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Beverage Bottle Drying Air Knife System

In the highly competitive market of canned & bottled beverages, product packaging aesthetics is almost as important as the quality of the beverage that is inside.

AIR KNIFE SYSTEM is an established solution to the industry, in helping to ensure that today’s ground breaking labelling and packaging technology is not compromised by water used in the packaging process.

For all PET and glass bottles, cans and pouches, Beverage Bottle Drying Air Knife Systems are ensuring that all moisture related problems, with sleeve labelling, paper or APL roll fed labelling , crown drying , safely sealing, stress corrosion , hygiene, ink jet coding, shrink wrapping or cardboard packing are eliminated.

Can Drying Air Knife System

With food processors and packagers demanding that their production lines run faster, occupy less space, be cleaner, have more flexibility and operate more efficiently than ever before, RAICO Air Knife Systems take a huge burden off the customer’s shoulders.

On any conveyor line where surface water /moisture needs to be completely removed, coatings require precise thickness control, solids or debris must be displaced or static eliminated, RAICO has set the standards for all. Stainless Steel 316 materials and HEPA filters are also routine options to handle the most stringent requirements. RAICO ENGINEERS is a leading designer and supplier of blower driven drying systems for the Filling Industry. In fact, we can pretty much dry anything. RAICO designs and manufactures bottle, can and pouch drying systems for all shapes, sizes and available budgets.

On any conveyor line where surface water /moisture needs to be completely removed, coatings require precise thickness control, solids or debris must be displaced or static eliminated, RAICO has set the standards for all. Stainless Steel 316 materials and HEPA filters are also routine options to handle the most stringent requirements. RAICO ENGINEERS is a leading designer and supplier of blower driven drying systems for the Filling Industry. In fact, we can pretty much dry anything. RAICO designs and manufactures bottle, can and pouch drying systems for all shapes, sizes and available budgets.

RAICO customers include many of the principal OEMs of turnkey filling lines, in addition to leading producers and fillers of brand names in the international Food and Beverage Industry, from large applications, handling thousands of bottles/cans an hour, to small micro-breweries with, outputs of just hundreds per hour.

Components Drying-Cleaning-Cooling Air Knife System

Compressed airs drying-cleaning- cooling systems are highly inefficient as compared to a RAICO blower assisted air knife system. A RAICO 10Hp blower system will generally do the work of 40+ Hp of compressed air, in the same application. RAICO is changing the way debris removal/static controls are being handled.

With ever increasing production speeds, greater part complexities and more stringent contamination controls, the low velocity fans and high pressure compressed air devices are no longer the favoured air supply forthese applications. Customers are demanding more effectiveness and lower operating costs.

RAICO high velocity air knives assisted with blowers are answering the call. Low velocity AIR KNIFE SYSTEMS designs are not effective for an increasing number of today’s higher product speeds and complex part geometries, that manufacturers must blow debris from, while creating a clean surface.

With RAICO’s 10,000 to 40,000 FPM air knife velocities, it can be as gentle or aggressive, at debris removal, as the application requires. Heated air knife air is yet another feature that can be incorporated into your system. RAICO blower always produces a natural heat of compression, and may not require any supplemental heating. Alternatively, heat source between blower and air knife, will supply hot air, enhancing efficiency, as required by the application.

An air knife system can accelerate radiant parts cooling (air quench), in situations where a liquid quench in not acceptable, and low velocity fans are not meeting the need. As high temperature products exit ovens, or other processes where heat is introduced, rapid air cooling of the parts can help stabilize the structure, reduce conveyor lengths and facilitate operator handling or other subsequent process.

RAICO tailors air knife systems to your specific cooling objectives. Parts cooling and air quenching are sometimes as much an art as a science , so let RAICO give you a new perspective with a high velocity blower assisted air knife solutions.

Food Pouches-Containers Drying-Cleaning Air Knife System

With food processors and packagers demanding that their production lines run faster, occupy less space, be cleaner, have more flexibility and operate more efficiently than ever before, RAICO Air Knife Systems take a huge burden off the customer’s shoulders.

On any conveyor line where surface water /moisture needs to be completely removed, coatings require precise thickness control, solids or debris must be displaced or static eliminated, RAICO has set the standards for all. Stainless Steel 316 materials and HEPA filters are also routine options to handle the most stringent requirements. HEPA filters from RAICO ensure that we clean the surface of the part, with air that won’t compromise the customer’s cleanliness specification.

Most fan driven air knives and ionizing bars that have HEPA filters are on the inlet of the fan. The result is that a rotating piece of machinery (the fan) is located after the HEPA and will compromise the entire clean air circuit at some point in time.

RAICO manufacture a production model, which is in-line and high volume HEPA filter system mounted in the piping between the blower and the air knife/ionizing bar.

Compressed air systems air systems do have in-line HEPA filters, but the small size and high pressure drops make them maintenance intensive and increase the running cost of the compressed air that much further.

Sheet Drying-Cleaning-Cooling Air Knife Systems

RAICO is providing the metal finishing industry with the most effective and efficient blow off and drying solutions. As compressed air and heater systems have been proven much less cost effective methods for today’s higher production rates and standards. Eliminating squeegee rolls & scrapper blades are the most common application for our Air Knife Systems.

