Belt Dryer

The Perry Belt Dryer is ideally suited to drying almost any non-flowing product or more granular products that require a lower throughput capacity. Popular applications have included woodchip, sawdust, shavings, anaerobic digestate, grass/Lucerne/hemp, SRF, RDF, seeds & many others.

Key Points

  • Air is drawn down through the product bed which keeps the product tight to the belt, improving drying efficiency & reducing product loss through fans via product lift.
  • Available in widths of 1.5m, 2.2m & 3.0m and lengths of up to 75m.
  • Modular construction allows the dryers to be extended easily at a later date, allowing your dryer to grow with your business.
  • Automatic tracking as standard to ensure the belt stays aligned without any manual input.
  • Slow moving parts reduces the wear on parts meaning less maintenance.
  • Tightly woven, anti-static polymer belt that can withstand temperatures up to 130°C allows for very few fines to slip through the belt, meaning less product loss and less cleaning up required.
  • Automatic control as standard will speed up and slow down the belt to help ensure even product drying. As the hot air temperature rises below the belt it will speed the belt up automatically to help ensure you don’t over-dry your product and counter to that, it will slow the belt down as the below-the-belt temperature falls.
  • There are no chain, slats or louvres for the product to get caught in. This keeps the dryer very clean and reduces damage to the material being dried.
  • The in-house designed and programmed PLC panel is easy to use and provides data at the touch of a button.
    • Internet connection allows remote access and control of the dryer from a smart phone or desktop PC.
    • Internet connectivity allows for Perry engineers to remotely diagnose any issues.

Suitable Products

We test new products on the Perry Belt Dryer as and when required. We have a small testing facility at the factory that allows us to test the drying efficiencies on new products, which allows us to accurately size the dryer for your requirements. 

Suitable Products for the Perry Belt Dryer include:

  • Grass, straw, lucerne, seaweed, cannabis, leaves & corn fIbre
  • SRF, RDF, MSW & other waste products
  • Paper pulp & paper mulch
  • Woodchip, wood shavings, sawdust & other biomass products
  • Digestate
  • Grains (including wheat, barley, maize, and many others)
  • Seeds
  • Manures & fertilisers
  • Pet food
  • Vegetables (including shredded & pulped). Stainless steel options available. 
  • Brewers grains

If you have a product you would like to dry that is not shown on this list, please contact us to arrange sending a sample of the product to the factory. If you require a bulk amount of product dried, we do have a couple of customers who contract dry, and are happy for us to pass on their contact details. 

Heat Sources

Perry belt dryers can use LPG or natural gas (direct or indirect), Kerosene, diesel (direct or indirect), water or steam (using heat exchangers) as a heat source as standard, though existing heat sources, such as flares, can be used with some modifications to the dryer.

Feeding & Discharge

We offer a full range of handling equipment to accompany belt dryers, such as augers/screw conveyors, chain & flight conveyors, belt & bucket elevators, twin trace conveyors, belt conveyors & much more.

Along with the standard range of equipment, Perry offer a full range of feeding and discharge options specifically designed to suit belt dryers, such as a multiple screw feeder option and a belt feeder option.

Optional Extras

Perry belt dryers have a wide range of optional extras available to help ensure smooth running with minimal maintenance. The optional extras include:

  • CentriKleens, for dust reduction from the fans.
  • Hot air recirculation, to help reduce the amount of energy required to heat the dryer.
  • Inverter controlled fans, to help reduce the amount of energy the dryers consume. This ensures complete control of air-speeds running through your product.
  • Rotating agitators, to ensure the product dries evenly.
  • Belt cleaning systems, including an air knife & a water jet system, to help keep the belt from becoming breached.
  • Silencers, to help reduce the noise emitted by the fans.


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