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Drying control unit DA 4 Qube

The overdrive for your low-pressure insulation drying operation

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DA 4 Qube

Smaller, lighter and considerable time saving along the way – based on the Qube+’s development objective we now also designed an apposite drying control unit.

The particularly compact drying control unit is tailored perfectly to the Qube+ and can be connected to it in just a few steps.

In doing so, an elaborate intermediate hose connection with water separator is no longer necessary, this simplifies the installation and saves both time and material.

DA 4 Qube: Perfect for the Qube+ – and it can be combined well with all other insulation dryers from your stock due to the optional DA adapter plate.

  1. Efidry process air sensor for detecting the mixing ratio and relative humidity of the process air
  2. Efidry room air sensor for detecting the room humidity level and temperature
  3. DA 4 interface for data networking with Qube+ or VX 5 MultiQube
  4. Multi-line display with “plain text” status messages
  5. Detachable antenna
  6. Cable holder
  7. Clamping bracket for fast Qube+ connection
  8. Additional pin connectors for a positive-fit connection with the Qube+
  9. 3 winding discs for the sensor and antenna cables

Standard documentation of the drying process

Every DA 4 Qube comes with an integrated USB flash drive as measured data memory, where the climate data of the drying process are saved at regular intervals. After drying, the flash drive can simply be removed for reading. For the purpose of documentation, the structured data can be imported into any common spread sheet.

The flash drive comes with a recording capacity for 2,000 days of drying.

Yet more possibilities via modem

Every drying control unit is as standard provided with an integrated modem for remote data monitoring – SIM card* for 24 months included if requested.

This enables you to call up the data of the DA 4 Qube in real time via the MQDatamonitor, to find out about the current drying status and to automatically receive a message as soon as the drying process is completed and the installation can be disassembled. No more “on spec” empty running!

Coupled with the optionally available “MultiMeasure Studio Professional” software you have a powerful combination for the administration, analysis and report creation of your drying processes and your overall measuring projects at your disposal in only one application!

Faster results – perfectly synchronized

Coupled with the Pro Module 2, which was specially designed for ­water damage restoration companies, of the optionally available “MultiMeasure Studio Professional” software you have a powerful combination for the administration, analysis and report creation of your DA 4 drying processes and your overall measuring projects at your disposal in only one application!


With a finger on the pulse of advanced drying technology

The DA 4 Qube dictates the rhythm when it comes to fast and effective insulation drying – fully automatically

80 % of all tap water damages are characterized by an inhomogeneous moisture distribution in the ground: Soaked areas abut on less or only little steeped zones.

In case of conventional low-pressure drying of the insulation layer, for process-related reasons the process air used for drying flows at an increased rate through drier zones rather than through moist ones, which in turn leads to substantially longer drying periods and thus to higher energy costs.

By contrast, the drying control unit DA 4 Qube, designed specifically for low-pressure drying, with its patented Efidry control – a specially developed, sensor-supported, self-regulating automatic control system – fully automatically enables an active vacuum air load management between the different areas to be dried.

The DA 4 Qube automatically adapts its cycle times and suction intervals to the specific material mix and degree of moisture penetration of the insulation layer zones and informs the user about all processes by use of the integrated status display.

The sensors not only continuously capture the degree of moisture penetration of each individual monitored drying zone, analyse and consecutively record the humidity values and automatically aim the main suction capacity in turns on the area most drenched at the time.

Additionally, the room air humidity is measured and at a certain approximate value for the insulation layer humidity values the DA 4 Qube automatically switches over from active drying to final drying.

With a finger on the pulse of advanced drying technology

Convenient: Even a power failure cannot throw the DA 4 Qube off balance, since in such a case it neither has to be switched back on nor be reconfigured, because it “memorizes” the last active phase and reliably continues working from that point. This way, the DA 4 Qube used in combination with otherwise identical equipment can reduce drying times and energy costs by 30 to 70 % – depending on the kind of damage – or dry up to 30 % larger areas in the same time!

The rate of expensive “on spec” empty running can also be reduced to virtually zero by use of the DA 4 Qube:

Thanks to the integrated GSM modem of the DA 4 Qube, water damage restoration companies are at any time able to call up the drying process data in real time even from a distance via the MQDatamonitor connection server, to gather information about the current status of the drying progress and to automatically receive a message as soon as the drying process is completed and the installation can be disassembled.

This way the “drying venture” becomes a reliably calculable fixed time project!

What is more, the radically shortened restoration time also entails a considerable reduction of the warmth and noise nuisance for the aggrieved person as well as quicker reusability of the rooms.


