The K-S paddle dryer allows drying to moistures of 0.5 to 0.1 percent with a continuous process, providing uniform heating and residence time. The mixing action of the dual intermeshing agitators with heated wedge-shaped paddles provides for uniform heat transfer to the product and high heat transfer rates. Since the product moves through the dryer by displacement, residence time is controlled by the feed rate and the overflow weir height. Because the dryer is indirectly heated, the amount of off-gas is minimal. Heating can be done with steam or circulated thermal fluid.
Komline-Sanderson, Peapack, NJ; 800-225-5457; www.komline.com