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KB: Operations

One expects today’s dryer systems evolved from well-established principles. The fact is our legacy technologies were developed when production speeds were, by today’s standards, relatively slow. Space was ample, energy was cheap and abundant, and most of today’s common materials did not yet exist.

Of course, those technologies still work today—to a degree.

What compromises must we accept? Where can we improve?

Process

Printing vs. Coating.
Different Goals, Different Technologies.
Different Drying Needs.

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Materials

Common materials.
 Why we Choose Them.
 The Challenges They Bring Along.

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Machinery

Various  press configurations.
Varying drying needs.
What can be changed or improved.

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Quality Control

Is the Process dry?
Gaining Confidence That it is.
Avoiding Being Wrong.

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