Research and development in our own laboratory

Background information

on the development process

Intelligently controlled intermittent drying 
with infrared radiation

Infrared radiation is a long-wave radiation with wavelengths between 780 nm and 1 mm, hence - in contrast to micro-wave radiation - it is not harmful to human beings. The most common source of infrared radiation is the sun. Infrared radiation causes molecules to vibrate. The energy transmitted via this radiation increases the temperature of the irradiated body.

​This effect is used in technical drying with the use of infrared heating panels. The radiation is well absorbed by the wall and particularly well by the water it contains. In conventional, uncontrolled and non-regulated infrared drying applications, the low penetration depth of the infrared radiation into the material represents a significant disadvantage and limit to this technology. In such applications, the maximum temperature at the wall surface is reached very quickly while the heat does not penetrate the inside of the wall. The quick initial drying effect, thanks to the transport of liquid water by capillary action in the pores of the material is rapidly interrupted by the drying out of the upper material layers. Further drying can only take place by using the significantly slower and more energy-intensive principle of water vapour diffusion through the pores of the material.

​HyDry® equipment ensures intelligent control and regulation based on current process parameters in order to intensify the drying effects as much as possible. Consequently, the infrared drying becomes quicker, safer, more efficient and long-term.

Monitoring and dynamic control
of floor drying

Working hours and travel expenses are the main cost drivers of floating screed insulating layer drying. The automation of moisture measurements, MID certified power consumption measurement and project documentation allows the required working time to be significantly reduced.

The communication with the Box via NB IoT offers a reliable remote access to the drying system, even in basements of buildings where conventional equipment would rapidly reach its limits. Thanks to the free web portal, the drying progress and the end of the drying process can be determined reliably and remotely, with the entire drying work being executed with only 2 trips to the site. Particularly in the context of the current pandemic, there is a significant advantage in being able to reduce social contact to a minimum during drying applications.

The Box is compatible with any existing drying system; you can continue using your existing equipment.
Depending on the situation, the user can choose between simple data recording without regulation or data recording with a regulation of heating intervals based on the data collected.
The options of automatic switch-off for the night and receiving notifications should alarm values be exceeded are included as standard. 

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