Advanced Spray Drying for a Variety of Products
Consistent with our reputation for recognizing customer demand and adding capabilities that offer the best solutions possible, PacMoore has made another strategic move into an expanded arena of technology. We are excited to announce that we have installed a brand-new full-scale spray dryer. Show us the product specification outcomes you wish to achieve (moisture, particle size, color, pH, etc.) and we will fully leverage our expertise, equipment capability, and determination to deliver the results you desire. Read below to learn more!
PacMoore will continue to operate its Niro (FSD™) 4.0 pilot spray dryer. This dryer has evaporative capacity of approximately 50 pounds per hour and utilizes a self contained fluid bed for one-step agglomeration. Our pilot dryer allows us to assist our customers with development projects, lending not only the perfect size dryer but our expertise as well. Additionally, this dryer allows us to cost effectively validate products before moving them into large runs on our full scale dryer.
PacMoore’s Brand-New Spray Dryer
PacMoore newly built spray dryer is impressive, designed for flexibility that allows it to process a wide variety of product types without ignoring efficiency and cost effectiveness. A GEA/Bowen designed dryer, this machine has a nominal capacity of 2,500 pounds per hour of water evaporation at a 400F inlet temperature and can be raised up to 500F, if necessary.
One distinct example of flexibility is seen in the ability to utilize either a rotary atomizer or a high-pressure nozzle system for product atomization. A primary cyclone collects powder which discharges it into a fluid bed that can be used for secondary drying, product cooling, or product agglomeration. Before packaging, the finished product is passed over a sifter and a magnet.
On the wet side of the process, PacMoore’s new system features a bulk storage tank capable of handling 9,000 gallons of liquid. From there, two prep tanks mix the liquid and any specified ingredients before dispersing the finished wet blend into the liquid feed tank. Before the finished wet blend reaches the liquid feed tank a heat exchange process raises liquid temperatures to precise levels. The spray dryer utilizes a homogenizer for the high-pressure nozzle system and a moyno pump for the rotary atomizing system.
See below for photos of this new spray dryer!