Volume 19 | Issue 5 | Year 2016

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A range of airdryers, filtration, refrigerated dryers, dew point sensors and pressure sensors were offered for display by BEKO Technologies at FABTECH in November, 2016 in Las Vegas.

People who stopped by the BEKO Technologies booth came away with a range of ideas and solutions for their needs. BEKO develops, manufactures and sells components and systems worldwide for an optimized compressed air quality. Offering an extensive roster of products, the company “stands for compressed air technology at its best.” For more than three decades, BEKO Technologies has developed, manufactured and sold high-quality, reliable and efficient components and systems for compressed air processing and condensate technology. Today the company offers a complete program for all tasks related to the processing of compressed air. “Expert advice and a qualified service are a trademark of the independent and family-owned company,” the website states.

“We have an extremely well-engineered product,” said Jim Tomczyk, BEKO’s OEM/Business Development Manager. “We can blend uber-engineered products with customer focus and bring these two factors together for success.” Among the notable products to be displayed at FABTECH is the company’s DRYPOINT® X series of desiccant air dryers, introduced to the market to offer a convincing, economic solution to a long-standing problem: energy consumption. With a ground-up design, the company engineered a line of desiccant dryers that are focused entirely on reducing energy consumption. By significantly reducing air loss and using the most energy efficient components possible in combination with in-house controller programming, energy savings of up to 80 percent can be realized when compared to conventional designs. The energy savings alone offers a complete economic payback after just a short period of time, and provides users a true, integrated system solution.

In addition to filtration, compressed-air drying contributes significantly to an increase in process reliability. Humidity in compressed-air systems causes corrosion, and promotes the growth of micro-organisms. In individual cases, condensate emerges at the point of use – an ongoing danger for the operational flow, for example because of failing pneumatic controls, increased wear and tear or because of other disturbances in the production process.

With considerably enhanced process reliability, the DRYPOINT® dryer technology offered by BEKO brings decisive advantages for every field of application. BEKO Technologies offers a portfolio comprised of application-optimized refrigeration, adsorption and membrane dryers for volumes up to 7500 scfm.

The company also offers the DRYPOINT® M PLUS, the all-in-one for filtration and drying. The DRYPOINT® M PLUS membrane dryer with an integrated nanofilter is described as the innovative solution for efficient filtration and drying in one housing. It offers reliable compressed- air drying at a constant compressed-air temperature, saves energy through low purge air demand and does not need polluting desiccants. In addition, filtration, which is directly connected ahead, prevents condensation upstream of the membrane.

Also in the DRYPOINT family of products is the company’s recently launched DRYPOINT M eco control, the world’s first drying system that allows for the precise control of the degree of drying across a defined range. This places operators in a position to optimize the compressed air quality to suit their specific applications, as the chosen degree of drying is always met, even under changing operating conditions. In addition, the system only consumes energy when in drying operation mode. The new drying system closes the gap that currently exists between refrigeration and adsorption dryers.

The DRYPOINT M eco control combines low costs and excellent operational safety with short reaction times and a compact installed size. This is why this product series also bears BEKO’s eco seal.

Because of advanced technology behind the DRYPOINT M eco control, the purge air demand is reduced in line with the actual compressed air volume, minimizing operating costs. For this purpose, the device is equipped with a sensor that measures the humidity and temperature of the compressed air at the outlet of the membrane dryer. These measurements are taken into account for the cycle control of the solenoid valve for dosed purge air supply.

BEKO Technologies always focuses on the customer’s unique demands. Its consultants and development engineers are trained in the latest developments in order to implement future-proof solutions for clients. Operational reliability, energy conservation, environmental friendliness and a contribution to decent working conditions constitute important focal points of the corporate philosophy.

The company was founded in 1982 in a small backyard garage in Düsseldorf, Germany. With many experiments and simple means, Berthold Koch developed the first electronically level-controlled condensate drain out of a brilliant idea: the ground-breaking BEKOMAT. This invention not only solves one of the biggest problems of compressed-air processing, it also represents the first step on the way to success of one of the leading companies for compressed air and compressed gas technology throughout the world.

At BEKO Technologies, however, service does not end with the provision of high-quality products and solutions. The company also offers comprehensive services, such as the cleaning and maintenance of compressed-air plant; volume- flow, pressure and leak measurements, and online calculation tools for the efficient planning of your compressed-air system.

Its service portfolio also includes an interactive eLearning offer, acquainting you with the most important aspects of compressed-air technology.

BEKO’s U.S. subsidiary, based in Atlanta, Ga., is 25 years old.

FABTECH is North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event, expected to cover more than 550,000 net square feet, with more than 28,000 attendees and 1,300 exhibiting companies – a “one-stop shop’ venue that allows visitors to meet with world-class suppliers to see the latest industry products and developments, and find the tools to improve productivity and increase profits.