Drying is often the last step in the process chain. If parts are not properly handled when being dried, this can often lead to costly post-processing. Depending on the part size, type and quantity, various methods are used:
Hot air and vacuum drying
Parts with deep holes, water-created recesses or strong capillary effects are best vacuum dried.
This drying process is based on a heat exchanger principle. This CO2-reduced process is subsidized by the government because it is highly energy-efficient. This technology eliminates the need to place the parts in a solvent bath.
Parts can be dried separately or together with the media in a centrifuge basket. The centrifugal force acting by rotation as well as an air flow generated by a fan allow an extremely efficient drying process. Forplan also offers centrifuges that comply with ATEX guidelines in case solvents are used in preliminary processes.
Corn Scrap Drying
This process is used for drying aluminum as well as all other metals as a integrated process. Vibration drying with granulate has proven to be very effective for this process, especially for larger parts with a risk of staining.