The Solidaire is a highly versatile industrial paddle dryer designed for use in continuous drying, heating/cooling, reacting, devolatilization, and crystallizing applications. The unit is capable of high heat transfer, mechanical agitation, and adjustable residence times. Free-flowing solids, slurries, pastes and gels can all be processed using the Solidaire, as well as wet cakes from filters and centrifuges.
The Solidaire paddle dryer consists of a horizontal agitating rotor inside a cylindrical vessel. The vessel is equipped with a heat transfer jacket which may be constructed for a variety of thermal fluids, including steam, hot oil, chilled glycol or water. The rotor is made up of adjustable-pitch and depth paddles, providing fine control over material residence time and material layer thickness.