Ventilex Fluid Bed Dryers and Coolers, Steam Sterilization and Pasteurization Equipment
Ventilex manufactures the highest quality fluid bed dryers, fluid bed coolers, flash dryers, jet-bag air filtration, and Bokfard steam sterilization equipment available for processing granular products. Our process equipment is custom designed to meet the highest production standards. Ventilex serves the food, dairy, chemical, pharmaceutical, and aggregate markets worldwide with success and ensures optimum heat transfer, best physical reaction, energy and product savings.
FLUID BED DRYERS AND COOLERS FOR PROCESSING GRANULAR PRODUCTS
Ventilex fluid bed dryers are known worldwide for their high quality and efficient operation. Our fluid bed dryers are used in all industries for drying, cooling, baking, roasting and conditioning of granular products.
HEAT TRANSFER AND OPTIMUM PHYSICAL REACTION
In a fluid bed, a granular product or solid is made fluid by an upward-moving flow of gas. The mechanical movement of the fluid bed strengthens this effect. Thus the gas and product are intensively mixed, so that high heat transfer and an optimum physical reaction speed are achieved.
By choosing a good combination of gas speed and mechanical movement, you can process granular products with a wide range of grain sizes successfully while forming a minimum amount of dust.
Both the static and mechanical Ventilex fluid bed can function at temperatures from -15°C to +600°C. The gas speed can vary from 0.2m/sec to 3m/sec.
FLUID BED DRYERS AND COOLERS AND SUB-FLUID BED DRYERS IN FOOD, DAIRY AND NUTRACEUTICALS INDUSTRIES
Within the food, dairy and nutraceuticals industries, the Ventilex fluid bed dryers and coolers are applied for derivates, supplements, ingredients and end products. A whole range of products can be processed in the fluid bed and sub-fluid bed and long residence times, up to two hours per machine, are possible. Our unique drive provides an ideal plug-flow.
SANITARY FLUID BED DRYERS AND COOLERS WITH CIP SYSTEM
Naturally hygiene has top priority in the food industry. The sanitary design (FDA / USDA-GMP) ensures that our installations meet the high requirements of this industry. Our installations are completely made of stainless steel and all the product contact parts are polished and welded.
The quick-acting closures and the CIP system (Cleaning-In-Place) make the installation easy to disassemble and to clean. Then production can quickly be resumed.
FLUID BED DRYERS AND COOLERS FOR ENERGY SAVINGS AND PRODUCT SAVINGS
The Ventilex fluid bed system is preferable to the traditional belt dryer. It takes up less space, has low energy consumption and no product loss. What is more, the installation and maintenance costs are considerably lower.
STEAM STERILIZATION OF SPICES, HERBS AND SEEDS
Ventilex also specializes in steam sterilization, decontamination of spices, herbs, seeds (almonds) and other organic materials. The Ventilex continuous steam sterilizing system is most successfully used for the HTST (High Temperature / Short Time) decontamination of spices, herbs and seeds. Ventilex is a worldwide supplier of steam pasteurization equipment.
NUT AND ALMOND PASTEURIZATION FOR SALMONELLA TREATMENT
Ventilex has the capacity to supply the almond industry with continuous steam pasteurization equipment for the treatment of SE PT30 salmonella, other pathogens and bacteria. Our equipment is robust, heavy duty, and specifically manufactured for the almond and nut industry.
In addition to treatment of salmonella SE PT30 and other pathogens, the Ventilex pasteurization system can add moisture and clean almonds. Adding moisture can add profits to almonds that are too dry. Cleaning the almonds can give a bonus appearance to the end consumer.
VENTILEX DRYING AND COOLING CONCEPT
Fluid bed drying and cooling is not a new idea or technique, but what differentiates one manufacturer from another is how they approach the drying or cooling, product transport through the dryer, recovery of heat (i.e. energy), and overall construction of the equipment.