Parker Hannifin is launching a range of point-of-use desiccant air dryers, called the Moduflex Dry Air System, designed to increase the efficiency of compressed air systems, reduce maintenance costs and improve productivity for users. The unit is able achieve a pressure dewpoint of -70degC in accordance with ISO 8573.1 Class 1.1.1, making it suitable for critical applications and offering operators a simple and inexpensive means of complying with industry standards.
The Moduflex Dry Air system has been developed using proven technology to provide an efficient solution to the problem of contamination in compressed air applications, offering extremely effective filtration at the point of use. The quiet-running unit can be set up in situ in under 15 minutes due to multiple in-line inlet and outlet connection ports. With IP66/NEMA 4 protection as standard, the compact and lightweight hardware can be safely floor-, bench- or wall-mounted almost anywhere for maximum flexibility.
Parker says the Moduflex system combines long-lasting quick-change filters and dryer combi-cartridges, making operation and maintenance simple and cost-effective. Additionally, an audible alarm is fitted, which alerts the user when servicing is required. The unit is able to clean and dry compressed air down to -40degC pressure dewpoint as standard, enabling ISO 8573.1 Class 1.2.1 to be met simply and cost-effectively, while a pressure dewpoint of -70degC is also achievable to meet ISO 8573.1 Class 1.1.1 for critical applications.
The Moduflex Dry Air system is suitable for a wide range of industrial applications, such as CNC machine tools, co-ordinate measuring machines, laboratory instrumentation, and packaging, process and automation systems. Furthermore, the system can be specified with a number of additional features, such as remote indication of servicing requirements, a wall-mounting kit for securing the dryer vertically or at a 45-degree angle to a wall or canopy, or the facility to pipe away the regeneration exhaust air for silent operation.
For more information, go to the Parker Hannifin website www.parker.com.