Ribbon blender dryer for tapioca powder

11-10-2021

Vortex developed VRB-10000L ribbon blender dryer with heat jacket to realize drying purpose. Indonesian client successfully installed the whole system, and dry the native tapioca powder from 50% moisture content to 5% moisture content.

10000L ribbon blender dryer

Background:

In 2019, a company in Indonesia found vortex to seek a kind of dryer, they also need to add liquid during drying, and want to equip CIP liquid spray nozzles to totally clean the mixer after each process batch. Vortex successfully design and fabricated the ribbon blender dryer.

Features of ribbon blender dryer:

A new Vortex ribbon blender dryer model VRB-10-SS features heat jacket to heat inner materials at mixing. Thermal oil or steam could flow through the jacket to realize heat exchange purpose.

The jacket could bear 10 bar pressure, which ensures enough flow rate to bring more heat energy at certain time, simultaneously the mixer body requires -0.5 bar vacuum pressure, accelerating the drying process.

Dust is drawn onto cartridge filters of the dust collector as nozzles within each filter alternately emit short blasts of air on a timed cycle, serving to dislodge accumulated dust and maintain vacuum efficiency.

The ribbon blender dryer can blend up to 6000L (6 m3) of native tapioca powder in 5 to 10 minutes depending on application. Its length-to-diameter ratio and split double-helical agitator reportedly reduce the time required to uniformly distribute particles having dissimilar sizes, shapes and bulk densities throughout the batch.

Tight tolerances of 3 to 5 mm between the ribbon blades and the vessel trough, minimize residual product following discharge, reducing material waste and cleaning time.

This ribbon mixer dryer is food grade sus304 stainless steel, mill polished to confirm with Asia food grade standard.

Summary

Diligent design, precision fabrication, and continuous innovation make Vortex to be the first choice by end customer. Furthermore, we also have close relationship with Europe mixer partners to communicate technology and do R&D work together to present smart mixer machinery to customers.