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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

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Biomass Dryers

Fluid bed drying is a well-established method in the food processing industry and is just now successfully being applied to hemp. This is because the hemp application is tricky and there are a lot of “moving parts”. 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 you see significantly less product degradation, and because it exposes biomass to much more air per cfm pulled, it uses less energy than belt dryers. A fluid bed system will cost 1/10th – 1/2 the amount to operate than the previous methods, is smaller, is cheaper up-front, and it retains more of all of the desirables. Whereas tumbler and belt dryers collect keef on the equipment and lose it to the atmosphere, fluid bed dryers capture the volatiles and either return them to each batch in real-time or collect them for use. Sizes of machines vary, and the largest dry 10,000 lbs of biomass per hour.

Whole Flower Dryers

Microwave dryers operate under vacuum and slowly and evenly heat hemp 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 its 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.

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Products & Services

  • Food Processing Equipment
    • Steam Cooker Cooler
    • Steam Jacket Kettle
  • Cleaning & Pasteurization
    • CIP System & Tanks
    • UHT Systems
  • Cannabis Extraction Equipment
    • Engineering Service
    • Industrial Extraction
    • Recirculation Extraction
    • Centrifuge Extractor
    • Thin Film Distillation
    • Decarboxylation System
    • Crystallization Reactors
    • Chromatography
    • Filtration Skid
    • Hemp Dryer
  • Mixing and Storage Vessels
    • Mixing Tanks
    • Stainless Storage Tanks
    • Cosmetic Emulsifying Homogenizer
    • Liquid Washing Homogenizer
  • Automation and Control
  • Tank Components
    • ASME Rated Manways
    • Non-ASME Manways
  • Sanitary Fittings & Valves
    • Sanitary Stainless Fitting
    • Customized Sanitary Fittings
  • Sanitary Valves
  • Hoses
    • Brewery Hoses
    • UHMW Food Transfer Hoses
    • UHMW Chemical Hose
    • Food Grade Steam Hoses
    • PVC Food Grade Suction Hoses
    • Heavy-Duty Winery Hoses
    • Hose Adapters
    • Winery Hoses
  • Brewing System & Tanks
    • Brewing Systems
    • Distillation System
    • Brite Tanks
    • Fermentation Tanks
    • Hot Liquor Tanks
    • Wine Tanks
    • Brewery Consulting
    • Keg Washers & Fillers
    • Outdoor Fermenters

Cedarstone Industry presents the Sure Dry 40 botanical dryer. A perfect solution for drying biomass to prepare material for the next phase of solvent extraction. This unit can process up to 1,000 lbs. of raw stripped biomass per hour. The drying time from loading to perfectly dried output is approximately 5 hours. This system can be continuously fed to optimize your efficiency. The belt speed and temperature are both fully adjustable to meet your particular needs. The system can utilize Natural gas, Propane or a Diesel Burner for the heat source and will provide consistent warm airflow for drying.

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Cedarstone Industry presents the Sure Dry 40 botanical dryer. A perfect solution for drying biomass to prepare material for the next phase of solvent extraction.