Canadian Packaging

New Energy-Saving PowerDry System


March 10, 2009
by Canadian Packaging Staff

Paxton Products of Cincinnati, OH, has recently introduced its PowerDry system that will reduce energy costs through reduced compressed air usage.

The affordable system was designed as an easy-to-install replacement for plastic comb or fan nozzles, air jets, disk nozzles, drilled pipe, and other common pneumatic blow-off devices. The versatile system generates high velocity airflows for effective debris and moisture removal.

Its washdown-capable design is perfectly suited for food, beverage and packaging operations while its durable construction easily withstands harsh industrial environments. As a blower-driven alternative to expensive compressed air, the patent pending PowerDry system eliminates potential contamination from oils and scale in the compressed air supply.

Processors and materials handlers have been rewarded with these benefits:
•    better appearance and quality of labels, codes, and packaging
•    less waste of materials (packaging, labels);
•    lower energy, operating and maintenance costs;

The compact PowerDry system incorporates an efficient and high performance Paxton centrifugal blower that develops maximum airflow and pressure from a small, 3-HP motor.

A FDA (US Food & Drug Agency) compliant hose carries the airflow to a unique 6-nozzle manifold that delivers successive hits of high impact air. A fully adjustable, stainless steel, mounting arm holds the manifold securely in place.

Field tests have shown that PowerDry returned an average +80 per cent savings in energy costs, while providing comparable or improved drying in every application. Depending on operating hours, the return on investment from energy savings is often less than a year.

Larger Paxton blower/air knife systems are also available for a broad range of user applications.

Eckert Machines is the Canadian distributor for Paxton. For more information on Paxton and other Eckert products, visit www.eckertmachines.com, or contact: info@eckertmachines.com, or call: 905-356-8356 or fax: 905-356-1704.