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  • The Basics of Drying: An Amalgamation of Science, Technology, and Art

    January 2, 2019

    Drying is one of the oldest and most commonly used methods in the processing industry, yet it remains one of the most complex and least understood operations because of the difficulties and deficiencies in mathematical modeling and simulation. In many plants, the dryer is often regarded as “a...

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  • 6 Considerations When Choosing an Industrial Dryer

    December 19, 2018

    An industrial dryer is an essential part of most material processing procedures, but they are typically a large capital expense and can last for decades. This makes picking the best dryer for your processing needs especially important since picking the wrong dryer can have long term negative...

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  • Enhanced Dryer Seals

    December 18, 2018

    Although highly expensive 100% sealing solutions are available, most kiln and dryer seals on the market today, are not 100% air tight. A recent enhancement to FlexMET closes this performance gap. Rated to 1800°F, Bairicade is a newly patented cover that encloses Sutton’s flagship sealing...

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  • New Fluid Bed Drying System Recycles Nitrogen

    December 17, 2018

    This fluid bed drying system enables processors to eliminate risk of explosion by recycling nitrogen as a safe, proven alternative to traditional explosion suppression systems. Increasing the amount of nitrogen in the process air to 85 percent to render combustion impossible, the Witte drying...

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  • High-Temperature Vibrating Fluid Bed

    December 13, 2018

    Carman Industries introduces a standard line of high-temperature dryers capable of drying virtually any non-heat sensitive, granular product at high capacities.  Pre-engineered designs with capacities from 5-100 tn/hr are available. Equipment design is “battle tested” including...

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  • Fluid Air Introduces Electrostatic Spray Dryer

    December 10, 2018

    Fluid Air introduces the patent-pending PolarDry Model 0.1 electrostatic spray dryer. One of the defining features of the PolarDry Model 0.1 is the sheer diminutive size. The compact unit cuts down on the scope of its parent models but retains the same features. It boasts the cGMP design that...

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  • RFC Launches New Pasteurization Systems

    December 7, 2018

    Radio frequency (RF) pasteurization of food products was introduced by RFC in the 1960s and has since then grown into one of the preferred methods for the pasteurization of dry food ingredients, spices, and protein supplements, including both animal and plant proteins powders. RF heating provides...

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  • Shelf Oven

    November 27, 2018

    No. 896 is a 350°F shelf oven used for storing bottles of powder in a free-standing rack. Workspace dimensions of this oven measure 68” W x 30” D x 66” H. 18 KW are installed in Nichrome wire heating elements, while a 1000 CFM, 1-hp recirculating blower provides horizontal...

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  • Witte Company Celebrates 80th Anniversary

    November 20, 2018

    Process equipment manufacturer The Witte Co., Washington, NJ, is celebrating its 80th anniversary as a pioneer in the development of vibratory fluid bed dryers, coolers, classifiers, screeners, and other machinery. Founded by Richard Witte in New York City in 1938 to meet demand for dependable...

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  • Advantages with a Continuous Low-Pressure/Low-Temperature Flash Drying Technology

    November 20, 2018

    Drying is known as one of the most energy consuming unit operations in various manufacturing processes. In most developed countries drying accounts for 10-20% of the total industrial energy use [1]. Therefore, many generations of engineers and researchers have pursued, improved, and optimized...

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