Smart dryer for fruit and vegetables
The patent foresees a smart system for monitoring and an automatic process control to be applied, also in retrofit, to a cabinet or hot-air flow dryer, which can be of horizontal or vertical type, suitable for fruit and vegetables drying.
The prototype is a cabinet-type dryer inside which baskets are arranged to let the product to be dried. It is equipped with a thermoventilation unit to generate a hot-air flow that hits the product. The dryer is embedded with micro-sensors to monitor the drying status of the product, as well as with a control panel that modulates the process parameters through a serial connection to a personal computer.
- Industrial dryers;
- Home dryers;
- Retrofit for existing dryers.
- Energy saving process
- High quality of the dried product
- Saving of personnel
- High process speed
- Remote control