The 84 in. (2134 mm) diameter system utilizes vibration and upward air flow to separate and fluidize individual particles, maximizing the rate at which drying, cooling or moisturizing can occur.
The addition of a second fluidizing deck will allow for doubling the heating/drying capacity or allow for simultaneous drying and cooling in the same unit, effectively doubling capacity and efficiency with little to no increase in floor space.
Unlike rectangular units, the circular design of the fluid bed processor is inherently rigid, does not require heavy steel side walls or cross braces to withstand extensive vibration, and utilizes smaller gyratory motors that cost less to purchase and operate. Associated components are also eliminated, such as multiple air inlets and outlets – the circular unit requiring only one of each. As a result, the system is said to be lighter, stronger and require less heat energy at equivalent capacities.
Reductions in material, weld seams, and associated labor are said to decrease fabrication cost, particularly when units are finished to FDA, USDA, BISSC or 3-A standards.
Eight models are available in diameters from 18 to 84 in. (460 to 2134 mm), encompassing batch and continuous applications from low-capacity laboratory and pilot plant testing to medium-high volume production. Available options include: centrifugal screeners to de-agglomerate moist incoming material; spray nozzles to coat dried particles; and vibratory screeners to scalp, classify or dedust dried material.
The company also manufactures stand-alone circular vibratory screeners, centrifugal screeners, size/density separators, static sieves, bulk solids blenders and size reduction equipment.Click here for related articles and news on Fluid Bed ProcessorsSearch for Fluid Bed Processor manufacturers in our Equipment Guide
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Kason is a leading international producer of circular vibratory screeners, centrifugal sifters, static sieves and circular fluid processors for classifying, scalping, de-dusting, de-lumping, dewatering, drying, cooling or moisturizing of bulk foods. The company was founded in 1967 with a commitment to engineering machinery according to specific requirements. ...