Contact Drum Dryer

The ANDRITZ Gouda drum dryer is unique for turning viscous, pasty, and sticky materials into dried powder or flakes. It is your best choice when the drying process must be as gentle as possible without strong mechanical or thermal impact.


Drum drying is a continuous, indirect drying process. As the drum body rotates, it is heated on the inside by steam and very thin layer of the product to be dried is applied to the outer surface of the rotating drum. When in contact with the heated surface, the liquid evaporates very quickly from the thin product layer and then leaves the process at the top of the machine. If necessary, the vapor can also be removed by suction locally around the drum. After almost one complete rotation of the drum, the remaining dried product is scraped off the drum surface in the form of a film using a sharp knife. It is then cut into flakes or ground into powder, and transported to a cooler. From there, the end product can be brought to silos for storage and/or to a packaging machine.


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If you have any questions please don`t hesitate to contact Thurne specialist directly:

Thurne Baltic

Andris Putnins
Product Sales Manager
Product Sales Manager B.Sc. Chemical Engineering, M.Sc. Materials Science

Phone number

Direct phone: +371 6616 3763 Mobile phone: +371 2689 6799

Thurne Denmark

CEO M.Sc. Process Engineering & Industrial Economics

Phone number

Mobile phone: +358 40 183 5870

Thurne Finland

Henrik Packalén
Product Sales Manager
Product Sales Manager

Phone number

Mobile phone: +358 50 477 5177

Thurne Sweden, Norway

Martin Holmen
Product Sales Manager
Product Sales Manager M.Sc. Market Economy

Phone number

Direct phone: +46 765 172 007 Mobile phone: +46 8 5576 9347

Thurne Poland

Robert Trambacz
Head of Sales, Poland
Head of Sales, Poland M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering

Phone number

Mobile phone: + 48 505 558 761