A customer approached AVEKA with a wet cake and requested it be dried and annealed to achieve a certain material hardness. The previous toller had inconsistent hardening results, which compromised the quality of the downstream product.
AVEKA explored a unique set of drying cycles during the process development stage. By investigating ramp-up rates, hold times, temperature profiles and ramp-down rates, AVEKA was able to create a custom process to provide the desired particle hardness using real-time temperature monitoring. Additionally, AVEKA designed and manufactured drying trays to maximize surface area and increase processing capacity.