DRYING / SPRAY DRYING
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During the selection of a suitable drying process, our process engineers for example consider, the temperature sensitivity, the resistance to ultraviolet or infrared radiation, the surface structure and the capillary structure of the product to be dried. Of course, the differences in the initial moisture content and the desired residual moisture content must also be taken into account in the process engineering evaluation of efficient contract drying.
However, not every drying system is suitable for every material. In order to achieve a perfect result, we therefore use different drying systems. We offer our customers a variety of fluid bed dryers, drying cabinets, belt dryers and vacuum dryers.
Ebbecke also uses innovative infrared dryers and microwave dryers, which play an important role for our customers in the pharmaceutical and food chemistry industries. For many years, Ebbecke has been the main point of contact for the food industry in particular when it comes to the gentle and at the same time energy-efficient drying of food or ingredients.
This does not only require for drying parameters to be adhered to, but also that special hygiene requirements are met. Last but not least, a high-quality drying process is characterized by the fact that the food is dried gently: The aroma, the natural color, the vitamin content and the nutritional value of the goods to be dried should be preserved as well as possible.
During drying, the exact determination of the moisture content forms the indispensable basis for a constantly low residual moisture content. The engineers at Ebbecke Verfahrenstechnik AG use various measuring methods to obtain meaningful data. Several precisely working measuring systems and -methods are available, such as coulometric Karl-Fischer-titration and other systems based on Karl-Fischer-methods. Other systems used include Sartorius moisture analyzers and the computer-based FMX HydroTracer.
Depending on the product, target moisture contents as low as 0.02% can be achieved on our state-of-the-art systems. But the best drying rate is of no use if the know-how for the subsequent handling of the material to be dried is lacking. I.e. the dried product must be protected from renewed absorption of humidity. At Ebbecke Verfahrenstechnik AG, this is done by superimposing nitrogen and using plastic or aluminum inner lining. In addition, the dry material can be further dried in the desiccator.
Our employees know that our industrial partners have worked hard to create product properties and process technologies. They also know that this intellectual property often forms the capital stock of a business model or a successful product. Something that applies to all drying tasks we are entrusted with. : Customer, product and contract drying data are therefore treated with the utmost confidentiality and discretion at Ebbecke. The work within the framework of the TIM-concept (Total Industrial Management) makes Ebbecke the perfect partner to outsource any type of drying process.