40 years

Appliance Manufacturer – Tumble drier


The client came to us with two problems with the design of their new tumble drier. One was noise. The other was that items such as handkerchiefs may lie flat against the drum, blocking the vents.


EPL found solutions to both problems.

1.    The noise was found to be coming from the stationary air seals. EPL produced two separate solutions based on co extrusion technology. One for the hot end, one for the cold end.  

2.    To overcome the possibility for small flat items clogging up internal parts of the drier we developed a hinged blade co extrusion that tracked the drum even in the unlikely situation where the drum is out of round. Special techniques were developed to fix the drum scraper in place with minimum assembly times.