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  • Drying System Thermal Efficiency

    December 15, 2016

    In today’s energy-conscious world, drying operations will certainly be reviewed to determine how thermally-effective they are. One common measure of thermal efficiency is to express the dryer’s energy usage in terms the energy required to evaporate one pound of moisture from the bulk...

  • Carman Industries Introduces Vibratory Fluid Bed Dryer

    December 13, 2016

    Carman Industries introduces a vibratory fluid bed dryer with a distributed drive system allowing for a long material bed to provide extended retention times. In addition, the drive system features a long stroke, ideal for materials that do not otherwise easily fluidize. Thermally efficient...

  • Fonterra Cuts Ribbon on New Milk Powder Plant in NZ

    December 7, 2016

    Global milk producer Fonterra recently inaugurated a new facility in Litchfield, New Zealand that includes a milk powder processing plant, services, wastewater plant and distribution center, the provider of the site’s processing technology, German international technology group GEA, announced...

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  • Bühler Aeroglide Appoints Branson Director of Product Management

    November 17, 2016

    Bühler Aeroglide, a global leader in thermal process engineering and technology for food, feed, and industrial materials, has appointed Paul Branson director of product management. In this role, Branson will keep Bühler Aeroglide’s product portfolio competitive with an emphasis...

  • Micro Mist Spray Dryer

    November 4, 2016

    Fujisaki Electric has released the MDL-015(C)M-H high-temperature MMSD laboratory spray dryer. Features include: Hot air temperature can be increased up to 1112°F; evaporation speed is up to 2.2 lb/hr, exit temperature is 572°F). Single micron order - spherical powder can be...

  • Gas Indirect Heaters Increase Drying Efficiency

    November 3, 2016

    Harbridge Systems’ engineers and builds custom gas indirect heaters for drying and baking processes. Cross-flow and Counter-flow heaters are 10-15% more fuel efficient in a smaller space. Efficiencies of 85-90% are possible. The “wing”-shaped combustion chamber has more surface...

  • Vertical Dryer Offers Reduced Cycle Time

    October 11, 2016

    The new Guedu vertical dryer includes an important benefit for drying of powders in processing industries, cosmetics, and food. It provides short cycle times, reduced handling. The vertical dryer is unlike hot air dryers and tray dryers. The powder is stirred under vacuum that allows an...

  • New Center Aims to Lower Energy Used in Industrial Drying

    October 4, 2016

    A new National Science Foundation (NSF) funded research center directed by the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is investigating methods to reduce energy use in industrial drying, one of the most energy-intensive manufacturing processes, the Massachusetts university announced Tuesday. “...

  • Fluid Bed Dryer Prevents Product Attrition

    October 4, 2016

    Vibrating fluid bed dryers and coolers from The Witte Co. are engineered with a series of proprietary design innovations that protect and maintain particle size and shape during processing to prevent costly product attrition. Featuring a narrow slot, wedgewire conveying surface that provides...