You will no longer have the maintenance costs associated with cleaning, adjusting and/or replacing the rollers and scrapers. A significant benefit is that a RAICO Air Knife System delivers clean, dry, oil and dirt free air at higher than ambient temperatures, to further improve the product, and accelerate the drying process as well.

Thermal drying heats up the products, which needs to be cooled before handling, making conveyor lines longer, and production speeds slower. Blower assisted Air Knife systems takes away this disadvantage allowing shorter conveyor lengths, and higher production speeds, which will benefit in terms of time and energy savings and higher efficiencies.

Cables / Wires / Tubes / Pipes / Profiles Drying Air Knife System

Cables-Wires-Tubes-Pipes-Profiles after extrusion, normally passes through water bath tank to cool. These Cables-Wires-Tubes-Pipes-Profiles coming out of water bath, requires a very effective removal / drying of surface water. The most effective, efficient and economical method of drying these Cables-Wires-Tubes-Pipes-Profiles, is by installing AIR KNIFE SYSTEM, after Cables-Wires-Tubes-Pipes-Profiles comes out of water tank.

RAICO’S AIR KNIFE SYSTEMS offers following special advantages

  • In Line System, requiring a very limited space.
  • A very low cost, energy saving and efficient drying.
  • This system can be designed for drying single-multiple Cables-Wires-Tubes-Pipes-Profiles, coming out of extruder.
  • This system can be designed, to match the required production speeds.
  • This system can be used, for any size of Cables-Wires-Tubes- Pipes-Profiles, as long as it is within its operating area.
  • Required height adjustment, and proper positioning of AIR KNIFES, is possible to meet most production lines.
  • PACKAGED AIR KNIFE SYSTEM is a stand alone, self sufficient unit, having painted blower stand, and adjustable S S MOUNTING SYSTEM for AIR KNIFES and all connecting accessories.
  • Blown water can be collected back in to cooling water tank to save water.
  • AIR KNIFE SYSTEM adds to further cooling of Cables-Wires-Tubes- Pipes-Profiles.

Strands Drying Air Knife System

Plastic strands after extrusion, normally passes through water bath tank to cool. These strands coming out of water bath, requires a very effective removal / drying of surface water.

The most effective, efficient and economical method of drying these strands, is by installing AIR KNIFE SYSTEM, in between water tank and Pelletizer

RAICO’S AIR KNIFE SYSTEMS offers following special advantages

  • In Line System, requiring a very limited space.
  • A very low cost, energy saving and efficient drying.
  • This system can be designed for drying single, few or large number of strands, coming out of extruder.
  • This system can be designed, to match the required production speeds.
  • This system can be used, for any size of strands, as long as it is within its operating area.
  • Required height adjustment, and proper positioning of AIR KNIFES, is possible to meet most production lines.
  • PACKAGED AIR KNIFE SYSTEM is a stand alone, self sufficient unit, having painted blower stand, and adjustable

S S MOUNTING SYSTEM for AIR KNIFES and all connecting accessories.

  • Blown water can be collected back in to cooling water tank to save water.
  • AIR KNIFE SYSTEM adds to further cooling of strands

Wires-Cables-Tubes-Profiles/ Extrusions Air Wiping System

Cables-Wires-Tubes-Pipes-Profiles after extrusion, normally passes through water bath tank to cool. The process of extruding an insulating layer or jacketed cover over a wire then requires a cold water bath to bring the extrusion to a manageable temperature. These Cables-Wires-Tubes-Pipes-Profiles coming out of water bath, requires a very effective removal / drying of surface water.

RAICO’s AIR KNIFE SYSTEM has shown itself to be a most effective drying system, after the cooling bath, for all of our strands/ wire / cable / tubes / profiles extrusions manufacturers RAICO can design and supply AIR KNIFE SYSTEMS for a single or multiple strands / profiles drying.

The most effective, efficient and economical method of drying these Cables-Wires-Tubes-Pipes-Profiles, is by installing AIR KNIFE SYSTEM, after Cables-Wires-Tubes-Pipes-Profiles comes out of water tank.

RAICO’S AIR KNIFE SYSTEMS offers following special advantages

  • In Line System, requiring a very limited space.
  • A very low cost, energy saving and efficient drying.
  • This system can be designed for drying single-multiple Cables-Wires-Tubes-Pipes-Profiles, coming out of extruder.
  • This system can be designed, to match the required production speeds.
  • This system can be used, for any size of Cables-Wires-Tubes-Pipes-Profiles, as long as it is within its operating area. Required height adjustment, and proper positioning of AIR KNIFES, is possible to meet most production lines.
  • PACKAGED AIR KNIFE SYSTEM is a stand alone, self sufficient unit, having painted blower stand, and adjustable S S MOUNTING SYSTEM for AIR KNIFES, and all connecting accessories.
  • Blown water can be collected back in to cooling water tank to save water.
  • AIR KNIFE SYSTEM adds to further cooling of Cables-Wires-Tubes-Pipes-Profiles.

