AIRBOX is a continuous open-width dryer, designed to work as a stand-alone unit or connected in line with other machines. The most important function of the AIRBOX is when it is used as a pre-dryer installed before a continuous tumbler, such as – for instance – the AIRO 24, in order to considerably increase its production capacity.
The working principle of AIRBOX
The drying principle (patented by Biancalani) on which the AIRBOX is based, utilizes the high speed with which the air tangentially surrounds the fabric, resulting in very high levels of evaporation. It follows that in a compact size machine with low installed power, it is possible to achieve a high quantity of evaporated water.
Compact and efficient
Available in any working width, the AIRBOX offers high performances in just two metres of length. This makes the AIRBOX the perfect solution to increase the productivity, for example, of a terry towel finishing line with a compact footprint and with very low energy consumption levels.
Integrated with AIRO 24
The AIRBOX is designed to fit perfectly as a pre-dryer for the AIRO 24, in order to increase the drying capacity and therefore the overall productivity of the whole textile finishing line. In this configuration, it is completely integrated with the AIRO 24, and all the parameters of the AIRBOX pre-dryer can be seamlessly managed from the AIRO 24 control panel.
In line or as stand-alone (pre)dryer
The AIRBOX is an extremely versatile solution, available with all types of entry and exit sections in order to be synchronized with any type of processing line, or used as a stand-alone drying unit. All the working parameters are controlled via a colour touch-screen, which includes a complete recipe management system and advanced diagnostics with the possibility of remote support.
|Available working widhts||up to 360 cm
|Production speed (fabric in/out)||5-50 m/min
|Fabric inlet||with driven roller and optional centering and spreading device|
|Fabric delivery||with free roller (standard) or, as option: driven roller, centering and spreading device, delivery to plaiter and/or large roll|
|Maximum air temperature||200°C|
|Evaporation capacity||up to 250 kg/h|
|Installed electrical power||starting from 30 kW|
|Installed thermal power||starting from 250 kW|
|Average utilisation of gas | steam||15 Nm/h (gas) | 250 kg/h (steam)|
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