Let us help boost your corrugator speeds and profits with Infrared Drying Systems!
Infrared drying systems (IR systems) eliminate greenbond issues and dramatically increase corrugator speeds. It will also help to significantly reduce starch consumption.
By using infrared drying systems to improve the drying process of glue/starch during the corrugating process the glue/starch will dry faster and more consistently. Corrugator glue/starch dries by evaporating the water in the glue/starch. Because infrared energy evaporates water from the glue faster and more consistently less glue is needed. The result is that the speed of the corrugating process may be increased by up to 33%. Also, because the process is faster and more controlled, the glue/starch is applied more evenly resulting in reduced glue/starch consumption.
This results in an immediate savings of time, glue and energy. Infrared drying uses less energy than gas fired heaters and steam. Infrared energy penetrates the cardboard and glue much faster and more evenly than gas heated air or steam. This faster and more even heat penetration contributes directly to the faster and more consistent glue application and drying. Also, the increased drying consistency reduces the amount of glue required so that there is less glue to dry – even further reducing the drying time.
Corrugator speeds have increased from 500 fpm to 700 fpm because of the installation of Infrared Drying.
Infrared Drying System Specifications:
- These OXYTECH SYSTEMS™ infrared systems use 480 v 3 phase power
- Infrared drying can be installed in less than one day
- These systems are suitable for all board including single, double and triple wall.
Improved Board Quality – Controlling cross-direction moisture profiles and increasing adhesive solids at the glue line:
- Reduce Blistering
- Reduce Board Warp
- Reduce Washboarding.
Our Equipment Line Up for Box Makers Includes: Infrared Drying Systems and Ultraviolet Curing Systems
Four components, critical to drying flexo inks:
- Short wave technology
- Medium wave technology
- Heated air knives
With all four components utilized properly, energy consumption is greatly reduced:
- Up to 1000 watts per inch, Air cooled, Shutter less lamp housings
- 7 power levels for energy efficiency
- Instant on/off technology.