Novatec, Inc.

222 E Thomas Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21225 US


Company Profile

The roots of the company date back to the 1935 and NOVATEC began manufacturing dehumidifying equipment for the plastics industry in early 1972. Over the past several decades we have expanded our product line beyond dryers, to become a strong industry force, providing blending and conveying equipment as well as complete resin handling systems. In May 2006, the ownership of the company was transferred into the hands of a management group with vast experience in the auxiliary equipment business.  The company is now the recognized leader for integrated Central Drying and Conveying Systems. We have added to our team of experienced professionals at every level of the organization, from executives, to design and engineering, to sales and marketing, to customer support and field service. Our association with MAGUIRE PRODUCTS not only allows us to provide the most popular blenders in the world as system components but it makes our business group the largest resin handling manufacturing group in North America. The new NOVATEC has already developed the broadest range of resin dryers in the plastics industry. These include wheel dryers, membrane dryers, vacuum dryers, infrared dryers and dual bed dryers. Our PowerGuard(TM) models are designed with patented technology to be the most energy efficient in the industry with heretofore unmatched process stability. We are the only U.S. manufacturer of Infrared dryers for PET and our IntelliPET series of wheel dryers are ideal for PET processors. We have built a state of-the-art Drying Technology Center where we can test the performance of any dryer type against any other dryer type. We invite customers to provide their specific resin and be present to see the actual test results. Only by comparing drying capability and energy efficiency can an informed decision be made about which dryer is best for a given application. We have expanded our offering of vacuum pumps to overcome things like plugged lines and starved process machines.  At the same time, the already-impressive offerings in microprocessor and touch screen controls has been expanded to better serve the needs of processors.  We have developed an impressive line of downstream extrusion equipment that includes, cutters, pullers, Saws and Cooling/Sizing Tanks. These products utilize powerful Servo Drives where practical and a Siemens 7" color touch screen PLC to make set-up, control and recipe management easier than ever. All downstream equipment has a 5-year warranty. Our design emphasis is on innovation to provide new products which save energy, save space and reduce maintenance while providing superior performance at competitive prices. Our customers remain our first priority and we are committed to bringing plastics processors the highest level of quality through our products, services and personal attention. Check out the new NOVATEC.

A Message from Novatec, Inc.

Mobile Wheel Dryers With New Features

Compare With Other Portable Dryers  All of the NOVATEC Mobile Wheel Dryers include a 7" color touch screen PLC and no additional charge.

Widest Choice of Resin Dryers

NovaWheel™ Dryers All NovaWheel™ dryers (500 - 5,000 lb./hr.) now include a 7" color touch screen PLC control.

Central System Controls

NOVATEC Control Solutions for System-Wide Control or Unit Control NOVATEC has an impressive legacy of customer and process-oriented control solutions.

As Seen In Plastics Technology

NovaWheel portable dryer with Moisture Manager & OverDry Protection

Technology Takes Aim At Drying Specialized Resins
Novatec develops new at-the-press drying solutions for molders tackling highly tailored nylons and other specialty materials.

Industry 4.0 VDMA

Decoding ‘Industry 4.0’
The biggest splash at NPE will come from the wave of technological innovation and futuristic enthusiasm known variously as Industry 4.0 or the Smart Factory or the Internet of Things.

The Primary Importance of Secondary Equipment
Resin drying, resin conveying and process heating and cooling are as vital to the injection molding process as the press and tool, and they get their due at Molding 2017.

VIDEO: Predict Failure, Maintain Success
Is it still a repair if you fix the machine before it breaks?

VIDEO: Extrusion Still Mixes Art and Science
On many extrusion shop floors, there’s likely a more experienced staffer who can tell something’s amiss with a line using only the instrumentation God gave him or her.

‘Machine Wearables’ Predict Health of Vacuum Pumps & Blowers
Conveying systems now come with predictive-maintenance technology at no upcharge.

Novatec Hires Drying Project Coordinator
Lawrence Korpanty will serve as drying project coordinator to further support and develop firm's growing dryer customer base and portfolio of drying products.

DRYING: Desiccant Wheels Come Standard With Color Touchscreens
All units furnished with 7-in. high-resolution touchscreen PLC.

CONTROLS: System-Wide PLC Control of Auxilairies
New control system priced below older technologies.

Optimized Molding Is Possible With Material Drying, Handling
Injection speed and overall cycle time are often the focus for molders pursuing optimized processes, but for truly efficient production, molders should consider how and in what state material arrives at the machine.

MATERIALS HANDLING: Filterless Vacuum Receivers in Two Styles
Available with removable or hinged lids.

New System Measures Moisture In Pellets During Processing
Self-calibrating system measures pellet moisture in real time and can adjust dryer controls accordingly.

Molder Builds a Business From Next to Nothing
Under new ownership, Cumberland Plastics Solutions’ decision to invest when times were tough has paid big dividends.

Down in the Valley, Profiles Grow
Valley Extrusions carves niche in tight-tolerance, short-run tubing and profiles.

‘Wearable’ Machine Sensors Extended to Power Factor & Retrofits
As is often the case with a new technology, customers are dictating how predictive-maintenance sensors will be applied and where they might be headed next.

Measure Pellet Moisture Online: A Second System Debuts at Fakuma
Moretto will show a system to measure pellet moisture minute-by-minute and automatically adjust the dryer, if necessary.

EXTRUSION AND COMPOUNDING NPE: Flexibility, Speed and Quality
Extrusion processors need more—of everything—to compete. And suppliers responded in force in Orlando.

News Highlights from NPE2015
Here’s a first look at new technology in materials, auxiliaries, and all types of processes.

Auxiliaries: A New Frontier in Metal Replacement
Stainless steel has been the de facto material choice for machine components like tanks and hoppers for forever, but do rotomolded plastics make more sense?

Five Straight Years of Plastics Equipment Shipments Growth
One week before the sector’s biggest show, the U.S. plastics industry reported a surge in equipment shipments for the full year and final quarter of 2014, with solid momentum maintained heading into 2015.

Product Categories of Novatec, Inc.

Blenders (non-intensive)
Box Tilters
Conveying Equipment (pneumatic and Mechanical)
Cutoff Equipment
Desiccant for Dryers
Dewpoint Monitors/Moisture Analyzers
Dryers for Resins
Dust Removal Equipment
Hopper Loaders
Hoppers, Bins, Tanks
Metal Detectors, Separators
Metering, Proportioning Equipment
Moisture Analyzers
Mold Dehumidification Systems
Pipe Take-off Systems
Profiles, Tubing, Hose Take-off Systems
Pumps - Liquid Additive
Semi-bulk Containers
Vacuum Pumps
Valves, Gates, Diverters

Trade Names

FlexXpand NovaNet