Dried Foods & General Dried Product Processing
Dry product, like baby cereal, dried fruit or vegetables, is produced by drying on the steam heated drums of a drum dryer is usually conveyed, cooled, sized, screened, accumulated and stored for packaging, and finally filled into a commercial package for sale. Our DDR basic dry product processing and packaging system technical bulletin describes the elements of the equipment and operations dedicated to accomplish this objective after the drum drying process.
Drum Dryer Food Product Processing
The dry product leaves the drum dryer as a hot material due to the drying process. It also leaves the dryer in random sized pieces since the product is scraped from the drying rolls into an accumulating conveyor.
Product specifications usually call for a uniformly sized product flake, particle, or powder form and cooled to ambient temperature for proper storage and packaging. Also, variations in the final product characteristics due to the formulation and processing of the product slurry may occur. This requires the accumulation and blending of various segments of the dryer production to yield a more uniform final product. Read more in our DDR16 Technical Bulletin click here.
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