Articles Tagged with ''drying''

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Cone central shaft dryer

Featuring a conical bottom with a central discharge valve, the Condry cone central shaft dryer provides a large static heated surface area (vessel walls) and dynamic heated surface area (heated agitator).


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Dry Processing Technology

To market, with just the right taste and crispness

Apple snack maker relies on a precise air drying process to obtain an ideal product.
When Martin’s Family Fruit Farm decided to turn the fruit of its labor into a snack, Kevin Martin drove from Ontario to North Carolina with boxes of apples in the back of his truck.


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Drying system

Compatible with glass, plastic and metal containers in all shapes and sizes, the Gebo Cermex OptiDry drying system features independently adjustable nozzle positioning to target airflows at a container’s neck, body or both.


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TECH FLASH

Ireland poised for growth in dairy production, value-added ingredients

When European milk price quotas come to an end next year, the Irish dairy industry expects a business boom

Dairy processors focus on growth, continuous improvement and sustainability.


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Post-baking dryers

Engineered for smaller regional producers of biscuits and crackers, RFC Bantam-Series Macrowave post-baking dryers are intended for up to 1m-wide bands producing 3,000 lb./hr. or less.


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Best Practices

Automation tales from the trenches

Best practices in setting up and implementing automation systems go a long way to making a processor more successful than its peers.

 Technologies must be properly applied after careful planning to ascertain where and what to automate. 


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Post-baking dryers

Able to be custom engineered for food production operations, Radio Frequency Macrowave post-baking dryers utilize radio frequency energy that preferentially heats and dries the moist areas of cookies, crackers and snack foods.


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Fluid bed dryers

Witte vibrating fluid bed dryers and coolers feature an optional motorized hoist system that automatically raises the cover and reveals the entire drying or cooling system interior.


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Engineering R&D

Energy savings flow from pasta dryer’s exhaust air

Process temperature and relative humidity are managed in a new dryer design that improves the quality of long goods pasta production while generating energy savings.

Bühler was investigating how to improve the conditioning of pasta through enhanced dryer control.


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Fluid bed dryers

Witte vibrating fluid bed dryers and coolers permit unimpeded access to the entire drying system; 1-handed C-clamps release the exhaust cover from the conveying surface.


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Plant of the Year 2014

Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.

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Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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2015 January

In this January 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how robotics can play a role in pick-and-place, packaging, case packing and palletizing processes, and know where to implement robotic automation.

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