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  • Low-Temperature Spray Drying

    December 18, 2017

    Fluid Air’s PolarDry technology utilizes new electrostatic spray drying. The low-temperature spray drying provides the means to make new drug formulation ideas a reality. Applications include API production where high temperature is a limiting factor and new avenues for drug delivery where...

  • A New Wave in Heating and Drying

    December 14, 2017

    WaveMix is a new solution that applies microwave energy to an agitated bed of material, significantly shortening process times, increasing throughput, and eliminating issues like burning or case hardening.  Sample applications include: low-moisture drying, microbial reduction, low-temperature...

  • Vibrating Fluid Bed Dryer/Cooler Worth Its Salt

    December 13, 2017

    Recently, an international salt distribution company approached Carrier Vibrating Equipment Inc.’s engineering team for a solution to a unique requirement. The company wanted one machine that was capable of producing two separate products: a crushed rock salt and table salt. Only one type of...

  • Bühler Breaks Ground on Innovation Campus

    September 25, 2017

    Bühler celebrated the ground breaking for its Innovation Campus in Uzwil, Switzerland. Completion of the building is expected during the first quarter of 2019. This investment of over CHF 50 million, spent over three years, demonstrates Bühler’s commitment to innovation and...

  • Pneumatic Cover Lift Automatically Raises Dryer Cover

    September 18, 2017

    Vibrating fluid bed dryers and coolers from The Witte Co. are now offered with an optional pneumatic cover lift. Available on the company's fine particle drying systems that feature an integral baghouse dust collector set atop the drying zone, the new pneumatic cover lift automatically raises...

  • Improving Dryer Yield with Intelligence

    August 24, 2017

    Controlled drying parameters help to ensure that a food or feed product is shelf-stable. However, one single processing deviation can dramatically affect batch results and yield. This may be a result of over drying due to unnoticed process shifts. Today, many food and feed factories are becoming...

  • Nauta Mixing & Drying Technology Webinar

    August 18, 2017

    Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems is hosting a webinar on Nauta mixers and dryers on Wednesday, September 20 at 2pm Eastern. These mixers and dryers are used in a wide range of industries, including: foods, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, minerals, cosmetics, and plastics. Nauta conical screw mixers...

  • Spray Drying and Evaporation Solution Increases Capacity 40%

    August 17, 2017

    A dairy client approached Caloris for help improving its operation and reliability, as well as increasing the capacity of its 25-year-old spray drying plant.        Caloris’ first step was to perform a detailed analysis of the current operation and create a mass...

  • Heat Exchanger Prevents Moisture Problems in Pneumatically Conveyed Product

    August 16, 2017

    Product conveyed with hot air from a pressure blower heats up — which can cause evaporation and condensation (sweating) in storage — leading to caking, clumping, mold, and mildew.   Xchanger’s D-Series heat exchangers solve the problem by cooling the conveying air and...

  • Portable System Improves Blender Drying Times

    August 7, 2017

    The PharmaDry is a portable system engineered to dry large blenders and tanks in 30 minutes or less. “When we learned the pharmaceutical industry was spending hours – even days – letting blenders air dry, we knew we could help,” said Rob Miotti, general manager at...