Central Shaft Dryer
Heinkel USA, Swedesboro, N.J., introduced Condry cone central shaft dryer technology.
The engineered design of the Condry provides what is said to be the largest “static” heated surface area (vessel walls) and the largest “dynamic” heated surface area (heated agitator).
The Condry conical bottom-agitated vacuum dryer was developed to process a wide variety of products, even the drying of products with a fragile crystal structure and those sensitive to friction and heat. The conical bottom with a central discharge valve allows for excellent product discharge.
And, a unique agitator arm profile with teeth prevents from excessive pressure applying onto the product, thus preventing changes or damage to the crystal structure of the product.
The agitator design also prevents the formation of agglomerates, thus no choppers (homogenizers, lump breakers) are required. Narrow tolerances between the agitator and the vessel walls prevent adhering of the product to the walls, thus resulting in a good heat transfer, positive emptying characteristics and permit the use of the dryer with small batch sizes.
This dryer technology also offers excellent cleanability using clean-in-place systems with simple validation process.