The industry’s newest bulk drying system costs less money, uses less energy, and retains more CBD than any comparable system on the market.* Request a quote and discover the integrated solution that bucks, shreds, dries, separates, sorts, and packages biomass – fresh off the field or wet-baled.
*Compared to known systems in use for hemp at comparable throughput
Step 1: Conveying
Fresh off the field or out of bales, hemp is moved from its staging area by one of several conveying methods depending on the state of the product and the facility. It then passes by magnets to remove any metal that may have been picked up in the field and is fed into the shredder . It is then conveyed once more over a weighbelt , which uses product weight and conveyance speed to control the feed rate of the entire line and precisely meter the shredded hemp into the dryer .
Step 2: Shredding
Shredder s ensure consistent particle sizes that can be dried at consistent rates. Shredders are used instead of mills because they slice the product instead of mashing or crushing it. Crushing wet product means two things: particulates get in every crevice and are hard to remove, and the product is compressed, reducing the efficiency of the drying process. Once out of the shredder , product is discharged and conveyed to the dryer .
Inconsistent product means wet spots. Wet spots mean either mold or over-drying product to get rid of them. Product must be homogenized.
Step 2: Shredding
Step 3: Drying
Than other popular methods
Use less energy
Spend less up-front
With less space
Occupy smaller footprint
Get real 24/7 service
Fluid bed drying is a well-established method in the food processing industry and is now successfully being applied to hemp. Fluid bed dryers operate by passing hemp over vibrating screens while forcing air up through it, suspending the hemp like ping-pong balls over air streams. Because it uses much less heat than tumble dryers there is significantly less product degradation, and because it exposes biomass to more air per cfm, it uses less energy than belt dryers. A fluid bed system costs significanly less to operate than other methods, takes less space, requires less up-front investment, and retains more VOCs like terpenes. Whereas tumbler and belt dryers collect keef on surfaces and lose it to the environment, fluid bed dryers capture the volatiles and either return them to each batch in real-time or collect them for use. Machine sizes vary, and the largest dry 8,000 lbs of biomass per hour.
Whole Flower Dryers
Microwave dryers operate under vacuum and slowly & evenly heat cannabis while gently cycling it with specialized paddles. Because microwaves permeate all the product at once, particle size reduction is unnecessary, making this method ideal for smokeable, whole flower. The largest microwave dryers top out at 1,000 lbs/hr and have a number of benefits related to their ability to hold precise temperatures throughout the entire product with less than a degree variation in temperature. Not only does this allow decarbing of pellets, for example, but it allows terpenes to be pulled and collected based on evaporation point.System design, integration, and 24/7 support for bulk drying systems. From shredded biomass to whole flower dryers, our systems retain more CBD and VOCs than others.
The Box Drying System
The Triminator Box Dryer provides a fast, efficient, and fully automated drying solution for CBD hemp flowers and biomass.
Our hemp drying units are innovative drying chambers designed for low operating costs, high terpene retention and maximum efficiency. They are based on the reverse Carnot principle which leverages airflow, a closed chamber, heat pumps and a programmable control system to create the most efficient drying curves and consistent and repeatable end product.
The airflow system is comprised of multiple sets of axial flow fans, air ducts, cold air inlets and a dehumidification system. Based on the relative humidity in the drying chamber the computer control system regulates a combination of supplementary air, dehumidification and the heat pump to complete the most efficient drying curve.
A proprietary system of temp, humidity and equipment controls work seamlessly to adjust as needed to intelligently control the drying process from start to finish.
The insulation chamber is made out of integrated structural foam. The interior walls are made out of food grade plastic. All material touch points are made from 304 stainless to meet food grade standards and requirements.
- Shredded biomass or whole flower
5/16″ – 1″ maximum diameter
Heating temperature up to 194F
- 20-24 hrs Drying time
Production rates vary based on input material and output quality goals
- Material Moisture Content
- Moisture Input 80%
- Output 10-13%
Farm Fair Pricing
Our Box dryer is designed through an exclusive partnership between Triminator and a top international industrial engineering firm. To provide fair and competitive pricing, our dryers are manufactured by our exclusive manufacturing partner in China.
“We are so excited to finally have control and automation in our drying process. We are looking forward to professionalizing the way we dry and the way we control our processes from start to finish”Our box hemp dryers are innovative drying chambers designed for low operating costs, high terpene retention and maximum efficiency. ]]>