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Agents Wanted

European SprayDry Technologies processes sales for overseas markets through a network of agents, representatives and associated companies operating in many different regions of the world.

We are always looking to expand our sales network, with opportunities in a number of countries.

We are looking for agents with experience, drive, determination and with a proven track record in sales of capital plant or machinery within our target markets.

Therefore, an ability to communicate in English and an in depth knowledge of the dairy, food or chemical sectors of industry is essential.

Interested parties should contact our sales department by email to Subject Agents or telephone +44 (0) 1543 523031.

We very much look forward to hearing from you.

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Organic Flavour Spray Dryer

Organic Flavour Spray Dryer

European SprayDry Technologies commissions its latest spray dryer for organic flavour manufacturing in Spain.

The plant, a tall form spray dryer with nozzle atomiser and secondary cooling is producing a range of spray dried encapsulated flavours and fruit juices.

The order was awarded to European SprayDry Technologies in the face of stiff competition from other European manufacturers. Plant versatility and uncomplicated operation were key factors in the sale.

The plant was a bespoke dryer, designed specifically to meet the specifications of customer and prevailing climatic conditions, dictating special consideration for some products.

Spray Dryer for FlavoursThe plants, a model 6 – 12 flavour dryer, featured direct gas firing heating, pressure nozzle atomisation, cyclone separation and a vibratory powder cooler on the powder discharge.

A standard feature common to all ESDT flavour dryers is the high sanitary filtration system which incorporates HEPA filtering of all non heated process air.

Pressure nozzle atomisation was chosen due to its high versatility in flavour production giving greater control over the bulk density and other particle properties, as well as very good performance in colour retention.

This spray dryer represents the latest in a long line of flavour dryers designed by European SprayDry Technologies, satisfying a growing market. 

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Increased Production at Express Contract Drying

Express Contract Drying, one of the United Kingdom’s largest Toll Manufacturers of food products, has recently increased their production facility with the commissioning of a new spray drying plant at their Ebbw Vale plant in Wales.

The plant, a 100kg/hr Tall Form spray dryer, was designed and manufactured in the UK by the Harlow based company European SprayDry Technologies.

The turnkey plant incorporates a hygienic purpose built mixing area complete with jacked tanks, mixers, transfer pumps and pipe work. Feed material is pumped at high pressure into the chamber and atomised using nozzle atomisation; the nozzle atomiser being ideally suited to flavour production.

The spray dryer itself is a conventional Co-Current design with direct gas heating. Direct gas was chosen specifically for energy conservation and being the most efficient form of heating for spray drying plant.

The drying chamber was individually design to ensure maximum production capability into a small footprint, fitting within a modern factory unit whilst retaining the considerable advantages of the Tall Form drying chamber for food production.

Tall Form Spray DryerThe chamber is fitted with powder dislodgment hammers and a top air sweep door manufactured from thick stainless steel and fully TIG welded and internally polished.

Powder is conveyed directly from the chamber base to a high efficiency cyclone where process air and powder are separated. Powder is discharged from the cyclone through a disentrainment hopper and rotary valve prior to sieving and packing. The spent system air is discharged through a Venturi scrubber then passed through a final packed tower removing any remain dust particles and cooling the exhaust gasses reducing the environmental impact from the process.

The plant is an all stainless steel construction with the internal surfaces polished to food quality whilst the external finish is in bright satin. The all stainless steel construction allows the plant to cope with the frequent meticulous cleaning regime employed between by ECDL between products where several washes can take place over the course of 24 hours.

The in-house designed control system allows the process to be operated in both a manual or automatic mode and is in keeping with ESDT’s high specification for food production dryers with the plant being fitted with HEPA filtration for all non heated process air.

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