Air Wipe Programs For Cable Extrusions

Sonic Air presented our first generation of quench/cooling water large velocity air wipe dryers powered by Sonic blower in 1995. Whilst the wire & cable extruder rates and linear speeds have increased in more than 4X during the past 20 years, with other unsupported low tension rubber extrusions also becoming more complex, Sonic has developed newer, smaller and more effective drying systems right alongside those industry production rate advancements. The (4) Sonic air wipe models currently offered, each kind accepts a wide range of product diameters or extrusion shapes through each without changing air wipe inserts or some other adjustments and still delivers a dried customer product each time. With moisture containment enclosures and sound attenuation offered to.

Sonic presents a few modifications of the rigid extrusion or jacketed cable dryer for 1/4" to 4" (6 to 101mm) diameters at 200 to 1,000 FPM (61 to 300 m/min). These air wipe modules can be found in 12"(304.8mm) long increments with polymer enclosures to recapture blow off moisture and sound reduction. The easy access clam-shell enclosure with manual latching eliminates close clearance line threading and the auto-pneumatic option opens the cover to permit knots to pass without binding or jamming. Internal wire clearance stages from 2 to 8 times the extrusion diameter. Sonic blower models range between 3 Hp to 20Hp (2.2 to 15 kW). The whole dryer component is all prepackaged with the blower connections and variable level rising stay prepared to put together in minutes.

Change squeezed air wipes for fibre optic and metallic wire from 40 AWG through 00 AWG (average wire gage) with extruder speeds of 1,000 to 10,000 linear feet each minute (300 to 3,000 m/min). The dryer module is enclosed in a 42" (1,067mm) long polypropylene moisture and sound reduction enclosure (as low as 80 dbA) available with either manual or pneumatically operated clam-shell split housing design for unobstructed access. Several split ceramic eye guides are found along the wire travel center line for easy threading. Sonic blower model and motor power range between 15Hp to 25Hp (11-18.5kW). The whole dryer module is all prepackaged with the blower connections and adjustable height mounting stand ready to assemble in minutes.

This "air ring" design is for almost any continuously water cooled non-wire core products which are unsupported, have low tension and are without internal stiffening components within the extrusion. This airwipe supplies a 2-3/4" (69.85mm)ID adjustable 360° air slot to provide lower velocity air at more uniform flow to dry while stopping turbulence to delicate extruded shapes.