Mitchell band dryers find wide application in drying food, chemical and mineral products, where drying is required on a continuous basis. Several configurations are available to suit the individual application.
Drying is effected by circulation of hot air through a bed of material as it is carried through the dryer on a conveyor band. The drying enclosure is divided into a number of drying sections each including an air heater and circulating fan together with fresh air inlet and exhaust facilities.
All our dryers are of modular design to optimise drying efficiency, give precise temperature control in each zone, reduce installation time and to facilitate future extensions.
Our range of conveyor band dryers are specifically designed to suit the application and take into account the industry’s requirements for hygiene, accessibility and efficiency.
The range of band dryers include: single-pass, single-pass-multi-stage and multi-pass band dryers.
Drying efficiency is maximised by the use of: upwards/downwards airflow, double skin insulated panels, effective sealing of dryer enclosure, even air distribution, variable speed conveyor drives and air recycle.Continuous conveyorised band coolers, air jet conveyor band dryers and continuous tempering are also available.
Our dryers combine hygienic design with good access for cleaning and maintenance. Features include: stainless steel contact parts, access doors on each side of a drying section, minimum interior crevices/ledges, combined static and moving guide rails for maximum product retention and product transfer points fitted with discharge chutes for minimum spillage. Internal/external construction to suit client specification; clean line external appearance with self draining services; internal/external finish to suit client specification.Heating systems can be either steam, gas, oil (indirect) or electric.
Feed systems available: oscillating belt, oscillating rake, vibratory and apron feeders. Also granulators and extruders.
Special features can be incorporated to suit applications:
Integral or separate cooling section to suit product temperature.
Continuous collection of fines.
Exhaust air clean up.
Band cleaning brushes –
wet or dry.
Band wash or full C.I.P.
Modular control panels pre wired for installation.