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Customers often request a dryer design with retraction to facilitate web up, cleaning of the dryer, and internal access. Any of ASI's dryer configurations can be designed with retraction. Our engineers and designers work closely with every customer to meet their drying needs and performance requirements and to deliver a dryer that works within existing space constraints.

Retraction options include:

  • external retraction - a separate upper and lower dryer section, wherein one section retracts up or down, known as a split-hood with retraction;

    • top-up retraction- a split-hood retraction wherein the top section of the dryer retracts upwards;

    • bottom-down retraction - a split-hood retraction wherein the bottom section of the dryer  retracts downwards;

  • internal retraction - one solid dryer enclosure wherein one header inside the dryer retracts up or down; and

  • clam shell retraction - tending side only of dryer retracts upwards via pneumatic cylinders in a single sided "clam shell" fashion. 

Watch the video below featuring Dave, our Quality Control Specialist, to see a demonstration of an ASI dryer with top-up split-hood retraction.

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