Ahlbrandt System GmbH

Altebergstr. 23-25, 36341 Lauterbach
Telephone +49 6641 9700
Fax +49 6641 97050


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drupa 2016 hall map (Hall 10): stand E44

Fairground map

drupa 2016 fairground map: Hall 10

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 03  postpress/converting/packaging
  • 03.01  Bookbinding machines and print finishing machines
  • 03.01.500  Coating machines

Coating machines

  • 04  future technologies
  • 04.05  Integration


  • 06  equipment/services/infrastructure
  • 06.01  Peripheral equipment
  • 06.01.115  Dampening systems, spray dampening systems

Dampening systems, spray dampening systems

  • 06  equipment/services/infrastructure
  • 06.01  Peripheral equipment
  • 06.01.130  Coating devices
  • 06  equipment/services/infrastructure
  • 06.01  Peripheral equipment
  • 06.01.160  Flame pre-treatment systems and plasma pre-treatment systems

Flame pre-treatment systems and plasma pre-treatment systems

  • 06  equipment/services/infrastructure
  • 06.01  Peripheral equipment
  • 06.01.200  Paper web humidifying systems

Paper web humidifying systems

  • 06  equipment/services/infrastructure
  • 06.01  Peripheral equipment
  • 06.01.250  Dryers
  • 06  equipment/services/infrastructure
  • 06.01  Peripheral equipment
  • 06.01.295  Convection dryer

Convection dryer

Our products

Product category: Dampening systems, spray dampening systems

Patented rotor spraying system

How the rotors work
A liquid is carried into the center of a rapidly rotating rotor via a supply pipe Centrifugal force accelerates the liquid outwards to a specially shaped plate edge, from where the fine droplets of the spray application fly. The diameter of the droplets depends on the viscosity and surface tension of the respective sprayed liquid and is between 30 and 70 micrometers.

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Product category: Coating devices

Spray Star coating system

Flow diagram and components
1. Control cabinet with touch panel
2. Tank
3. Pump
4. Filter
5. Mass flow meter
6. Infeed, rotor arm
7. Rotor arm
8. Spray application
9. Return
10. Infeed, fresh water
11. Web
12. Smoothing roller (with foil only)
13. Dryer (IR or hot air)

Rotor arm components
1. Rotor arm
2. Rotor bank (changeable)
3. Drive motor
4. Spray window (open)
5. Spray width distribution (option)
6. Drip collecting tray
7. Spray window (closed)

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Product category: Dryers


There are three ways of transferring heat:


Convection drying is hot-air drying.
Our dryers are of a modular design. Dryers and equipment are connected only by pipelines, allowing them to be modified easily. For example, a heating medium can be changed without major effort.

The drying process determines the dryer. Many variables influence the design of a dryer. The following are cited as examples:

The necessary treatment time
The transport speed of the product
The properties of the product
The behavior during drying of the layer being dried
The maximum drying temperature for each drying section
The required amount of energy
The available installation space
The heating energy to be used
The amount of dirt
The production system / technical system
The product change frequency

The dryer constructor is able to design an optimum dryer on the basis of the housing shape (door design, position of the connections, web travel), nozzle geometry, air volumes and temperatures. The material and surface of the transport system are adapted to the drying process.

Our dryers are ideal for drying web and curved products. The liquid to be evaporated can be water, but also a solvent or a solvent combination and should not be applied in too large quantities.

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About us

Company details

For more than 40 years Ahlbrandt is a leading manufacturer of systems for corona treatment, drying and coating of web shaped materials.

Our systems contain the latest technology and are designed to provide highly efficient units with a minimum downtime and easy service and maintenance.

The technical experts of Ahlbrandt provide customized solutions, with machines individually designed and adjusted to each production process.

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Company data

Sales volume

10-49 Mio US $

Export content

max. 75%

Number of employees




Area of business

premedia/ mulitchannel