IPCO perforated steel belts are the ideal conveying medium for multi-stage dryers used to dehydrate fruit and vegetables. These systems enable controlled dehydration by the flow of air through the product and belt, with fast throughput and low operating costs.
The use of multi-stage drying units allows time/ temperature curves to be optimized for products as diverse as potatoes, carrots, apples, orange peel, celery, garlic and tomatoes. Systems are also available for sensitive products such as cut strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, mango and more.
As with all food processes, hygiene is critical and the use of stainless steel belts with their ease of cleaning enables significant reductions in bacteria, yeast and mould counts compared with other belt types.
PFAUDLER offers a range of highly efficient drying technologies. These include stainless steel sterile, contained filter/dryers for potent pharmaceutical compounds, stainless steel and Glasteel® double cone dryers for corrosive applications, as well as simple Glasteel® evaporation dishes. Pfaudler also provides complete drying packages with vacuum systems and solvent recovery.