Fakuma 2018: Moretto presented his concept of Efficiency 4.0

The compact dryers of the X Dry Air series, equipped with a double-bed system with zeolite technology and a transparent OTX Pyrex hopper, ensure even higher performance by reaching dew point values up to -70 ° C.
For multi hopper plants, the best drying solution is the revolutionary Eureka Plus system, the most advanced low consumption drying system available on the market able to
reduceenergy consumptionby 56% compared to conventional drying systems.

Eureka Plus consists of four Moretto-patented technologies:
  • X Max, the only high performance multi-bed modular dryer
  • Flowmatik, a dynamic airflow management system,
  • OTX, innovative hoppers with an exclusive internal geometry
  • Moisture Meter Manager, the revolutionary device which measures polymer residual moisture in-line and adapts the drying system operations.
By working together, these four automations provide an "on demand" self-adjusting, modular and energy-saving dryingsystem.

Moisture Meter Manager, thanks to the sophisticated Box, Crown and Control devices, can detect in-line the intrinsic moisture in the polymer with an extraordinary level of precision: from 3,000 up to a minimum of 15 parts per million (ppm), with a degree of precision of ±3 ppm and a temperature range from 20 to180°C.
Moisture Meter Manager is a real “intelligent” device, it automatically directs the drying system to adjust its drying parameters to match the drying requirements, assuring that material is perfectly dried using the minimum amount of energy. With Moisture Meter Manager we talk about "drying on demand" by targeting the actual moisture levels of the resin and not simply providing the same drying heat and airflow for all conditions.

At Fakuma great attention was also dedicated to the dosing phase, with the presentation of DPK, the new compact loss-in-weight dosing unit, suitable for intermittent or continuous dosing of small quantities of color or additives into aflow base material, that solves the problem of overdosing with an extremely precise control. Thanks to the exclusive vibration immunity system, the machine control algorithm and the hopper removeable from the dosing unit, DPK achieves a dosing accuracy up to ±0,03%, allowing processors to avoid unnecessary wastes of expensive additives.

Among Moretto's innovations presented at Fakuma 2018, there were three new types of maintenance hoppers, valid solutions for the containment of plastic granules on the processing machines. The TM hoppers made of stainless steel and with a characteristic cone shape, guarantee an optimal flow of any material, and are suitable to accept single-phase, three-phase and receivers for centralized conveying systems.
The TMC hoppers are used for the treatment of dried hot materials. Realized in stainless steel, they feature the double-wall insulation with removable cone that avoids heat loss by creating a process constancy.
Krystal maintenance hoppers (TMK) are made of transparent shockproof acrylic material, they ensure an effective containment of plastic granules and offer a great visibility allowing the operator to immediately verify the level of material.