Major savings for business through innovation

A system that dries bottles and cans which is more energy efficient than any other on the market and makes energy savings of up to 50 percent was developed by a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between the University of Hertfordshire and Secomak.

The University, which is the UK’s leading business facing university, has built strong links with Secomak, the industry leader in air movement technologies and one of the outcomes of this collaboration is a total drying solution. (See KTP Blog).

The big advantage of this system is that the machine is equipped with sensors which sense when product needs to be dried, rather than the dryer working all the time.  This works in a similar way to energy-saving systems in hybrid vehicles and means that the energy consumption of our machine is directly proportional to the throughput of the product.

At the moment, the total drying solution is used primarily to dry bottles or cans, and the system can be customised to dry any container and also has potential to dry sheet metal or plastic extrusions.