• Paternoster-style and continuous dryers

    The PD continuous dryer system is designed for heating products and for drying pastes and lacquers. The paternoster design saves a great deal of space and offers a high degree of use with a relatively small footprint.

    Customer products are transported through the processing chamber on an internal MASS goods carrier. The heating process takes place using convection heat. In order to extract a large percentage of the solvents, exhaust volumes can be adjusted for each heating zone. The modular construction allows for 2-10 heating circuits, as needed. The index for goods carriers can be between 20 and 150 mm, as required.

    Visualization is done using Windows 7 and can be adapted for an existing MES system.

     

  • Technical data

    • Exhaust volumes can be adjusted for each heating zone
    • Convection heating
    • Various temperature profiles are possible
    • Thermal processes up to 250 °C
    • Heat output depends on the number of heating circuits
    • Goods carrier index: 20-150mm
    • Goods carrier dimensions: 200x200mm - 1300x1600mm
    • Footprint, depending on design: 1x2m to 4x5m
  • Dryer system for manufacturing solar cells

    The HST 200 dryer system is part of a production line for manufacturing thin-film solar modules, and is used to burn screen printing ink onto the substrate. The heating zone for the HST 200 consists of 5 separately controlled convection heating zones and a cooling zone.

    Glass panes are taken into the infeed via toothed belts and transported to the internal MASS goods carriers. The goods carriers move upward through the heating zones according to the preset interval times. Once they reach the top, the goods carriers are transported to the downward tower and move downward at regular intervals through the heating and cooling zone to the outlet area. The distance between the individual goods carriers has an index of 38 mm.

    The goods carrier is unloaded at the outlet. Next, it is transported back to the infeed, where it can be loaded again. The goods carriers are designed so that no chains or chain guides are needed.

  • Technical data

    • Length: 4500 mm
    • Max. substrate temperature / air temperature: 145 / 175°C
    • Temperature homogeneity: +/- 5°C on the glass pane during the holding phase
    • Total connected load: 400/480 V, 50/60 Hz, 185 kW
    • Exhaust for heating module: approx. 1800 m³/h
    • Supply air for heating module: approx. 1800 m³/h
    • Exhaust for cooling zone: max. 2500 m³/h
  • MT 200 Horizontal Continuous Dryer

    The MT 200 drying unit is designed to heat ceramics and to dry pastes. The products are conveyed in a magazine and transported through the unit in a stack. The heating process takes place using convection heat.

    The desired temperature profile can be set using multiple heating zones. The transport system consists of an accumulation roller transporter and a frequency-regulated drive motor.

     

    Benefits: 

    • Saves space due to its compact design
    • Not dependent on format or thickness of printed circuit boards
    • Reproducible temperature distribution throughout the board
    • Careful transport
    • Separate temperature monitoring and regulation in each heating zone
    • Printed circuit boards do not twist or warp
    • Lines can easily be connected
    • Process visualization

      

    Optional:

    • Condensate separator
    • ESD design
  • Technical data

    • Connected load: 31 kW
    • Maximum object temperature: 220°C
    • Unit width: 1830 mm
    • Unit length: 2850 mm
    • Unit height: 1400 mm
  • VDH Dryer

    The VDH dryer was designed for various applications in the area of drying circuit boards. The typical drying temperature is 150 °C. The system has a modular structure. The infeed and outflow modules can be expanded by adding any number of drying modules. In addition, various special solutions are available.

     

    Benefits: 

    • Not dependent on PCB format
    • Also suitable for extremely thin PCB material
    • Reproducible temperatures for the boards
    • No condensate is formed
    • Separate temperature monitoring and regulation in each heating zone
    • No twisting or warping

     

    Applications:

    • Thermobump
    • Pre-drying
    • Final thermal curing
  • Technical data

    • PCB format: min. 300 x 350 mm, max. 610 x 610 mm
    • PCB thickness: min. 0.3 mm, max. 4.2 mm

     

    Typ

    Hold time

    Dwell time

    Capacity PCB/min.

    Dryer length

    Heating length

    Total length

    Number of heating zones

    Output* KW

    VDH 144

    45 min.
    60 min.

    102 min.
    120 min.

    1,4
    1,2

    8080 mm

    3275 mm

    9580 mm

    2

    68/38

    VDH 196

    45 min.
    60 min.

    85 min.
    106 min.

    2,3
    1,85

    10060 mm

    5255 mm

    11560 mm

    3

    92/50

    VDH 248

    45 min.
    60 min.

    78 min.
    100 min.

    3,15
    2,5

    12040 mm

    7235 mm

    13540 mm

    4

    112/62

    VDH 300

    45 min.
    60 min.

    75 min.
    94 min.

    4,0
    3,2

    14020 mm

    9215 mm

    15520 mm

    5

    130/72

    VDH 352

    45 min.
    60 min.

    72 min.
    90 min

    4,9
    3,9

    16000 mm

    11195 mm

    17500 mm

    6

    150/83

    *Connected load/ continuous load

    Available options:

    • Centering
    • Cooling unit
    • Hold-down clamp for very warped PCBs
    • Regulated exhaust
    • Condensate separator

    Special solutions

    Dual-track dryer

    Advantages: saves space, efficient energy usage
    Disadvantages: format limited to max. 18 x 24”, temperature profile

  • UV 100 dryer (ultraviolet)

    This compact, one-sided UV dryer was developed especially for inline production. It is mainly used for UV coating of photosensitive soldering stop lacquers before the final thermal curing step, to minimize condensation.

    The UV burners (10 KW = 140 W/cm) can reach speeds of up to 2.5 m/min 1200 mJ/cm², based on IL390. Another benefit is air cooling without shutters; in other words, the burners can be turned off if the downstream machine experiences a disruption.

    If the machine is restarted while hot, the full UV energy level is restored within 2-3 seconds. Turning off the heater completely does not affect its lifespan; it simply reduces the heat influence and lowers energy costs.

  • Technical data

    • Output per UV burner: 10 KW (143 W/cm)
    • Transport speed: can be adjusted variably between 0.5 – 5 m/min
    • UV 100 type: one-sided, 1 UV burner, 10 kW UV
    • UV 150 type: one-sided, 1 UV burner, 15 kW UV
    • UV 200 type: two-sided, 2 UV burner, 10 kW UV each
  • Dryer (infrared)

    The printed circuit boards are dried quickly and evenly using IR radiation. The IR heaters are mounted above the transport level, and the circuit boards are on a flat or V-shaped belt.

    The dryer module comes standard with 2 heating circuits and is 3 m long (IR/16 KW type). The dryer can be expanded as needed. If it is expanded by 1.5 m, the dryer has one additional heating circuit. The heating circuits can be controlled separately. The target temperature is based on the lacquer properties and the desired speed. On average, temperatures of 90 – 110°C are reached. The printed circuit boards are cooled down to about 30°C in an additional cooling module for further processing.

  • Technical data

    • Transport speed: 0 – 3.5 m/min.
    • Connected load: 16 kW
    • Transport belts: Teflon-coated fabric, heat resistant up to 260 °C