M501 LABORATORY FLUID BED DRYER & DYNAMIC MOISTURE ANALYZER
LOW DENSITY CLASSIFIER ASSEMBLY
The Classifier Assembly allows you to take a sample, remove fines, and classify your product by the Stokes' parameters of size, shape, and density (moisture).
With vigorous mixing by air flow, opening the valve on the sampler takes a representative sample in seconds without interrupting the drying process. By gradually increasing the air flow rate, the operator can selectively remove fines from the sample, which are the first to dry out, since it is less dense.
The Sampler serves as an effective classifier with samples having a broad range of particle size or bi-modal distribution. It is best to dry the sample before trying to classify.
SIEVE DRYING ASSEMBLY
The Sieve Drying Assembly is made to fit the analogue or digital Fluid Bed Dryer. Single or multiple stacked sieves having a diameter of 8 inches (or 200 mm) can be placed on the dryer and dried within 15 minutes.
In the modern food, feed additive and chemical industries, there are increasing demands for modifying and controlling the performance of materials. Agglomeration is a viable approach to modifying solid material to yield a more useable form with desired properties. In other words, agglomeration processes transform small solids to materials of larger sizes, with either random or controlled shape.
For Fluidised-bed agglomeration, a powder is fed into a fluidised-bed dryer and the particles are bound together with a liquid binder, forming agglomerates.
The agglomeration accessory for the Sherwood M501 Fluid Bed Dryer is provided to allow small scale experimentation prior to lab scale agglomeration application development. It will, unfortunately, not be suitable for agglomeration experiments where the material to be sprayed is highly viscous or a slurry of soluble and insoluble ingredients.