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  • LINE-Dry
  • Air Knife Drying Systems
  • JetBlackTM Cleaning Stations
  • DRI-Line Series


Cable & Wire Drying

The removal of the residual moisture film from insulated wire/cable and extruded products has been difficult to achieve effectively and consistently.

"The ACI LINE-Dry proved its ability to meet all our needs, as shown by the fact we have installed two more units. It dries cables up to 35mm efficiently at speeds up to 400m/min and has eliminated all the problems associated with water carry-over helping to reduce running and maintenance costs."

Project Engineer Sam Donnelly for Prysmian Cables

ACI's new ‘LINE-Dry' System solves this problem whilst also saving energy and reducing running costs when compared to compressed air nozzle arrangements and other existing blower-driven devices.

cable and wire dryersWhen compared to compressed air systems up to 10 fold energy savings can be achieved which potentially equates to savings of £1000s per annum.
   • The blower supplied is ACI's variable speed ‘Multi-Stage' unit (Standard 2.3kW, 240V, 3Ph unit. 110V supply available) controlled via a speed controller. This gives flexibility to accommodate different products and line speeds.
   • Two drying head options are available, one with the dryer heads enclosed to contain displaced moisture and the other is an open unit.
   • The supplied blower unit is mounted on legs and enclosed in an ABS plastic enclosure which prevents moisture ingress.
   • Air is delivered at up to 2.8psi (80in. SWG) at speeds of 8,800m/min (28,900ft/min) typically at 80 deg.C
   • FREE DEMOS / Customer Site Surveys available to UK based companies. For all other territories please contact your nearest Distributor.



Air Knife Systems

Air Knife Drying Systems are blower-driven solutions that will increase production efficiencies and save significant running costs.

Powered by a centrifugal blower unit, an Air Knife System is a low-pressure, high-volume air production tool that has been designed specifically to blow-off all surface liquids and moisture that may be present on a conveyed product.

"To achieve efficient and accurate machining, a lot of fine adjustment was required during set up", commented . "ACI has been flexible and accommodating to help us accomplish our operating objectives with regard to finding the correct air delivery patterns, volumes and velocities - all to good effect".

Peter Jarvis, Project Manger for Airbus UK

When compared to compressed-air-driven nozzle systems, Air Knife Systems are:
   • More cost effective to operate - operating costs are reduced by up to 90% potentially saving '000's per year
   • Quieter - due to lower pressure operation, the expansion ratio and turbulence of the air produced is reduced
   • Cleaner - the air from the blower is both dry and oil free so there are no additional filtration is required
   • Safer - ACI centrifugal blowers operate on the principle of high velocity, low pressure air which presents no danger to operators.
   • Provide a total solution tailored to the customer application

Air knives efficiently and effectively remove liquids, control the thickness of liquids, dry liquid coatings, remove foreign particles, cool product surfaces or create a hold down force to assist in the mechanical bonding of materials to the surface. In addition anti-static bars can also be fitted to the air stream to neutralise static electricity charge on some surfaces. Air knives are also used as the first step in a recycling process to separate lighter or smaller particles from other components.

"Whilst the compressed air supply was subject to other demands, the blower-powered Air Knives deliver the correct air output - constantly. Air delivered by the Air Knives also has the benefit of being heated by the blowers, as a result of air compression, making it a more effective drying agent."
Paul Millet, Senior Development Engineer for TATA Stee


JetBlack Clean-down

The JetBlackTM is an easy-to-use alternative to compressed air that offers employer's peace of mind, and users a completely safe solution for de-dusting.

Compressed air can be very dangerous, even fatal if misused, particularly if it comes into direct contact with bare skin. Installing an ACI JetBlackTM Personnel cleaning station allows all employees to safely ‘clean-down' without putting themselves into any danger.

The JetBlackTM is a simple, yet very effective tool, suitable for any manufacturing of production facility where employees need to quickly clean themselves down before going to the canteen or leaving work for the day.


Compressed air always has the potential to be extremely dangerous, so companies should always try and minimise its use, particularly for cleaning and
de-dusting operations.

In summary, the JetBlack's performance is:

Safer. The JetBlackTM produces high volume, low pressure air (2.52PSI/70In.Swg) which poses no threat to personal safety.
Lower noise emissions. With levels below 78dB(A) the JetBlackTM is typically quieter than most compressed air nozzle arrangements.
Cost effective. Blower powered air produced by the JetBlackTM typically costs less than 10% of the equivalent compressed air generation.



Bottle & Can Drying

ACI has developed a range of drying equipment specifically for use in the Food and Beverage Industry.

"The previous system was a nightmare. Production hold-ups, ineffective drying, complicated set-up and fiddly to clean design, all combined to undermine efficiency. In contrast, the ACI bottle dryer enables us maximise throughput with no issues relating to the bottle drying function and it's also easy to switch product runs."
Mick Wigham, Engineering Team Leader, Britvic (Leeds, UK)

"I would not be without it. Because of the drying efficiency of the ACI system, we and our customers can be sure that the labels always look right. I am certain this quality assurance has in fact helped us to win business we might not have otherwise got!"
Neil Folland, Owner of Tarka Springs (UK)

TOTAL Drying Solutions:

These solutions not only improve drying performance, but also simplify both installation and maintenance operations for all types of vessels including:
   • CANS
   • JARS
   • KEGS

ACI's customers now include many of the World's principle OEM's of turnkey filling lines, in addition to leading producers and fillers of brand names in the International Food and Beverage Industry.

The ACI DRI-Line series includes the‘LNL' totally-enclosed, stainless steel system for high volume throughputs to its entry level options that are ideal for budget restricted/low-volume applications, such as microbreweries. All are more economic, cleaner and quieter to run than compressed air alternatives.

DRI-Line features:
• The DRI-Line Series is a proven drying solution for line speeds between 100's or 1000's of bottles or cans per hour
• A choice of configurations available including efficient and effective drying systems for cans prior to ink jet coding and glass, and drying PET or glass bottles pre-labelling and packaging
• Minimise running costs as well as lessen operational and maintenance issues
• ACI has developed some innovative solutions specifically for the Filling Industry including JetPlates, Can Drying Tunnels, Cap and Neck Dryers
• FREE UK on-site demos / Site Surveys available upon request
• Additonally, extensive UK testing area available upon request




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