DRYING AFTER SURFACE FINISHING, PAINTING AND CLEANING

The HARTER purpose devised Airgenex® drying technology is capable of drying surfaces and solid matter of all kind in a gentle and energy saving way, plus reliably and fast. This so-called heat pump based condensation drying resolves drying problems and optimizes manufacturing processes.

On the following pages, you – no matter if you are a plant operator, construction company or planning office – may find advantages of our drying technology, how it works and where it is applied.

Your benefits

Very fast

Airgenex® condensation drying saves you 50% of time required by conventional drying methods, such as hot air drying or simple fan-based systems. You will be surprised how much we can reduce your drying time!

Very efficient

The heart of the Airgenex® dryer is a highly efficient heat pump based dehumidification module. Components installed are the best available, some of them purpose built for us, and are made from high grade materials. We combine air dehumidification with sophisticated air routeing such that the dry process air is directed only to where it is supposed to absorb humidity. Also, drying is effected in a closed system with heat recuperation. This makes drying take full effect while being extremely cost effective.

Very gentle

Airgenex® dries products or materials at low temperatures between 20°C and 90°C as required for the specific application. This low temperature drying prevents undesired heating of the materials and products. Stain-free parts and reduced reject quantity means higher productivity for you.

Very reliable

The dehumidification process takes place in a system which is closed in terms of thermal energy. Our drying systems are thus completely independent of effects of the climate and the weather. This ensures highest process reliability for you. Plus you are on the safe side if production quantities need to be raised.

Optimisation of existing drying systems

You have an existing drying system which does not or not fully meet your requirements? Contact us and we might find ways of upgrading your process chain by installing an Airgenex® dryer.

We dry using dry air directed to the right places: A perfect interaction of air conditioning and air routeing provides the best drying result possible.

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Factors which will optimise the efficiency of the drying process vary for each application. In-barrel drying of bulk material poses challenges much different from those of drying racked products with complex geometries or painted surface. The most common applications are shown below.

Your application is different?

You will surely understand that, with more than thousand drying systems installed, we cannot possibly list all our potential applications. If your application is not listed above, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be glad to give you advice without engagement on your part!

DRYING OF RACKED PRODUCTS

DRYING OF BULK MATERIAL

DRYING AFTER CLEANING AND RINSING

DRYING IN A CONTINUOUS OPERATION

PAINT DRYING

DRYING OF TUBES AND TUBE BUNDLES

BLOWOFF BEFORE DRYING

OUR PILOT PLANT STATION – One of our special features.

Would you like to read in cold print how efficient our drying technology is for your specific application?

Our in-house pilot plant station may be used to conduct drying tests with your products. The purpose is to identify and record the relevant parameters for successful drying –
_ temperature, time & humidity
_ air speed & airflow rate
_ air routeing

You are, of course, welcome to witness testing and get a personal feel.

On-site testing.

Under special circumstances, we can also offer loan units for drying tests at your premises. One of our engineers will instruct you on how to run your own tests.

Creativity in tackling challenges.

You have a different or larger scale work for us to do? Welcome! Building larger scale test set-ups may be agreed. Analysis results will then be reflected in our planning and manufacture.

Equipment available for any application

Take a look at our photographs to see that we have all the equipment required for drying tests

_ heatable water basins

_ dryer expandable by modules

    • for testing racked items of various sizes
    • other types of processes may be simulated

_ barrel dryers of various sizes for testing bulk material in

    • barrels
    • screen baskets
    • Vibarrel® baskets
    • centrifuge baskets
    • paniers & bouclards for miniature parts (from e.g. clock & watch industry or electronic industry)

_ air knives for non-compressed air blow-off of components with highly complex geometries

We have successfully installed more than 1000 drying systems to date. Here is a small selection of references.

 
Aalberts Surface Treatment
Balteschwiler AG
Bia Kunststoff- und Galvanotechnik GmbH & Co. KG
Biral Pumpen AG
Bitzer Kühlmaschinenbau GmbH
Bomag GmbH
Carl Zeiss  Vision GmbH
CeramTec GmbH Technische Keramik
Ceratizit Austria GmbH
Claudius Peters  Projects GmbH Aircraft Parts
Collini GmbH Oberflächenbeschichtung
Festo Vertrieb GmbH & Co. KG – Automatisierungstechnik
Galvano Wullimann AG Metallveredelung
geobra Brandstätter GmbH & Co. KG – Playmobil
Hansa Armaturen GmbH Sanitärarmaturen
Hertfelder Lackierwerk GmbH
IMO Oberflächentechnik GmbH
Inge Watertechnologies GmbH
John Toys GmbH
Kunststofftechnik Bernt GmbH
Liebherr Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH
Magna Exteriors GmbH
MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH
Mubea Präzisionstahlrohr AG
Prym Fashion GmbH
Reichert Holztechnik GmbH & Co. KG
Ruag AG
Scania Production  Meppel B.V.
Schirmer Galvanotechnik GmbH
Sick AG Sensoren
Silhouette International Schmied AG
Tigra GmbH  Hartmetall
Tyrolia – HTM Sport GmbH
Voestalpine Wire  Germany GmbH
Wanzl  Metallwarenfabrik GmbH
Weidmüller Interface  GmbH & Co. KG
ZF  Luftfahrttechnik GmbH