The product is fed into the machine through the inlet and is directly distributed on the entire drier width. In the first section, hot air flows through the product from the bottom to the top. By an oscillating movement of the machine and the flow of air, the product is both dried homogeneously and conveyed uniformly through the drier into the next section.
In the second section, the product is cooled with ambient air. It is conveyed to the outlet of the drier by the oscillating movement. Thanks to various setting options, the final moisture of the product can be adapted at any time during the process.
The SCHULE fluidised bed drier is available in three different sizes, all of which are completely made of stainless steel. A large exhaust hood with inspection opening allows very easy and quick access to the interior of the fluidised bed. Two individual fans in mild steel supply the required volumes of both cold air and hot air. A heating register provides the hot air.
Advantages of the fluidised bed drier:
- Easy to clean and maintain due to large inspection opening
- Gentle product treatment
- Sturdy design
In combination with the hydrothermal conditioner and the flaking roller mill, the fluidised bed drier constitutes the flaking process. For final control, the flakes are passed through a downstream flake screen.