An industrial dehydrator is a device that removes moisture from various materials such as foods, herbs, meats, grains, plastics and more. This process enhances preservation and concentration of flavors, as well as makes the food lightweight and easy to transport. It also inhibits growth of microorganisms and helps in reducing the risk of spoilage.
The design of the proposed automated dehydrator will focus on the conceptual design from the mechanical structure to the electronic components, including the software development. It will use a low-cost programmable logic controller (PLC) and Raspberry Pi to create an industrial-grade electronic hardware; the user will be able to create operation profiles for the different types of crops by setting the target temperature, target humidity, maximum fan speed, minimum fan speed and duration for the drying operation. A proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control program running on the PLC will then ensure that the drying process is carried out according to the configured profile.
This commercial dehydrator is a great tool to have for your business, as it will help you to save money on food costs. It can also be used to recycle food scraps that would normally be thrown away, such as banana peels and stems. This will reduce waste and make your business more environmentally friendly.
When using the dehydrator, be sure to plan ahead and allow enough time for the food to dry. Remember, that different foods dry at different rates. For best results, try to dehydrate similar foods together. Also, don’t over load the tray as this will affect the drying process. industrial dehydrator