Processing Magazine

Circular Fluid Bed Drying System

November 1, 2012

Kason Corp.’s new Vibro-Bed™ circular fluid bed drying system increases operating efficiency, cuts cleaning time and reduces cost. Kason Corp.’s new Vibro-Bed™ circular fluid bed drying system increases operating efficiency, cuts cleaning time and reduces cost. Inherent rigidity of the circular fluid bed processing chamber exceeds that of traditional rectangular fluid bed processors, allowing materials of construction to be down-gauged and vibratory motors to be downsized. Associated components are also eliminated, such as multiple air inlets and outlets, the circular unit requiring only one of each. As a result, the dryer is said to be lighter, stronger and more energy efficient at equivalent capacities. Reductions in material, weld seams, and associated labor decrease fabrication cost, particularly when units are finished to FDA, USDA, BISSC or 3A standards. Cleaning time is cut in half due to stainless steel material contact surfaces, reduced weld seams, a quick-disconnect housing, and lack of internal cross members, according to the company. The circular fluid processing unit is offered in diameters from 18 to 84 in. (460 to 2135 mm), encompassing batch and continuous applications from low-capacity laboratory and pilot plant testing to medium-high volume production. All are available configured for drying/heating, cooling or moisturizing applications.