Parker Hannifin manufactures the Balston cabinet dryers which are designed to eliminate moisture and dust inside electrical cabinets and control panels. These Cabinet Dryers are critical components that extend and enhance Rockwell Automation installations. The cabinet dryers use hollow fibre membrane technology to create a dry air purge without the use of electricity or moving parts. The cabinet dryers are ruggedized for placement in wash down areas and will eliminate electrical component failures saving customers money and process down time.

The high efficiency coalescing prefilter removes oil, dirt and water commonly found in compressed air systems. The hollow fibres reduce the dewpoint of the air to provide a clean dry atmosphere inside the electrical cabinet. Markets served include meat and beverage, oil and gas, water/wastewater, and other industrial installations. The dryers also create a slight positive pressure to keep out unwanted dust found in mines, bakeries, cement factories, foundries and other dusty environments.

David Connaughton product manager at Parker’s Filtration and Separation Divison said: “We are excited about the opportunity to partner with Rockwell Automation’s Encompass Programme in order to share the benefits of the cabinet dryer to a broad market of customers unfamiliar with the Parker Balston brand. Being an Encompass Partner will offer many opportunities to share our industry-leading solution within the Rockwell Automation network of customers.”