The IDROMATIC, a fully automatic continuous vegetable spin dryer, is available from NILMA USA, Martinez, Calif. This machine increases productivity and eliminates manual handling. It is ideal for drying a complete range of products ranging from delicate leafy vegetables, such as basil, to diced onions, peppers and carrots.
The spin dryer includes automatic feed and discharge conveyors and an automatic cleaning cycle. The motorized spin-drying drum system is electromechanical, while the drying cycle is controlled by programming a PLC (programmed logic controller). The hourly output depends on the type of vegetable and size of each piece and ranges from 750 to 1,500 lbs/hour from light to heavier vegetables.
This dryer is a recent addition to the NILMA processing equipment line. It can be part of a new processing line including the company?s ATIRMATIC continuous washer and STRIPPER II cutter or incorporated into an existing system.