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Food Dryer Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of food dryer manufacturers and suppliers. Use our website to review and source top food dryer manufacturers with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find food dryer companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture food dryers to your companies specifications. Then contact the food dryer companies through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of food freeze dryers, preserving dried foods, food dryer materials, or customized food dryer of every type, this is the resource for you.

  • Louisville, KY 502-969-3171

    Carrier is a manufacturer of high quality dryers in addition to many other related products, including coolers, screens, air knife separators, spiral elevators, feeders & conveyors. Industries served include chemicals, synthetics, foundry, glass, pharmaceutical, explosives, wood, metal, scrap & recycling. Carrier’s custom-engineered solutions extend to plant sites around the world.

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  • De Pere, WI 920-336-5715

    Dürr Megtec provides customized systems for: regulatory compliance; improvement in working environment and in neighbor relations by reducing odor from industrial processes and helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and process energy management. Dürr Megtec provides thermal and catalytic oxidizers, solvent recovery and distillation equipment, particulate control with wet and dry electrostatic precipitators and scrubbers, fabric filters (baghouses), etc . To learn more visit our website!

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  • Watertown, WI 920-261-8107

    Established in 1980, Baker-Rullman Manufacturing, Inc. is a leader in the engineering, design, and fabrication of rotary drum dryers, modular steel bins and hoppers, structural steel, feed and seed mill systems, and custom metalwork. At Baker-Rullman Manufacturing our team of experienced, knowledgeable engineers are ready to get your project off the ground. With more than 30 years of project management experience, we can develop custom designed turn-key solutions to meet your needs!

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  • Green Bay, WI 920-468-1000

    Since 1951, FEECO has designed and manufactured both direct and indirect rotary dryers for a variety of industries around the world. All dryers are customized to fit the unique processing requirements of the material, with material testing/process development assistance available, in addition to post-sale support including inspections, parts replacement, and more.

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  • Carnegie, PA 412-788-9810

    For over 125 years, Heyl Patterson has custom-engineered thermal processing solutions that are trusted in dozens of industries worldwide. We specialize in high quality drying equipment, such as Rotary Calciners, Rotary Dryers, Fluid Bed Dryers, Flash Dryers, Disc Dryers, Sludge Dryers, Conduction Dryers and Soil Remediation Units. Our pilot plant testing lab helps determine the best technologies and equipment for any application, and we support our clients for the life of their equipment.

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Food Dryers

Food dryers remove moisture from fruits, vegetables, meats and other edible substances. Dried foods preserve nutrients, color and flavor while reducing weight and volume, making them easy to pack and transport. Food dryers can be very different from each other in terms of specific processes, yet the basic idea is the same: the temperature is raised (lowered in the case of freeze drying) until the water evaporates or sublimates out of the food, leaving behind the dried product.

Most food dryers have a few features in common, such as a holding tank or container with a door, a heat source and an accessible and convenient way to remove the finished product. Personal food dryers are small enough to fit on a countertop, while commercial or industrial dryers have up to 8,000 square feet of drying capacity. Food grade stainless steel is often used for the tank or container because of its corrosion resistant and sanitary properties, and fiberglass can be used as insulation for more precise temperature control. Food dryers are used by food and beverage companies to create fruit leather, beef jerky, powdered juice, vegetables for dried soup mixes, spices, fruits for breakfast cereals, powdered milk and more. Militaries and space programs use dried foods as rations, and campers or hikers appreciate their compact and lightweight nature.


Though there are differences, food dryers are often mistakenly called food dehydrators. Dried food loses approximately 75% of its water content and remains soft and pliable, whereas dehydrated food reduces its moisture content by about 98%, resulting in a shriveled and brittle product with a longer shelf life. Industrial food dryers are also frequently interchangeably called dehydrators, in part because dehydration can take place if left in the dryer for longer periods of time at higher temperatures. There are three main ways of drying food: in the oven, by the sun and through a food dryer machine or appliance. Food dryers themselves use a number of techniques to achieve the final result, including spray, freeze, tray, belt and bin drying. Spray drying uses a jet of hot steam to instantly dry any moisture on a food particle. Freeze drying lowers the temperature in order to freeze a substance then allows sublimation to occur, consequently drying it. Tray drying usually occurs in dollies, or racks on wheels. Items are placed on trays and slid into shelving units. The door is closed, the temperature raised and, as time passes, the food dries. Depending on the heat flow, some trays may have to be rotated to ensure equal heat penetration. Belt dryers have a modular design where the humidity, air flow and temperature can be controlled in zones. Bin dryers, however, provide a more consistent product because each bin is separately and individually controlled.



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ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES

PCE Instruments Introduces Inline Moisture Meter

PCE Instruments, Jupiter, Florida, has introduced a new inline moisture meter, PCE-A-315, that provides accurate grain moisture measurement in real time. The PCE-A-315 in-process moisture sensor boasts a measurement range of 5 percent to 40 percent for moisture content during continuous mass flow with an error of just plus or minus 0.5 percent from 5 percent to 18 percent grain moisture. The PCE-A-315 inline moisture analyzer delivers significant cost savings. The PCE-A-315 lowers energy costs by enabling shorter drying times and reduces labor costs by automating the moisture monitoring... Read More