60 metric tons of weight are on voyage


Source: AVA - Huep GmbH u. Co. KG

AVA has boosted its leading position as supplier of large-volume continuous dryers for applications in the field of the chemical industry and consolidated its market position in Asia.

For a production site in Singapore an AVA Horizontal Dryer Type HTK-T 40,000 was just shipped out. The scope of supply also includes the weighting unit for the dryer as well as a vibrating feeder. The end user is the world wide leading manufacturer of SAP Super Absorbent Polymer.

The HTK-T 40,000 has a weight of 60 tons, which is the same as the take-off weight of an Airbus A319 resp. the weight of a German Main Battle Tank 'Leopard 2'.

The overall length of the machine is 13 metres, the inner drum diameter is 2.5 metres and the inner length of the drum is more than 8 metres.

Our Engineering team faced the challenge of manufacturing the huge machine parts in compliance with the tight manufacturing tolerances. Especially the shaft sealing and bearing had to be finished very accurate. The HTK-T 40,000 is the machine with the larges every built AVA lip ring shaft sealing in horizontal design! This type of shaft sealing is becoming more and more popular and substitutes the double mechanical sealings. Because of the more down-to-earth design and the costs advantage - less than half price compared to a double mechanical sealing - we have a huge and important advantage against our competitors.

The triumphal way of the SAP started in 1978 in Japan and is still on-going. Especially in hygienic products the SAP is essential.

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