ADC Series

ADC Series Desiccant Wheel Dryer

Since 1957, AEC has been the leader in drying equipment for the plastics processing industry. The ADC Series Desiccant Wheel Dryer leverages the AEC legacy and expertise to provide a system that is suited for most drying applications including extrusion, injection molding, and blow molding.

The ADC Series Dryer combines the efficiency of a wheel dryer with an integrated pneumatic conveying system, a receiver for the drying hopper, a receiver for the IMM and all related accessories. The ADC Series is particularly suitable as an independent flexible dryer to be positioned next to the processing machine.

  • Drying temperatures up to 356°F
  • Constant and adjustable dew point of down to -58°F
  • Energy monitoring system, saving up to 40% or more
  • No need for compressed air. No need for cooling water
  • Automatic or manual adjustable process air flow
  • 7” vertical touchscreen display with viewing angle, large capacitive screen with immediate response, clear and bright; intuitive user-oriented interface
  • Material selection table with pre-set or programmable drying parameters
  • Visual and audible alarm
  • Smart Mode: automatic adaption of the drying process to the production needs by monitoring the return air temperature – no waste of energy
  • MPM (Material Protection Management): protects the material from over drying and degradation by monitoring the loading system or return air temperature
  • SLS (Safety Loading System): prevents that undried material is reaching the production machine by monitoring the drying time
  • 5 Year warranty on the desiccant wheel.
  • Pneumatic conveying with double stage brushless blower and cyclone/fabric filter
  • Air heat exchanger for the conveying of hot materials in closed circuit and automatic circuit valves
  • ASPUL suction valve which also integrates the line cleaning valve
  • Compact frame with side access for the hopper unloading
  • Receivers 2 – 4 liters for ADC 25
  • Receivers 6 liters for ADC 50-80
  • Integrated or external portable dew point sensor
  • Automatic throughput control in combination with HALO

How The Wheel Dryer Works

  • The wheel is rotating driven by a step motor through 3 main sections: drying, regeneration and cooling.

    • In the first section the humid process air coming from the material hopper through a return air filter is dried in two stages and the dry air is returned by the process blower through a heating chamber to the material in the drying hopper
    • Parallel to that a part of the turning wheel is in regeneration with its own dedicated heat chamber and regeneration blower
    • In the cooling section a part of the wheel is cooled down before it re-turns back into the drying process

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