The Micron dryer from Hosokawa Bepex combines milling, drying and classifying in a single high-capacity unit to produce free-flowing powders with uniform particle size and moisture content. The system is also capable of solvent retrieval from an inert gas stream. Recent design improvements have reduced the machine's overall height and increased the gas-solid contact to facilitate the handling of slurries and paste feed materials. "By combining milling, drying and classifying in one unit, the Micron dryer uses much less floor space and is more efficient than using three separate machines," said Mark Johnson, product specialist. "The classifier is adjustable to produce a wide range of particle size distributions. It also provides internal backmixing for increased drying efficiency."