An industrial dehydrator is a piece of equipment that can be used to preserve food products. This can be anything from meats to vegetables and herbs. Dehydration has been around for centuries and is a simple way to preserve foods. Dehydrators can be purchased online or at home improvement stores. They are easy to use and require little maintenance. To keep your industrial dehydrator in good working condition, regularly clean it with a non-abrasive sponge or cloth. Always wash the trays and mesh sheets before reusing them. If you do not have a dehydrator, consider renting one from a food processing company. The company will also provide an annual warranty.
This paper presents a design for a dehydrator that is capable of controlling both the temperature and humidity in the drying chamber. The design utilizes gas as a source of heat energy and is capable of dehydrating any type of crop or food sample. The design allows the user to create an operating profile for a specific crop. Access to historical operation data will allow the user to improve the operating profile for future uses.
The design is based on a PLC that handles the hardware interface (connections to all sensors and actuators) and control. A Raspberry Pi plays the role of a web server and hosts the dehydrator’s web app. The web app can be accessed through the PLC’s Wi-Fi hotspot using a mobile phone or PC. The system is capable of being operated continuously or intermittently, with the user able to start and stop it at any time. industrial dehydrator