Kason: Fluid Bed Dryer-Screener System
August 8, 2005
A new circular vibratory fluid bed dryer-screener system from Kason Corp. reduces moisture content of bulk materials, removes agglomerates and dust, and discharges on-size material into bulk bags. The pre-packaged system consists of a 48-in. (1220 mm) diameter circular fluid bed processor, heater, blower and 48-in. (1220 mm) diameter vibratory screener. The circular fluid bed dryer is reportedly half the size and weight of a rectangular fluid bed dryer of equivalent capacity, and allows all primary system components to be consolidated on a shippable frame. According to the company, the inherent strength of the circular processor eliminates the need for the heavy-gauge walls and cross braces otherwise required to withstand continuous vibration, allowing vibratory motors to be downsized. The circular unit also requires only one air inlet and outlet and has fewer weld seams, reducing overall size and construction cost.