AVEKA's extensive tray drying capabilities and experience serve multiple industries at all scales.

tray dryer

What is Tray Drying?

Tray drying is a batch process used to dry materials that are liquid or wet cake. The input materials are batched, placed into trays and loaded into AVEKA’s overhead ovens for drying. Tray drying works well for material that requires more gentle processing or cannot be atomized in an air stream due to viscosity. The resulting product can vary widely based on chemical and physical characteristics.

AVEKA utilizes ovens equipped with electric or steam elements, forced recirculating air and forced exhaust. Furthermore, nitrogen purging and explosion proof ovens are available for solvent evaporation. Trays are typically constructed from aluminum or stainless steel, or custom drying trays can be made to maximize efficiency. AVEKA’s full-service analytical laboratory allows for rapid process adjustments during trials and excellent quality control for production operations. For example, tray dried products can be characterized by measuring volatile content. Additionally, extensive pre- and post-processing capabilities contribute to the turnkey experience AVEKA provides.

Capabilities and Equipment Specs

Tray Drying Equipment:

  • Four 24 kW Walk-In Ovens
    • Surface Area = 74,750 cm²
    • Load Volume = 380 liters
    • Maximum Temperature = 340°C
    • Exhaust up to 580 KG/hr.
  • One 51 kW Walk-In Oven
    • Surface Area = 344,500 cm²
    • Load Volume = 760 liters
    • Maximum Temperature = 200°C
    • Exhaust up to 580 KG/hr.
  • One Portable Steam Circulated Oven
    • ~ 90 pans, 76 x 50 cm
    • Maximum Temperature = 130°C

Pre- and Post-Processing Capabilities:

  • Liquid batching tanks (many available options)
  • Homogenization
  • Filtration and separation
  • Size reduction
  • Screening and classification
  • Packaging
Factors to Consider
  • Is a solvent present in your material?
  • What is the desired moisture content of the finished material?
  • Is the finished material highly temperature sensitive?
  • What are the storage/ handling requirements for the input materials?