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DMR

FLASH MILL DRYER

The Drymeister (DMR) flash drying system is the first of its kind to be patented anywhere in the world. It was designed to combine drying, de-agglomeration / milling and classifying in one piece of equipment. The DMR flash dryer can dry temperature-sensitive products, safely, even under increased temperatures, in a matter of seconds!

The DMR is a continuous dryer, capable of processing bulk solids with a moisture content varying from a few % to more than 80% in suspensions, slurries, pastes, filter cakes and wet powders. It requires 75% less space and uses about 30-40% less energy per kilogram of evaporated water, compared to other direct drying technologies.

Working principle

DMR working principle DMR working principle

In the DMR flash dryer, the wet material is fed through customized feeding systems into the milling and drying section of the dryer's main body. The milling rotor disperses the wet material into very fine particles and the fine particles are fluidized in the milling chamber by temperature-controlled, hot gas coming in from the air heater.

The hot air (or inert gas) can be heated up to 650°C and as the wet product is dispersed, it is reduced in size in the bottom section of the DMR flash dryer. The drying system is kept under a negative pressure by the exhaust fan and the surface area of the product is increased enormously so that water (or other solvents) is evaporated instantaneously.

The dry and fine particles are conveyed with the gas stream to the top section of the DMR flash dryer where a separator classifies the particles by size. Then the particles pass the classifier at the set cut point and are conveyed with the exhaust air to a powder-air separating system like a cyclone, cyclone filter or cyclone scrubbers.

The DMR flash dryer retains a fluidized bed of product in the drying chamber to ensure a low level of adhesion of wet material on the inside wall of the drying chamber. Moreover, process parameters like classifier speed and outlet temperature can be adapted to control moisture content and particle size of the end product.

  • Key features
    • Ultra fine regular end product
      Thanks to its specially designed dispersion rotor, our flash dryers can produce ultra-fine powders in one step, from suspensions, slurries, pastes and dough, filter cakes or wet powders.
    • High evaporation capacity
      Thanks to the combination of high ΔT with a good dispersion of the wet product in the air, our flash dryers can evaporate large quantities of liquids.
    • Compact design
      Compared to other direct drying technologies, the flash dryer requires up to 50% less space.
    • Multi-purpose
      Filter cake or slurry, in the same machine. Therefore, with the Drymeister, unlimited mechanical dewatering is possible before the final drying stage.
    • Easy access
      Either for cleaning, inspection or maintenance inside the dryer, our flash dryers offer the best accessibility from the market, regardless of what size.
    • Various systems available
      Open, closed- and recycle system concepts.
  • Applications

    The DMR flash mill dryer is suitable for a wide range of process applications, including:

    • Suspensions
    • Slurries
    • Pastes & dough
    • Filter cakes
    • Wet powders
  • Models

    The DMR flash mill dryer is available in 3 different models. Different mechanisms are used to achieve different particle sizes and to handle various materials. Geometry, dispersion principle and energy input also differ depending on the model.

    • DMR type rotor
      Strong impact and air turbulence is generated by a high speed dispersion rotor called the multi blade: typical tip speed 110 m/s.
    • MDH type rotor
      A horizontally-driven grinding rotor with swing hammers to take care of the milling/dispersion.
    • MDV type rotor
      A vertically-driven grinding rotor disperses wet agglomerates and solids.

    Specifications

    Our expert design and engineering team can help you specify the right dryer to meet your specific requirements. We have models for dispersion and soft grinding (model MDV), intensive grinding (model MDH) and strong dispersion (model DMR). The DMR is available in several models. A number of models with their typical characteristics are described below. Please note that these values are indicative only. Detailed information on all models is available on request.

    Model[-] DMR-
    1H
    DMR-
    2H
    DMR-
    3H
    DMR-
    4H
    DMR-
    5H
    DMR-
    6H
    DMR-
    7H
    Heigth [cm] 194 300 330 360 450 500 550
    Length [cm] 140 170 230 240 360 450 500
    Width [cm] 70 120 150 160 160 260 320
    Max. power grinding motor [kW] 11 22 45 90 200 280 355
    Min./max. power separator motor [kW] 0.75/4 1.5/11 2.2/15 5.5/30 11/45 22/55 30/75
  • Systems

    As a global developer, manufacturer and 'one-stop shop' supplier of powder processing systems and plants, Hosokawa Micron provides a wide range of both batch drying and continuous drying technologies. We carefully select, configure and integrate all the components and processes in order to ensure the optimal functionality, quality and efficiency of your drying system.

    Hosokawa Micron offers a broad spectrum of drying technologies. Thanks to our long-standing experience, we are the ideal partner to transform your drying operation into a bespoke powder processing system, from incoming base ingredients to final products.

    Drying system for powders & bulk solids

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Energy-saving drying systems

Hosokawa Micron is an expert in developing advanced solids processing systems and we put a lot of our own energy into developing drying systems that will save you energy. The DMR flash mill dryer, for example, uses about 30-40% less energy per kilogram of evaporated water, compared to other direct drying technologies.

TRY BEFORE YOU BUY

Test Centre in Doetinchem, the Netherlands Test Centre in Doetinchem, the Netherlands

Our test and process development centre in the Netherlands offers unique possibilities for testing your product to determine the most efficient process, system or plant prior to final design. We can provide laboratory-level as well as production-sized trials.

Whether you wish to test a single machine or a complete powder processing system, the same skilled and experienced staff are here to help ensure that your requirements are met, and that you are entirely satisfied with the results.

We offer process equipment and technologies from individual units to large scale bespoke system solutions. Our principle is to deliver high performance yet affordable solutions that meet our customers' demands and long term challenges.

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