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Importance of drying during production

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Drying during production

At a certain point, every production process encounters the problem of moisture. That is why drying during production is so important. The causes of moisture can vary widely and the consequences of moisture are often very different. However, the solution always comes down to the same thing: remove as much moisture as possible. The integration of a Ronair drying or blow-off solution can save you a lot of time, energy and money.

CYAGO is your drying specialist and develops a solution tailored to your needs. We would like to discuss the importance of drying in the context of our experiences. Why can drying be important to you?

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Possible causes of moisture

The causes of moisture formation can vary widely. Our experience shows that these causes can be divided into three broad categories:

  1. Cooling. Many products are cooled. Often as the last step in a sterilization or pasteurization process. Water is often used for this purpose, leaving water droplets on the product. For example: ready meals, cans, pet food, … . Other examples are extrusion of plastics or rubbers, … .
  2. Cleaning. After production, the products are often cleaned, washed or rinsed. Once again, water droplets remain behind. For example: beer, jam, sauces, soft drinks, … .
  3. Steam. To sleeve products, they are often placed in a steam tunnel. The excess water must be removed. For example: fruit juices, … .

Possible problems due to moisture

First of all, moisture causes contamination of the area in which the production process takes place. After all, moisture is difficult to control.  Especially in places where hygiene is of great importance (contaminated) water can make the whole environment dirty, filthy and dangerous (slippery).  

It is not possible to print on damp products.  Many products require a production date or best-before-date.  As long as the product is still moist, the inkjet codes will leak and become illegible.

Even if you want to stick labels on the products, this will not work as long as they are damp.  The adhesive of the labels can only stick to completely dry surfaces. 

Many (packaging) machinery are not resistant to water.  Wet products can leave moisture behind in your machine, causing it to break down more quickly. 

Food is often packed in plastic.  If the product is still wet, the moisture evaporates and mould can form. 

Another frequently used method of packaging is cardboard.  Cardboard is also not water-resistant and often tears when it gets weg.

Production processes are often checked at different times and on different parameters (such as speed, weight, etc.).  The cameras, measuring cells and other equipment used for this purpose usually do not function properly when the product is still covered with water droplets or can suffer damage. 

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Importance of drying during production, RONAIR drying system, CYAGO, Drying and blowing solutions

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