WHITE DEER, Pa. — Thermal Product Solutions, a global manufacturer of thermal-processing equipment, announced the shipment of a Gruenberg steam heated granulation dryer to the pharmaceutical industry.
This dryer had a maximum temperature rating of 66°C with work chamber dimensions of 80 inches wide (2) doorways, each 36 inches wide openings x 96 inches deep x 80 inches high. The Gruenberg dryer was constructed from a structural steel frame that supported the 304L stainless steel interior chamber liner and the 304 #4 polished stainless steel exterior. All interconnecting struts are non-continuous which keeps the exterior cool.
The front loaded granulation dryer utilized a full focused horizontal airflow, which maximizes heating rates and temperature uniformity of the product load. A circulation fan located in a conditioning plenum chamber on the top of the oven. The fan directs chambers, with a solid baffle plate separating both chambers. The air enters the workspace through a perforated duct wall area, running down both outer duct walls. The air flowing down the left side of the unit enters the work chamber and flows left to right flowing horizontally across the product. The air then exits the left work chamber via a perforated duct wall area near the center of the unit. The air flowing down the right side of the unit enters the work chamber and flows right to left flowing horizontally across the product. The air then exits the right work chamber via a perforated duct wall area near the center of the unit.
“Gruenberg products are designed to meet the highest standards of safety specifications. This granulation dryer was designed to accommodate four loading trucks and eighty-eight loading trays for drying of wet granulation,” said Denny Mendler, Gruenberg product manager.