A three-zone, arched roll-support drying system will be used to dry both water and volatile solvent-based coatings on a wide rubber web (over 190"). ASI, Division of Thermal Technologies Inc., will supply the drying system for the new construction materials line for the global manufacturer.

The drying system will be more than 40' long and 18' wide. A retraction system will allow for the upper section of the dryer to be raised 18" up for access to the dryer’s interior. The retraction system will accommodate web-up, cleaning and maintenance operations.

The dryer, which will be heated by natural gas plenums, will include ASI’s standard PLC-based controls package that allows for continuous monitoring and automatic adjustments based on the programmed operating parameters.