Heat and Control’s Rotary Dryer Roaster utilizes latest in industry technology
The RDR provides optimal drying or roasting in a continuous, gentle and sanitary manner with complete control to produce quality, uniform results. Utilizing the food industry’s recent technological advances, RDR was developed to capitalize on the new opportunities for high-volume continuous processing of snack foods, such as nuts, seeds, and protein/meat-based snacks and advances Heat and Control’s snack line capability, enabling them to offer an end-to-end solution for seasoned and coated nut snacks.
“This latest addition to Heat and Control’s catalogue reinforces our strength in thermal food processing technology and provides food manufacturers with even more options, as well as confidence, that they can consistently produce high-quality product,” said Tony Caridis, Heat and Control Inc. President. “We have been offering the latest technology and the highest quality equipment for more than 68 years, and the Rotary Dryer Roaster is the latest example of our continued commitment to develop solutions that empower our customers.”
“The RDR provides high-volume convective airflow combined with gentle rotary motion that ensures that all product is uniformly treated with heated air. Operators have full control over the roasting or drying process variables, enhancing the finished products’ color, flavor, and texture,” said Doug Kozenski, Heat and Control Sales Manager North America Processing Systems.
Unlike static rack ovens, as product is gently tumbled in the RDR, heated air circulates through the product bed to facilitate unprecedented uniform drying/moisture removal or roasting. The design handles the raw product in a continuous, high-density manner through a unique flighted drum that ensures positive motion.
Features include a unique drum design that facilitates continuous first-in-first-out product flow and independent fans and burners in multiple convection zones which provides complete process control which can be tailored to various products. An externally mounted drum drive design provides access for internal Clean-In-Place piping and nozzles which provides for automated thorough cleaning.
Heat and Control manufactures and supplies complete line solutions for nuts and other snack products for the snack industry. Along with partners Ishida and CEIA, Heat and Control assists customers by providing solutions of one machine or a complete line. From processing, seasoning and coating application and conveying, to weighing, bag-making, case packing, metal detection, X-ray inspection and check-weighing.
With experience and expertise since 1950, Heat and Control can assist with process development, custom engineering, leading edge technology, and equipment for all types of snack products. A full-service offering includes pre- and post-sale technical support, including applications assistance, engineering, installation, parts, service and training.