Extrusions Drying-Cleaning Air Knife System

Manufacturing components from plastic/ rubber/metals can be both helped or hindered by the presence of water. RAICO is able to supply drying systems in all manufacturing stages to ensure that water does not compromise the vital drying/ forming /bonding processes.

During the manufacture of rubber /plastic/metal products for applications such as door and window seals, or other extruded shapes, RAICO is replacing compressed air and other drying methods with a very short payback period.

Vegetables-Fruits-Foods Drying-Cleaning Air Knife System

Most of vegetables, fruits, produce needs to be washed before further process for human consumption. Most of these products are perishable and delicate. After washing removal of excess water and moisture, without harming the delicate structure of the product is a very important issue for a better taste, longer shelf life, aesthetics, further processing and many other considerations.

RAICO AIR KNIFE provides best solutions for each of individual application.

A system designed with all these factors in mind, delivers products dry with just right moisture and no harm to its delicate texture.

Static Removal Air Knife System

RAICO is changing the way debris removal and static control is being handled. With ever increasing production speeds, greater part complexities and more stringent contamination controls, the low velocity fans and high velocity compressed air devices are no longer the favoured air supply for these applications. Customers are demanding more effectiveness and lower operating costs.

Our high velocity air knives coupled with properly sized air ionizing bars are answering the call. Low velocity fan designs are not effective for an increasing number of today’s higher product speeds and complex part geometries that manufacturers must blow off debris from, while creating a static neutral part surface.

With RAICO’S 10,000 to 40,000 FPM air knife velocities, we can be as gentle or aggressive, at debris removal, as the application requires. Compressed air powered knives, can require up to 4 times more Hp, than a blower assisted air knife system.

We will size the blower assisted air knife system and ionizer to maximize efficiency. HEPA filters ensure that we clean the surface of the part with air that won’t compromise the customer’s cleanliness specification. Most fan driven air knives and ionizing bars that have HEPA filters are on the inlet of the fan. The result is that a rotating piece of machinery (the fan) is located after the HEPA and will compromise the entire clean air circuit at some point in time.

Coating Control By Air Knife

RAICO Engineered Air Knife Systems are providing alternatives for a host of maintenance intensive methods, needed for continuous coating control, that have been used throughout industry for decades. With our precise, fully adjustable, non-contact, Air Knife Systems, manufacturers are achieving optimum coating thickness and at higher speeds than ever before for conveyor widths from 20 mm to 2000 mm and almost any coating liquid viscosity.

Eliminating squeegee rolls and scraper blades are the most common application.

You will no longer have the maintenance costs associated with cleaning, adjusting and/or replacing the rollers and scrapers. A significant benefit is that a RAICO Air Knife System delivers clean, dry, oil and dirt free air at higher than ambient temperatures, to further improve the coated product, and accelerate the coating drying process as well.

Replace compressed air or other low efficiency blowers, connected to air knife designs, which are not ideally suited for effective coating control applications, and simply cost far too much to operate. A typical 1200 mm coated product could require up to 30 Kw of compressed air, to do what a our 7.5 Kw blower will do.

Compressed air also has high costs associated with the after coolers, dryers and extra filtration. We guarantee the air knife system we design for your coating control process, will deliver the exact coating thickness, at the speed you want to operate.

Cooling Air Knife System

We are engaged in manufacturing and exporting of Cooling Air Knife Systems. Customers are demanding more effectiveness and lower operating costs. RAICO high velocity air knives assisted with blowers are answering the call.

Cleaning Air Knife System

We are exporting and providing Cleaning Air Knife Systems.

Cleaning Air Knife Systems, for manufactured components, from plastic, rubber and metals can be both helped and hindered by the presence of water and debris.

Cleaning and drying this surface moisture, and blowing off debris, with help of air knife, is one of most convenient and efficient solution.

Plastic Crates Drying Air Knife System

Crates, trays, bins which carry food, vegetables, milk pouches, produce needs to be washed after use. After washing, RAICO AIR KNIFE SYSTEM is an ideal tool for drying crates, bins, trays made from plastic or metal and moving on a conveyor. Properly placed AIR KNIFES and NOZZLES would remove most of moisture and water droplets in a very short time. Removed water can be recycled to conserve water.

Packaged Air Knife System

Air Knife Packaged System consists of Air Knife System Components like Air Knife, Blowers, Pipe & fittings and mounting stand. All these are mounted on a stand and pre connected.

Mounting of Air Knife is so, that it allows positioning of Air Knife in all possible directions including angular adjustment. This will ensure Air Knife can be positioned properly for most profiles and sizes of products. Stand and fittings can be made in M.S. With plating or painting or in 304 or 316 S.S. as per application demand.

Salient Features of such systems are:

  • Ready to use stand alone, pre connected and pre-mounted unit
  • Standard construction will meet requirements on most applications, If required, Custom made unit can be provided
  • Can be shifted to any production line on demand
  • Ease of Maintenance (on site or away from site), without down time or disturbance to production line.
  • No mountings or modifications required on existing conveyor or production lines.
  • Properly placed AIR KNIFES and NOZZLES would remove most of moisture and water droplets in a very short time.
  • Removed water can be recycled to conserve water.