Effective & Efficient
CDT’s infrared drying systems not only reduces the process time but also removes the need for water in the process. Our technology is proven to be more effective in blanching, peeling and drying.
FRUIT DRYING SOLUTIONS
Fruits are often canned or dried for later use or to mix into other products. With the increased awareness of the benefits offered by fruit, many health food products now included dried fruit. Traditional preparation method involves either blanching and then drying the fruit or the use of lye to peel the skins off the fruit before the actual preservation process. Not only is the traditional method time consuming but also has negative environmental impacts. Blanching the fruit requires using significant amount of water that then needs to be treated. Furthermore, using lye to peel the skins off the fruit requires additional water to wash the fruit leading to more water and wastewater issues. CDT’s infrared drying systems not only reduce the process time but also remove the need for water in the process. Working in conjunction with multiple research projects, CDT’s technology was proven to be more effective in not only blanching the fruits but also in the peeling and drying process as well.
CDT INFARED SYSTEMS
The systems are configured based on a common platform with heaters, conveyors, blowers, and controllers. This allows the system to be optimized to the product being processed.
Stainless steel construction allows the system to be used in food processing locations with little to no maintenance. CDT’s demonstration lab allows samples to be tested to verify process and design configurations
Drying Time & Max Temp of Fruits Processed w/ Infrared Oven