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The smallest of the rotary dryers are used to dry clothes; these small rotary dryers range in size, performance and efficiency. Slightly larger, higher capacity and higher efficiency rotary dryers are used on commercial and institutional scales by building maintenance staffs, college theatre costume departments and athletic departments. Read More…

Rotary Dryers Rotary dryers are tools used to remove moisture from things. A rotary heater's mechanism of moisture removal is a combination of rotational movement, gravity and heat. Rotary dryers range in size and application from small consumer rotary dryers to very large industrial dryers
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Louisville, KY  |  502-969-3171

Carrier is a manufacturer of high quality dryers in addition to many other related products, including coolers, screens, air knife separators, spiral elevators, feeders & conveyors.

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Carrier Vibrating Equipment, Inc. $$$

De Pere, WI  |  920-336-5715

Dürr Megtec provides customized systems for: regulatory compliance; improvement in working environment and in neighbor relations by reducing odor from industrial processes and helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and process energy management.

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Dürr Systems, Inc. $$$

Mountain Lakes, NJ  |  800-388-8301

We design and manufacture custom industrial dryers at Cire Technologies. Our line of products includes direct impingement and flotation web dryers. The uniformity of drying in our units is typically below +/- 2% for velocity and under +/- 1F for temperature. Custom designs allow for future alterations as your needs fluctuate.

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Cire Technologies Inc. $$$

Buffalo, NY  |  800-902-0670

Buflovak thermal drying and solidification group specializes in offering process solutions for pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, food, environmental and chemical applications by combining process engineering, pilot testing and manufacturing under one roof to enable the production of complex and specialized equipment on both small and large scales.

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Buflovak-PK-Hebeler Process Solutions $$$

North Billerica, MA  |  978-667-4111

BTU International is a global supplier/manufacturer of thermal processing solutions. Combining our engineering expertise with our acquisition of Radiant Technology Corporation’s product line, we have created the Rapid Thermal Processing (RTP) line of furnaces, specifically designed for solar cell applications such as contact drying/firing and metalization.

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BTU International $$$
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The largest industrial dryers can be large enough to take up entire rooms and process very large material volumes. Industrial rotary dryers are used for a wide range of applications in many industries. Large scale bakeries and other food processing operations often sell their waste food materials to farms for animal feed.

In many such cases, the feed must be dried before it can be packaged; rotary heaters are often used to dry bulk quantities of food waste in these situations. In other cases, waste products from manufacturing processes, preprocessed minerals and other materials are dried in rotary heaters before or after an industrial process.

Rotary dryers vary widely in terms of their sizes and configurations, but they all operate based on the same principle. In the smallest consumer clothes dryers, a rotating chamber is loaded with wet clothes. When the chamber is closed, a heating system, usually gas fired, heats air. That air is forced into the drying chamber and then vented through an outlet, removing moisture as it exits.

New, dry air is then forced into the drying chamber, and the cycle continues. As the process of air transfer carries itself out, the drying chamber, which is usually finned along its edges to catch clothing, spins around, exposing a greater amount of the clothing's surface area to the heated air. Industrial rotary dryers operate in the same way, but on a much larger scale.

In the most sensitive drying applications, industrial rotary dryers can use heated inert gasses instead of heated air to dry objects. Air is a main ingredient in many combustion reactions, and combining heat, air and combustible materials in a spinning enclosure is generally not advisable.

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