With the control unit DA 4 Qube, drying service providers benefit from “standardized drying” without break:

Trotec’s drying control unit DA 4 Qube entails not only drying-related advantages in terms of time and energy savings as well as a more homogenous insulation layer drying, but beyond that a permanent reorganisation of workflows and corporate processes – and thus a unique opportunity for every drying service provider:

  • The DA 4 Qube turns conventional drying into “standardized drying” (continual drying): All drying operations can be planned, their progression can continuously be recorded and reviewed via data recall and the drying times can also be calculated.
  • Expensive “on spec empty running” is no longer required.
  • The DA 4 Qube reduces the disastrous economic consequences of faults in the installation.
  • The DA 4 Qube automatically always “zones in” on the dampest areas.
  • “Standardized drying” enables a high degree of planning certainty regarding the employment of staff, material usage and calculation!
  • The application of the DA 4 Qube turns the “drying venture” into a reliably calculable fixed time project.
  • Larger areas, and also regions further away, which were so far not worthwhile seeing into i.a. due to the “yield risk on spec empty running”, can now be made accessible for the company in economic terms.
  • While making use of the same material and personnel, the gross yield can be increased and turnover and profits can be predicted more reliably.
  • This enables “drying without break”.

DA 4 Qube for maximum efficiency during low-pressure insulation drying

Maximum efficiency!

The operating principle of the DA 4 Qube

Low energy costs and faster drying of all insulation layers with the DA 4 Qube

In case of conventional low-pressure drying with the suction load homogeneously distributed over all drying zones, the increased counter-pressure in drenched insulation layers entails that, proportionately, dry air flows too much through areas which have already dried a good deal and too little through sections which are still wet, which in turn leads to unnecessarily long drying periods.

By contrast, the drying control unit DA 4 Qube, designed specifically for low-pressure drying, with its specially developed, sensor-supported Efidry automatic control system fully automatically enables an active vacuum air load management between the different drying zones.

This automatic channelling of the suction capacity on the respectively most drenched area achieves a yet more homogeneous and clearly faster drying of all insulation layers – this way, depending on the type of damage, drying periods and energy costs can be reduced by 30 to 70 % or else surfaces larger by up to 30 % can be dried in the same time!

Consequently, the warmth and noise nuisance for the aggrieved person is also rigorously reduced and the rooms can shortly be utilized again as well.

The particularly compact drying control unit DA 4 Qube is tailored perfectly to the Qube+ and can be connected to the Qube+ in just a few steps, rendering an elaborate intermediate hose connection with water separator redundant.

Thanks to an optional VX connection plate, the DA 4 Qube can also be combined with insulation dryers from your stock such as the VX 5 MultiQube without difficulty.

Using the optional VX connection plate for intermediate hose connections, the DA 4 Qube can also be used separately in combination with insulation dryers from your stock.
DA4 Qube with VX connection plate

Positively indispensable – why you shouldn’t take a pass on using the DA 4 Qube for low-pressure drying

Using the doubly sensor-supported drying control unit DA 4 Qube for insulation drying, water damage restoration companies can now benefit from the advantages of intelligent control technology, as has long been customary e.g. for machines, industrial facilities or drive systems in terms of efficiency optimization.

As a consistent further development of their successful predecessors of the DA series – the pioneering systems for vacuum air circulation control for insulation drying – the know-how from comprehensive basic research, hundreds of test series and several months of practical application in the water damage restoration sector have had a bearing on the development of the DA 4 Qube.

Therefore, let your company take advantage of the superior efficiency of the DA 4 Qube and benefit during each drying application from the unique advantages of a “standardized drying” without break!

In addition to carrying handle and multi-line status display the ultra-compact and very light DA 4 Qube comes with a convenient cable holder at the front and three winding discs for the sensor and antenna cables. The two humidity sensors are attached to the side of the device by means of holding clips.
DA 4 Qube
A quick and simple assembly is ensured by rear openings for the Qube’s hose connectors and two additional pin connectors for the positive-fit T-connection with the Qube+ as well as the two lateral clamping brackets. If required, the externally mounted antenna may be detached from the device for an improved transmitting capacity.
DA 4 Qube
For the combined application of the DA 4 Qube with insulation dryers from your stock, an optional DA adapter plate can be obtained. If mounted to the rear, you can benefit from the advantages of the extremely handy DA 4 Qube even during drying operations without Qube+.
DA 4 Qube

Functional principle of the drying control unit DA 4 Qube

Detailed description of the sequence of the sensor-supported drying cycles

Schematic representation of a low-pressure insulation drying process using a DA 4 Qube

Schematic representation of a low-pressure insulation drying process using a DA 4 Qube

The DA 4 Qube is simply connected to the Qube+, then the process air humidity sensor is fitted to the Qube+ [1] and afterwards the room air humidity sensor is positioned in the room or left in the sensor holder as needed [2].

In the first cycle of operation, initially all vacuum channels are fully opened to check the installation and to determine reference measured values. This state corresponds to “normal” low-pressure drying without using the DA 4 Qube.

Thereafter, drying is accelerated as “active drying” based on dynamically controlled Efidry intervals, as shown in the following schematic drawings.

