By augmenting your convective dryer with an IRD, you can increase capacity by up to 50% and at the same time significantly improve the quality of your final product.
The investment costs of an IRD are relatively inexpensive.
With an end-drying of approximately 35% residual moisture, this technique proves the most effective.
The final product can be dried to less than 1% in minutes instead of hours.
In contrast to conventional procedures, energy goes directly into the core and interior of the product. The infrared light thereby drives the remaining moisture from the inside toward the outside of the product.
The reverse-working principle of using infrared light improves the quality of the final product. For some products, flavors can be released during the drying process.
The reverse-working principle of infrared light (the energy penetrates to the core of the product) also provides an efficient use of energy and offers clear advantages over other methods.
The continuous rotation of the FS-IRD and the resultant mixing of the product ensures a very homogeneous drying process. A formation of nests is thus avoided.
Drying time is extremely reduced.
If the FS-IRD is used in a combined drying for a quick and gentle end-drying, the products will also be automatically both germ-reduced and stock-protected.
The FS-IRD can be used as a booster before a conventional dryer. The material can be brought to a high temperature within minutes. The process can thereby use the heat of the product.