UK-based ACI®, a world leader in industrial air movement solutions, has announced the launch of an innovative new range of cable drying products that are set to transform the cable, wire and extrusion industry.
Putting an end to quality-check failures due to the presence of moisture in production, ACI’s new solution is set to save the extrusion industry many thousands of pounds each year.
Specially engineered to effectively remove residual moisture from water-cooled insulated wire, cable and extruded products, ACI’s new Cable Dryer and Profile Dryer combination atomises water and then collects residual moisture. Particularly effective in small diameter production – where quality failure is common due to the presence of moisture – ACI’s solution enables reliable production rates of up to 1,200 meters per minute, proven to be the fastest drying speed currently available on the market*.
Designed to achieve both major running cost savings and vastly improved cable and wire drying efficiencies, ACI’s blower-driven units bring the added benefit of reduced energy consumption, compared to air wipe alternatives.
Capable of drying cable ranging from 0.2mm to 65mm in diameter, ACI’s drop-in Cable Dryer unit, which is just 950mm long, can be used independently of the Profile Dryer, which is most valuable in the production of small diameter cable, wire and extrusion.
ACI Managing Director, Chris Hellier, said: “Following a stringent period of development from our highly skilled team, we are proud to bring ACI’s new cable drying range to the market.
“Until now, the removal of the residual moisture film from water-cooled insulated wire/cable and extruded products has been difficult to achieve effectively and consistently, resulting in high rates of quality test failures, especially with very small diameters where the majority of quality check failures occur. This is a huge issue for the sector, leading to vast product wastage, unnecessary over-production due to remanufacturing requirements, avoidable energy use and disposal costs. Combined with savings made through greater reliability, businesses could be saving many thousands of pounds each year.
“We are thrilled to bring this solution to market, revolutionising the cable, wire and extrusion industries.”
ACI is a world leader in the design, innovation and manufacture of industrial air movement products for the cable, wire and extrusion industries, supplying and supporting a global audience directly and through an extensive network of distributors.
ACI has a proven track record in air movement engineering, a history that goes as far back as the 1960s. Based in Axminster, Devon (UK), ACI also has a sister company in Windsor, Maine (USA). Established in 2008, this facility was set-up in order to support the increased demand in North America.
To see the new ACI Cable Dryer hittinga drying speed of 1,200 metres per minute, click here to view a film of the system in action.
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