New Conair D Series Simplifies Large Dryer Line

The Conair Group, an international supplier of auxiliary equipment for plastics processors, has launched the new D Series large desiccant dryers, with nominal throughputs from 600 to 5000 lb/hr (272 to 2268 kg/hr). Conair is dramatically simplifying its large dryer offering. Every model is built around proven desiccant-wheel drying technology, a common touchscreen control, an expanded set of standard features and a focus on value.

Conair’s large-dryer launch follows its 2018 introduction of redesigned small and medium-sized portable dryers that offer throughputs from 15 to 400 lb/hr (6.8 to 181 kg/hour). The smaller dryers are available in the dX Series of mobile drying/conveying systems and the standalone portable dryers were the first to get the D Series designation.

Like the smaller models, the latest, largest dryers in the D Series feature the DC-C programmable electronic control, software and interface developed specifically by Conair for drying applications. The standard DC-C Premium control system offers a 7-in color touchscreen user interface and a set of features that includes:

  • Temperature setback
  • Dew-point monitoring and control
  • Real-time trending
  • 7-Day auto-start/stop
  • Library of customizable resin-drying recipes
  • Energy usage metering
  • Audible and visual alarms
  • Industry 4.0 enabled with remote control capability

An energy-saving “Optimizer” package adds a variable frequency blower drive, Drying Monitor™ probe, return-air dew-point monitor, volatile trap and process filter monitor to D Series dryers. These models get the DC-C Optimizer control, an augmented version of the Premium control that uses the same interface and 7-inch color screen.

Also new in the D Series, Conair has enhanced the desiccant wheel system, adding more precise rotational control to ensure optimal desiccant heating, cooling and drying performance. Conair’s desiccant-wheel technology eliminates the instability and maintenance headaches associated with loose-desiccant dryers while producing extremely stable, low-dew point drying air.

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