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Egg Tray Dryer

Egg tray dryer is a necessary part of egg tray production line. Beston Group Co., LTD. has 3 solutions to choose from, including natural drying, brick drying line, and metal egg tray dryer. Each of them has its advantages and limits. With years of experience and 120+ successful cases, we have some tips for you to select a suitable egg tray dryer machine. If you have any questions, please contact us for details.

Natural Drying

Natural drying means drying the trays under the sun. This process is slow and weather-dependent. In general, it takes 4-6 hours to dry the trays on sunny and windy days. But it can greatly reduce the initial cost. Due to the limits, it is only suitable for small-scale egg tray machines, such as 1-side and 4-side gg tray machines. Beston has drying racks and carts for the natural drying system. You can choose according to your needs. Below are more parameters for your reference.

Egg Tray Natural Drying
Egg Tray Natural Drying
Egg Tray Dryer
Natural Drying
Egg Tray Dryer
Drying Rack and Cart

Forming Mould Quantity34
Total Power33kw42-61kw
Electricity Consumption23.1kw/h29.4kw/h
Staffing Demand3-54-6
Material ConsumptionPaper85kg/h102kg/h
Fuel Consumption (Brick Drying)Coal50kg60kg
Natural Gas22-32m³/h26-36m³/h
Fuel Consumption (Multi-layer Metal Drying)Natural Gas20-30m³/h20-30m³/h

Brick Drying Line

In order to improve the drying speed, you can choose a brick or metal drying line. Both of them use fuels to make the temperature inside up to 180-200 degrees so that the trays can be dried in a few minutes. By comparison, the brick dryer is cheaper than the metal one. Moreover, you can choose the cheapest one from coal, wood, fuel oil, LPG, etc. as heating fuel. But it is of a single-layer design, which means it needs at least 40 meters for drying room. It means you can get the trays at the end of the drying room. Besides, there will be more construction works if choosing to build a brick drying line. So the recommended model is BTF1, BTF4, and BTF8 series pulp molding machines.

Brick Drying Line
Brick Drying Line
Brick Egg Tray Dryer
Brick Drying Room

Forming Mould Quantity324048
Total Power127-144kw161-177kw223-226kw
Electricity Consumption89kw/h113kw/h156kw/h
Staffing Demand4-65-76-8
Material ConsumptionPaper298kg/h425kg/h520kg/h
Fuel Consumption (Brick Drying)Coal125kg208kg208kg
Natural Gas56-66m³/h92-103m³/h92-103m³/h
Fuel Consumption (Multi-layer Metal Drying)Natural Gas75-85m³/h80-90m³/h110-120m³/h

Metal Egg Tray Dryer Machine

Metal egg tray dryer is the main difference between manual and automatic egg tray machines. It is suitable for all models, especially for large-scale egg tray plant, like 8-side egg tray machine. It is easy to operate, transport, and install. Also, it can be muti-layer to save your space. But it is expensive. And if you use coal as fuel, it is suggested to have a hot air stove to purify the smoke and extend the service life of the dryer. If you have enough budget, it is a great choice for you. Beston supports flexible egg tray production line. Please contact us now to get a customized plan!

BTF-1-4 With Metal Egg Tray Dryer
BTF1-4 in the Philippines
Egg Tray Machine with Metal Dryer to Russia
BTF4-8 to Russia
Automatic Egg Tray Dryer
BTF5-12 to Saudi Arabia

How to Choose A Suitable Egg Tray Drying System?

Different egg tray drying lines have different features. What you need to do is to choose a suitable dryer for your egg tray production line. Let’s review its advantages and limits briefly.

Natural Drying


  • Very low initial cost
  • Low drying cost
  • Few construction works


  • Slow drying process
  • Depends on the weather
  • High labor force input
  • Large space for drying

Brick Drying Line


  • Affordable cost
  • High drying efficiency
  • No limits to heating fuel


  • More construction works
  • Larger space for drying room (35 meters at least)

Metal Egg Tray Dryer Machine


  • Easy to transport and install
  • High drying efficiency
  • Small floor space required


  • High investment cost
  • Limits in heating fuel (wood and coal are not available)

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Beston Tips

Considering their features, below are some tips for you to choose the most cost-effective solutions. If you want a detailed egg tray manufacturing business plan, please contact Beston for details.

  1. Depends on how many trays you will make per hour. If the production capacity is less than 2,000 pieces, you can choose natural drying. Instead, you have to buy a dryer machine.
  2. Floor space. In general, BTF1-3 (1,000 pieces/h) requires about 500 square meters for natural drying. While if you build a brick drying room, it should be 45+ meters in the length.
  3. Your budget. If you have enough money, metal egg tray dryer will be your best choice, which is clean, safe, and easy to operate.
  4. Available fuel. As mentioned, wood and coal cannot be used directly for metal dryer because the metal dryer can not absorb the soot produced during heating.
  5. Weather and drying efficiency. Natural drying is weather-dependent, and it needs 2-3 hours. While it needs only several minutes if using a metal or brick egg tray dryer.

Beston Group Co., LTD. has years of experience in manufacturing and exporting egg tray machines. So we are professional to offer you some advice. If you want to set up egg tray making business, please contact us for details.

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