Patents

An improved drier useful for processing Agricultural products

Pokkattu Pathrose Thomas, Thiruthanathil Pathrose Poulose, Punathil  Balan, Narayanan Sudhilal

An improved drier useful for processing agricultural products, which comprises a top open storage chamber (20) having a material discharge outlet door (22) at its bottom portion; characterized in that the said storage chamber (20) being provided with an inlet (21) which is suitable for connected to a controllable hot air source; the open top of the said storage chamber being provided with fixing flanges (2) for mounting a top and bottom open mechanically stirred drier unit, the said drier unit essentially consisting of a chamber (1) having a perforated (4) distributor plate (3) covering the total cross section of the said chamber (1); the said distributor plate (3) being provided with a bottom door opening (5) having means (6,7,8) for opening/closing; the said chamber (1) being provided above the said perforated distributor plate (3) with a horizontal shaft (9) rotatably fixed on to the chamber (1) by bearings (13,14); the said shaft (9) being provided with one or more fixed sleeves (10) having one or more fixed flats (11) capable of holding by means variable sweep-length stirring-cum-mixing blades (12); the chambers (1,20) being also provided with suitably placed inspection/observation windows (19); the said horizontal shaft (9) being provided at one or both ends with conventional means (15,16) capable of transmitting rotatory power from a variable speed (18) prime mover (17); the open top of the said mechanically stirred drier unit being provided with fixing by means of flanges (2) or serial mounting of one or more said drier unit; the upper most drier unit being provided with an openable top cover.