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 injection molding machine 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 365°F/185°C
  • Constant and adjustable dew points down to -58°F/-50°C
  • Energy usage shown on HMI
  • No need for compressed air
  • No need for cooling water
  • Automatic or manual adjustable process air flow
  • High resolution 7” vertical touchscreen and proven, proprietary PLC technology
  • Material selection table with pre-set or programmable drying parameters
  • Visual and audible alarm
  • Weekly timer
  • Smart Mode: automatic adaption of the drying process to the production needs by monitoring the return air temperature – no waste of energy or material overdrying
  • 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 undried material from reaching the production machine by monitoring the drying time
  • 5 year warranty on the desiccant wheel, 1 year warranty on parts
  • Pneumatic conveying with double stage brushless blower and cyclone/fabric filter
  • Air heat exchanger for the conveying of hot materials in closed circuit
  • ASPUL suction valve which also integrates the line cleaning valve
  • Compact frame with side access for the hopper unloading
  • 460V/3 ph/60 hz
  • Internal dew point sensor
  • Automatic throughput control with HALO
  • Pre-cooler for drying temperature below 150°F/66°C
  • Remote control
  • Filter sensor to detect filter clogging
  • Selection of take off boxes with different diameters
  • Integrated brushless conveying system “feeding kit”
  • Alternative voltages (230V, 575V)
  • Modbus RTU communications

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

Stay Updated with AEC News

Sign up today to receive the latest news, product updates and new product releases.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.