Italian sanitaryware manufacturer SDR Ceramiche has installed the new Rapid Dry dryer from Setec in order to reduce energy consumption and increase productivity.
SDR Ceramiche, an important Italian sanitaryware manufacturer, has chosen the new Rapid Dry dryer from Setec in order to reduce energy consumption and increase its productivity. The machine was installed in the company’s factory in Civita Castellana (Viterbo), and is capable of drying 250 pieces of sanitaryware per cycle.
The new Rapid Dry dryer stands out for its low consumptions (less than 100 kcal/kg of gas and 0.003 kWh/kg of electricity) as well as for its very fast drying times, with cycles of less than 8 hours. These performances are a result of innovative management software that optimises the operation of both the burner and the fans, thus reducing gas and electricity consumption.
The system also ensures fully automatic control of recirculation, cone speed (and consequently internal chamber turbulence) and humidity. Humidity is also controlled perfectly during the initial highly critical stages of the process by introducing finely nebulised water.
Thanks to these unique characteristics, SDR Ceramiche is able to introduce even very wet pieces into the dryer and perform both pre-drying and final drying in a single machine.