The Air Flotation Dryer features Spooner’s market leading air flotation nozzles which transfer heat to the coated or sized web whilst supporting it without contact on dynamic cushions of air as it passes through the dryer. A very uniform drying profile and stable web without flutter or vibration is achieved.
This innovative high performance development features conventional Spooner air flotation airbars supplemented by an equal number of hole impingement airbars. The system provides very high heat transfer potential resulting in shorter machine lengths whilst maintaining excellent non-contact web handling characteristics.
A ground breaking innovation which allows a single or double sided coated sheet to be simultaneously dried and turned through a given angle without contact. This system can be particularly effective in maximising drying and cooling length within a limited machine footprint. A single sided version is available and particularly applicable to the coating section of board machines where the layout can be greatly simplified.