Drying system

The Macrowave RF drying system selectively heats only the patterned coatings on the web and leaves the bound moisture in the substrates intact, which prevents over-drying, distortion and shrinking. The system is capable of operating at speeds up to 1,500 FPM and requires 1/3 to 1/5 of the floor space of hot air and infrared dryers.
By Plant Engineering Staff July 15, 2008

The Macrowave RF drying system selectively heats only the patterned coatings on the web and leaves the bound moisture in the substrates intact, which prevents over-drying, distortion and shrinking. The system is capable of operating at speeds up to 1,500 FPM and requires 1/3 to 1/5 of the floor space of hot air and infrared dryers. The system reduces make-ready time because RF power is instant on/off and energy is consumed only with a load in the system. The system handles webs up to 120 inches wide and meets OSHA and FCC regulations on communication noninterference.

Radio Frequency Co. Inc.

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