50 < 200||Round||3.0+|
|Ring Air Knives||10||200+||Round||5.5+|
Sam continues, “The long-term advantages of having the ACI LINE-Dry System in place outweighs any hesitations about purchasing the system. It proved its ability to meet all our needs, as shown by the fact we have installed two further units. It dries cables up to 35mm efficiently at speeds up to 400m/min and has eliminated all the problems associated with water carry-over helping to reduce running and maintenance costs.
If you would like further information on our full range of cable and wire drying products, please call our Technical Sales Department on +1 207 445 2518.