The system consists of an air lock zone at the infeed and outfeed, four heating zones and one cooling zone. In order to achieve an atmosphere with a low oxygen percentage, air locks are required at the possible magazines. Transport divided up into three parts at the infeed and outfeed ensures that the bulkheads can open and close independently. This is how an inert process chamber is ensured in each loading situation. Air lock technology is used to guarantee a low residual oxygen value in the N2 tunnel. Bulkheads are used to prevent the passage of air.
The magazines are converted into the air lock zones with so-called lifting transport. During loading, the transport unit lowers below the level of the chamber transport using the hoist motor and unloads the magazine onto it at the same time. The unloading of the magazine works using the reverse principle. The prototype of the new magazine dryer features manual loading and unloading. The system is designed so that input via a handling system is possible if required. Thanks to the flexible transport, a low throughput is ensured for prototype manufacturing, as well as a high throughput for the subsequent regular use.