Dri-Air Industries, Inc.
16 Thompson Rd.
PO Box 1020
E Windsor, CT 06088-1020 US
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As Seen In Plastics Technology
Precision Molding Without a QC Department?
At Prism Plastics, quality is baked into every step of the process. The result: 1 billion parts per year with a defect rate less than 1 ppm.
FEEDING: Mini Compressed-Air Loader
Feeds primary machinery at rates to 20 lb/hr.
DRYING: Compressed-Air Micro Dryers
Said to be suited for smaller extrusion, micro molding, and AM applications.
Auxiliaries AT NPE: New Controls Link Auxiliaries
Industry 4.0—the internet of things—is bringing a new level of connectivity to auxiliary equipment. Here’s a rundown of developments there, along with other news in auxiliaries from the show.
AUXILIARIES AT NPE: More Control, Flexibility, And Energy Efficiency
These are key trends in the many kinds of auxiliary equipment displayed at this month’s show. You’ll also see equipment designed to be virtually ‘foolproof.’
DRYING: New Tower Design Increases Dryer Efficiency
Novel parabolic tower design, unique heater configuration, and optimized airflow are said to maximize efficiency.
DRYING: Hopper Bank Includes Central Conveying to Multiple Machines
Quick-change manifolds let users switch hoppers or connect multiple machines to one hopper.
Plastics Personnel Moves
Latest personnel moves including updates from SPE, SPI, Engel, BASF, Dri-Air, Mack Molding and more.
More Details On The Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) Project
The BAAM machine from Cincinnati Inc. continues to evolve with more pros involved so that by next year, the company will be taking orders for beta level and production machines.
Raise the Bar on Drying: Savvy Processors Reveal Best Practices
The processors speak: Here’s how some smart molders and extruders tackle the vexing problem of resin drying.
Auxiliaries at NPE: News in Materials Handling, Cooling, Granulating, Welding, Testing, Decorating
Auxiliary equipment takes in a broad range of functions, from materials preparation to post-mold finishing.
Molder Slashes Energy Cost With Move to Desiccant Drying
Yes there are still molders drying with tray ovens. But this processor replaced the last few it had and has reaped some impressive energy-savings benefits.
Auxiliaries at NPE: New Solutions from Material Preparation To Post-Mold Operations
There will be an extraordinary range of new auxiliary equipment on display at the show.
Mobile-Drying Project Required ‘In-the-Box’ Thinking
Portable material drying by truck is the concept behind an initiative launched last month by Poly Clean USA LLC, Charleston, S.C., with Dri-Air Industries.
On Site: Growth Through Innovation in Medical Tubing
By focusing on high-tech, quick-turnaround, turnkey solutions, Putnam Plastics has grown into a leader in the field of medical extrusion.
NPE News Wrap-up: Resin Dryers
At least 16 companies introduced new dryers at the big show in Chicago. The new models span a range of drying technologies, but most sport features that save space and cost and make the dryers simpler and more reliable.
Materials Handling: New Equipment Emphasizes Efficiency & Value
Visitors to the recent NPE 2009 show in Chicago were looking for materials handling equipment that could do more than dry, blend, or convey resins. It had to do those things while saving energy, providing faster and easier maintenance, speeding product changeovers, reducing labor cost, minimizing waste, and providing better value for money. The new products cited below addressed those needs and more.
Servo Robots Show More Speed, Muscle & Brains
The recent NPE 2009 show in Chicago saw the debut of dozens of new and enhanced robots for injection molding. The vast majority of the new models were all-servo types, though some economized by mixing servo and pneumatic axes. These new robots emphasized higher speeds, heavier payload capacity, longer reach, and more intelligent controllers that make programming and troubleshooting easier than ever. Telescoping arms and dual arms were very common among the new entries, as well.