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Dryer uses microwaves.

Dryer Uses Microwaves

An industrial microwave system for drying foods in production lines is now available in the UK from Record Pelkman Equipment Co Ltd.

Made by Omac, we are told this system overcomes some of the problems presented by the traditional radio frequency systems, which need to be shielded and refrigerated. They also require a high voltage and have unsophisticated power controllers, whereas the power to the microwave unit can be adjusted quite simply to cope with the changes in moisture content of the product.

Food passes through a tunnel on a conveyor belt and microwaves are emitted from magnetrons situated both above and below the belt conveyor. An in-line infra red monitor checks samples of the product periodically to record moisture levels, and the computer adjusts the power to each magnetron to achieve the desired moisture reduction.

Further details can be obtained from the UK company at 2 Verulam Industrial Estate, London Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, tel: 0727 43136.
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Title Annotation:Record Pelkman Equipment Co. Ltd.'s industrial microwave system
Publication:Food Trade Review
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Jul 1, 1991
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