Flash dryers combine mechanical agitation, forced air and hot gases to dry and resize caked and paste-like solid materials. Not to be confused with the flash dryers utilized by many high school clubs and sports teams to make the most suggestive screen print shirts they can get away with. A flash dryer is actually a large industrial dryer that can Continue reading
For high-paced industries that require the drying of large quantities of goods and quickly, continuous dryers are a necessity. Continuous dryers are used in an array of industries including publishing, agricultural, food processing, apparel and lumber. There is no one specific design for a continuous dryer. It is a name given to a dryer that dries products continuously Continue reading
Industrial dryer image courtesy of Patterson Industries.
There are a lot of similarities between the dryer that I use to dry my clothes and a dryer that might be used to dry large quantities of granular industrial ingredients. Consider the example of an industrial rotary dryer. A rotary dryer is a large tube that’s positioned at a downward sloping angle between a feeding mechanism (which is also often equipped with the rotary drive) and a receiving mechanism. The tube itself is made to rotate, and hot air is forced through the tube, which causes the Continue reading