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Bottle Drying using Republic Air Knife Systems

With its high velocity, high impact air stream, the Republic Air Knife System can completely remove liquids typically found following a rinse operation. The air knives are engineered, manufactured and tested to provide 99.9% of moisture and debris removal from products prior to labeling, ink jet laser coding, packaging or other secondary operations.

Centrifugal air is used to power Republic Air Knife Systems. Pairing our Republic Nozzle Knives with our efficient Republic Centrifugal Blowers provides the precise air flow and pressure required to dry under and around a bottle’s sealed cap.

 

BOTTLE DRYING SOLUTIONS

moisture removal to avoid crooked labeling Moisture removal to avoid crooked labels moisture removal to avoid peeling labels and corrosionMoisture removal to avoid peeling labels and corrosion.
Moisture removal to avoid water spots
            Moisture removal to avoid water spots Moisture removal to avoid smeared printingMoisture removal to avoid smeared printing
Moisture removal to avoid water hazardsMoisture removal to avoid water hazards

 

BOTTLE DRYING APPLICATION IMAGES

Republic Air Knives are mounted on both sides of the conveyor line with Republic Adjustable Mounting Brackets, positioned precisely to shear water from the sides of the bottles.
The drying process begins with a Republic Air Knife positioned directly above the cap to force water off the cap and away from the bottle.
Republic recommends cutting rails so the airstream is uninterrupted and provides optimized drying results.
Air is piped through stainless steel tubing or PVC smooth bore hose to reduce friction, providing the ideal flow and pressure. Flex hose is available for sharp bends.
Republic Centrifugal Blowers are available with a multitude of motor/pulley combinations for custom solutions.
Because not all applications are the same, Republic manufactures a variety of manifolds, elbows, brackets, stands and enclosures to insure optimal drying results.

Republic manufactures manifolds such that one blower may power multiple air knives.
Republic's Air Knife Brackets are fully adjustable and hold the air knives steady throughout the drying process.
Republic draws from decades of knowledge and experience to apply proven formulas to insure bottles are fully dry.

 

AIR KNIFE SYSTEM SET-UP FOR BOTTLE DRYING

 

NEW CHALLENGES FOR THE BOTTLING INDUSTRY

New aluminum bottles provide benefits consumers love. They, however, come with a new set of drying problems.  Much like aluminum cans, water spots are easily visible and ruin the appeal of thoughtful package branding. In addition, the cap is very difficult to dry leading to rust and combustion.

Republic has a unique solution for these aluminum bottles providing dry, spotless product.This solution is already providing positive results for bottlers. Contact us to discuss your application.

 

 

 

 

 

OVERSPRAY CONTAINMENT

Overspray from bottling applications can be hazardous. Wet floors create slip and electrical hazards. Ambient water causes mechanical malfunctions for machines intolerant to moisture.

Republic offers two solutions to contain overspray:

Republic All-In-One

Republic Overspray Enclosure

-  Drop-in solution complete with blower, air knives, and piping.
-  Lateral Slides® reduce operational changeover time.
-  Easy access for maintenance.
-  Reduce noise levels.

-  Drop-in solution for air knife systems and conveyors.
-  Easy access for maintenance.
-  Reduce noise levels.
-  Multiple options available for a variety of conveyor sizes.