1. Efidry interval, cycle of operation 2

1. Efidry interval, cycle of operation 2

In the second cycle of the first interval, the measured humidity values are separately captured for each individual channel and then transferred to the DA 4’s control logic.

1. Efidry interval, cycle of operation 3

1. Efidry interval, cycle of operation 3

Based on the determined humidity values the automatic control system of the DA 4 Qube now in the third cycle of operation directs the main suction capacity of the insulation drying installation for a calculated timeframe on the drying zone with the highest humidity value.


2. Efidry interval (and more)

2. Efidry interval (and more)

For the second and every following interval the DA 4 Qube’s sensor control permanently calculates the drying zones’ current state of moisture penetration and consequently optimizes the vacuum channels’ cycle times. This way, the main suction capacity is fully automatically directed to the respectively dampest zone. This active sensor-supported vacuum air load management results in a homogeneous and clearly faster drying of all soaked areas.

Final Efidry interval

Final Efidry interval

As soon as the Efidry sensor control detects an ideal homogeneous drying level for the monitored zones, it automatically terminates the cycles and switches all vacuum channels to 100 % air flow for residual drying. This final drying is effected with quality assurance: By means of balancing the humidity values of process and room air the DA 4 Qube in case of another increase of the humidity level in one drying zone automatically changes back into the “active drying” mode.

Schematic representation of a low-pressure insulation drying process without using a DA 4 Qube

Schematic representation of a low-pressure insulation drying process without using a DA 4 Qube

For conventional low-pressure drying without drying control unit all vacuum channels are permanently opened. With this procedure the increased counter-pressure in drenched insulation layers entails that, proportionately, dry air flows too much through areas which have already dried a good deal and too little through sections which are still wet, which in turn leads to unnecessarily long drying periods.


The DA 4 Qube turns the “drying venture” into a reliably calculable fixed time project

The use of the sensor-supported drying control unit DA 4 Qube not only allows to reduce drying periods and energy costs by 30 to 70 % (depending on the kind of damage), to drastically reduce the warmth and noise nuisance for the aggrieved person and to make rooms usable again much more quickly – the DA 4 Qube also enables “standardized continual drying” with a predictable finish time.

This way the rate of expensive “on spec” empty running can be reduced to virtually zero and the “drying venture” becomes a reliably calculable fixed time project!

The DA 4 Qube is equipped with an illuminated three-line display that can be easily read from above.
Multi-line status display
All status messages are indicated in turns as “plain text” on the DA 4 Qube’s display.
Multi-line status display

A few practical benefits:

  • Professional quality “made in Germany” – originally produced by Trotec
  • Depending on the case of damage, drying periods and energy costs can be reduced by 30 to 70 %
  • Areas of the same size can be dried faster and more economical or else areas larger by up to 30 % can be dried with the same equipment in the same time
  • Adapted to the Qube+ just as perfectly as it can be combined with all other insulation dryers from your stock
  • Yet more even and extremely fast insulation layer drying without places where moisture accumulates
  • Integrated USB flash drive as readable data storage device for the documentation of the drying process
  • The integrated modem for remote data retrieval renders on spec “empty running” obsolete
  • Illuminated multi-line display with “plain text” status messages
  • Efidry automatic control system with sensor-supported drying cycles developed especially for insulation drying
  • Active control of three separate drying zones – expandable by means of sub-distributors without difficulty
  • Sensor-controlled – no manual cycle time adjustment required – the DA 4 Qube always works fully automatically at the highest possible efficiency level
  • Easy handling: Connect hoses and Efidry humidity sensors, switch on, all done!
Product brochure Solutions for water damage restoration companies

PRODUCT BROCHURE

For water damage restorers: You can also find all relevant information about our insulation drying units in the product brochure. Download the PDF directly here.

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Technical data

Technical data
General information
  Article number 6.100.000.034
Hose connectors
  Number | Hose connectors 3
  Diameter [mm] 38
Electrical values
  Mains connection 230 V, 50 Hz
Electric connection
  Connection plug CEE 7/7
Housing
  Metal design
Dimensions
  Length (packaging excluded) [mm] 210
  Width (packaging excluded) [mm] 435
  Height (packaging excluded) [mm] 265
Weight
  (packaging excluded) [kg] 7.8
Equipment, features and functions
Sensors
  Process air sensor
  Room air sensor
Determinable measured values room air sensor
  Relative humidity [% RH]
  Temperature [°C]
Determinable measured values process air sensor
  Relative humidity [% RH]
  Temperature [°C]
Control
  Programmable microcontroller
  Programmable control unit
Telemetry
  GSM modem available
  Antenna available
  USB memory
  SIM card
  Data flat rate
Graphic display
  Available
  Indication of mixing ratio room and process air [ g H2O / kg of air]
  Number of lines 3
Accessories required for use
  Quad distributor (see accessories)
Analysis software
  MultiMeasure Studio Standard
  MultiMeasure Studio Professional
  Web portal

 standard equipment

 optionally available

 not available

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