Roller Felt Dryer
THE MOST EFFECTIVE CROP-DRYER
The Van Dijke Felt dryer is designed for removing remaining surface moisture from your root vegetables, like potatoes, without damaging the produce. By applying this unit as the next step after your washing line, the produce can be processed (bagged/ packed) dry.
The van Dijke felt dryer is available in two widths: 1000 and 1200 mm. The length of the roller-unit can be chosen in sections of five rollers (for example 10-15-20-25-30 rollers). Optionally the first section can be equipped with brush rollers and a fresh water spraying pipe.
The rollers are standardly driven by a chain and one or two motors. Optionally (for industrial purposes) the felt dryer can be equipped with all individual drives for each roller. This simplifies maintenance and gives a longer service life.
The unit is built up from stainless steel construction and rollers. To collect the moisture, the unit is equipped with a drip plate underneath the machine. Optionally the drip plate can be equipped with a filtration screen to remove the organic particles (like potato parts, leaves etc.)
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The Van Dijke units are built up from three main units: the main unit with the drying roller sections, the lower frame with drip plate or filtration conveyor and a higher section with an automatic emptying system. All sections are integrated into each other. But for maintenance purposes these sections can be removed from each other.
The roller section is built up from two rollers: one main (drying) roller covered with special felt. Underneath this roller, a set of smaller (diameter) rollers are placed to squeeze out the felt roller. Each individual roller is supplied with bearings, mounted on springs. This ensures that there is always a certain tension onto the felt rollers. Also the complete section can be lowered, to release tension in case of maintenance purposes.
Optionally the modular roller section can be equipped with a plastic scraper to remove the moisture from the squeeze out roller.
It is also an option to equip the unit with an automatic emptying system. When you finish washing or want to change variety, this system ensures that all remaining produce will be forced from the felt dryer.
The unit is standardly equipped with a drip plate. In addition to keep this drip plate clean, underneath the unit a filtration conveyor can be placed to separate the organic particles from the water. This filtration screen brings the organic particles to one side of the unit.
COMPLETE TURNKEY WASHING LINES
This machine fits perfectly in a complete Van Dijke washing line with washers, destoners, leaf removers, felt dryers, filtration screens, water recycling system and dirt handling systems. Contact Van Dijke to learn more about the possibilities!
- STAINLESS STEEL
- GENTLE PRODUCE TREATMENT
- QUICK RELEASE SYSTEM ROLLERS
- SMART FELT-SHEET CONNECTION METHOD
- AUTOMATIC EMPTY SYSTEM TO REMOVE REMAINING CROP
- INDUSTRIAL QUALITIY WITH INDIVIDUAL DRIVE EACH ROLLER