Industry is all about effectiveness and efficiency. Combining these two qualities in an industrial process usually yields favorable results. This is as true in industrial drying processes as it is in any process. In recognition of this reality, industry responded to the challenge of the mass drying of products with the conveyor dryer. The conveyor dryer is a machine that is capable of drying large quantities of products in a short amount of time.
How do conveyor dryers work? The process is actually quite intuitive. Every conveyor dryer involves a conveyor belt, the machinery required to make the belt move and a heating apparatus. When products intended to be heated are loaded onto the conveyor, the conveyor carries the products above, beneath or otherwise through a heated apparatus. These apparatus are often composed of infrared heating elements in an enclosure, and the heat that radiates from these heating elements heats and removes the moisture from the products that pass by them. These products can be industrial products such as individual painted products, food items and a wide variety of other products.
When the objects emerge on the other side of the heating apparatus, they emerge dry. Depending on the kind of products being heated, the speed of the conveyor and the intensity of the heating elements can be changed to suit the necessary conditions of any given application. While the basic principle of conveyor dryer operation is the same for every model, they vary in terms of conveyor configuration, heating element, size and shape. This is because conveyor dryers are used in so many different contexts. As long as there is demand for a process that can dry large amounts of products in a short time, conveyor dryers will continue to be popular dryer solutions.