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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 is a leading global supplier of environmental solutions and engineered products tailored to meet customers' industrial process requirements. We offer a complete portfolio of air pollution control technologies and drying and curing systems, including industrial dryers and ovens for roll-to-roll processes, web forming processes and conveyor handling of webs, as well as specialized coating lines for lithium-ion battery electrode coating.

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  • De Pere, WI 920-336-9800

    The CMM Group provides custom-designed industrial dryers and ovens for a wide range of applications in single or multi-zone configurations. The CMM Group designs and builds conveyorized curing, baking and drying ovens for automated production of small-to-medium sized products. Conveyorized roll support web dryers are available in horizontal or vertical tower design and can handle thin film to heavy gauge substrates, narrow to wide, slow or fast speeds.

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  • Louisville, KY 877-316-6140

    We are a company dedicated to quality design, supply, installation and repair and maintenance of industrial processing equipment. Our team has the knowledge and experience to get, and keep, your units running smoothly. Services include field services, inspections, and assessments. Kiln and dryer parts range from burners to gears to bearings. We are here to serve your present needs, as well as your future requirements.

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  • E Longmeadow, MA 888-998-7025

    Excel Dryer’s expanded and enhanced product line — featuring XLERATOR®, XLERATOReco® and ThinAir® Hand Dryers — offers the most options and complete line of accessories in the industry, customizing the hand drying experience and allowing you to design the best hand drying solution for any restroom environment.

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  • Lake City, PA 800-840-9906

    Van Air, has been a leading manufacturer in the process equipment industry for over sixty years. We are well known for the reliability of our products and for our excellent customer service. We are very insistent on the high standards of our engineering design and manufacturing quality of our air dryers. Call us today for more information!

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Food Dryers Industry Information

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.

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Applications of Food Dryers

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

Militaries and space programs use dried foods as rations, and campers or hikers appreciate their compact and lightweight nature.

Food Dryer Design and Customization

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.

How Food Dryers Work

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 to freeze a substance, which 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.

Differences Between Food Dryers and Food Dehydrators

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.



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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 About This