A solid-state lithium battery company has chosen Green Bay, Wis.-based dryer supplier, ASI, Division of Thermal Technologies Inc., to provide the drying system for its new coating line. The four-zone drying system will provide electrically heated convection air and will allow the battery company to scale up operations.

The multi-zone, roll-support drying system will be more than 80' long and will include an external retraction system to ease access to the dryer’s interior for web up and cleaning. Variable-frequency drives on the supply and exhaust fans, along with resistant temperature detectors near the heat source and in the supply air ducts, will allow for precise temperature and airflow control to the web. The dryer will be controlled via a distributed PLC system.

ASI manufactures custom drying, curing and cooling solutions for the roll-to-roll and converting industries.