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Band Dryer

GEM Apron Band Drier – The iconic solution to your Drying concerns

The demand for dried food products that have the same high quality and authenticity as their fresh counterparts is ever-increasing. The GEM Apron Band Dryer achieves this quality while minimizing production costs and environmental footprint.

The Band Dryer is the typical continuous convection heat transfer type of dryer, which has been improved and modified over many years. This is a hot air type of dryer, where the materials are placed on a band conveyor (steel or perforated plate, etc.) and are dried by hot air as they move through the drying chamber. In general, the band dryer forcibly passes hot air through the gaps in the material layers to dry the material.

Precise Temperatures and Humidity Control

The drying system consists of a drying chamber in which wet material is spread on a SS 304 or galvanised carbon steel perforated conveyor plate. The drying equipment is divided in into different zones. Each zone is equipped with an air heating and circulation system. When the conveyor with raw material passes, hot dry air is blown through the product layer, top bottom and/or bottom top, depending upon the product characteristics and drying curve. Because the product layer is dried from both sides, we get a homogenous dry product.

Features of Band Dryer

Conditions such as the temperature and airflow speed can be freely and accurately controlled to obtain a high quality dry product.

1. The temperature, humidity and airflow speed can be easily set and controlled for each zone according to the progress of drying. (Zone control)
2. The drying time can be freely adjusted for consistent heat progression, which produces uniform products with minimal drying unevenness.
3. Materials are dried while stationary, which greatly minimizes damage and dust scattering.
4. In particular, this dryer allows the granulating and shaping of sludge or irregularly shaped materials. Also appropriate for adhesive or thixotropic materials.
5. An (automatic) washing device can be set on the conveyor to make cleaning easy and prevent contamination while maintaining excellent sanitation.
6. Usable in a wide range of temperatures, from low temperature (humid air) to high temperature.
7. Various models are available (from one stage to multiple stages) for compatibility with both low and high volumes.


  • Aquatic Feed – Band Dryers are used in production of Aquatic Feeds or Dry Fish-Foods.
  • Breakfast Cereals & Nuts and Snacks – Granular food (crackers, snacks, etc.), instant noodles, agricultural produce, chemical products, pods,beans, pigments, dyes, resins, fertilizers, etc.
  • Textured Vegetable Protein – Textured or texturized vegetable protein (TVP), also known as textured soy protein (TSP), soy meat, or soya chunks is a defatted soy flour product, a by-product of extracting soybean oil.It is often used as a meat analogue or meat extender.
  • Pet Food – Packaged Food for household pets are dried to increase the shelf life. Band Dryer comes very useful in the drying process of Pet Foods.
  • Thixotropic materials
  • Fibrous materials
  • Adhesive or cohesive materials
  • Regularly shaped construction materials (boards, rock wool boards, calcium silicate boards, plywood boards, etc.); also IC boards, automobile parts, electrical parts, mechanical parts, etc.
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Produce organic, functional and other on-trend products. Soft bites, unique shapes, varied sizes and applications.
Create unique textures and appetizing results. Meet every demand of the specialty pet food market with our specialised systems.