In-line dryer

Ensures immediate packaging after sterilization thanks to proper disposal of residual water

In-line dryer
In-line dryer

Features in-line dryer

How to deal with residual water that remains on the product after the sterilisation process? This is a challenge faced by (pet) food producers worldwide.

Lan Handling Technologies has designed a unique in-line dryer, whereby the products are dried directly in the robot tool. By integrating the drying system into the unloading area of the handling system, we limit the handling and contact with the product. Also, no complex transport system is needed.

Drying Results Up to 0.02 grams of residual water per product
Smallest footprint 50% reduction compared to conventional solutions
Integration Integration In an unloader or transfer station
Variety pack Suitable for intermediate storage
Energy efficient Products come out the dryer ready for immediate packaging

Dry enough for immediate packaging…

We have designed a special extraction technique based on a product-based air flow.

What are the major advantages of this? The dryer is energy-efficient in terms of air consumption, and the products come out of the system extremely dry: results of up to 0.02 grams of residual water per product are possible. In this way, the products can be packed immediately after the sterilisation process.

In addition, integrating an in-line dryer helps to avoid the potential risk that the moisture can cause damage or wear and tear in the production environment over time.

… or storage!

If you produce variety packs, you may be using intermediate storage. For immediate storage, your products need to be dry enough. That is why we also integrate the in-line dryer in a so-called transfer station, where we transfer your products from a retort tray to a storage tray.

Water dripping from product at in line dryer for pet food pouches
In line dryer with robot tool holding pouches before placement on conveyor
Retort pouch dryer
pouches traveling through in line dryer

Frequently Asked Questions about in-line dryers

Why do I need an in-line dryer?

Wet products have a negative impact on your secondary packaging. With an in-line dryer you can directly connect to your packaging equipment.

Where in my production line does Lan typically integrate an in-line dryer?

In-line dryers are typically integrated at the unloader side of your sterilization process.

How much floorspace does an in-line dryer need?

The impact of Lan’s integrated in-line dryer on the footprint is very limited. Especially when compared with conventional tunnel dryers.

What is the noise level of an in-line dryer?

The in-line dryer is designed that noise is kept below 85db.

Is an in-line dryer easy to maintain?

All moving parts are accessible, allowing for quick and easy and maintenance when required.

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