This can be used as dryer with heating jacket provision. The product is heated by the jacket (operated with hot water, steam or thermal oil) and the product moisture is thereby evaporated. A horizontal shaft along the longitudinal axis of the dryer drum is equipped with shovels for mixing & drying the product. This ensures that the product is heated evenly and “moist material” is brought continuously into contact with the heated wall. This guarantees efficient drying.
The mixer can be transformed in a “High Efficiency Mixer” by incorporating this type of tool.
During a drying process, mixing shovels not only mix the product homogeneously but also transport the product to the inside wall of the dryer to ensure effective heat transfer. There are different types of shovels for different products depending on their density. viscosity etc. Extra provision can be made such as liquid injector, shaft heating, sampling device etc.
The design is modified to suit specific CIP purpose essential in Pharma industry. Here the entire shaft can be retracted out of the main shell using guides, so that the equipment can be thoroughly cleaned for batch change over. The shaft is specially designed in Cantilever shape and can be provided with a Mechanical seal with close tolerances. Choppers can be employed in this design too.