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Egg Tray Dryer

Egg tray dryer is a necessary part of egg tray production line. Beston Machinery 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 50+ 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 to dry the trays under the sun. This process is slow and weather-dependent. In general, it takes 2-3 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 BTF-1 and BTF-4. 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

Model BTF-1-3 BTF-1-4 BTF-3-4 BTF-4-4
Output (piece/h) 1,000 1,500 2,000 2,500
Mold (pieces) 3 4 12 16
Total Power 34 kW 41.2 kW 53.7 kW 57 kW
Workers Required 3-5 4-6
Paper Consumption/h 85 kg 102 kg 170 kg/h 212 kg/h
Water (kg/h) 255 306 510 636
Fuel Consumption Coal 50 60 83 104
Natural Gas 22-32 26-36 37-47 46-56
Diesel 18-28 22-32 30-40 38-48

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 single-layer design, which means it needs at least 35 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 BTF-1, BTF-4, and BTF-8 series.

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

Model BTF-3-4 BTF-4-4 BTF-4-8 BTF-5-8
Output (piece/h) 2,000 2,500 3,000-4,000 4,000-5,000
Mold (pieces) 12 16 32 40
Total Power 53.7 kW 57 kW 90 kW 150 kW
Workers Required 4-6 5-7
Paper 170 kg/h 212 kg/h 298 kg/h 425 kg/h
Water (kg/h) 510 636 894 1275
Fuel Coal 83 104 125 208
Natural Gas 37-47 46-56 56-66 92-103
Diesel 30-40 38-48 46-56 77-87

Metal Egg Tray Dryer Machine

Metal egg tray dryer is also known as automatic system. It is suitable for all models, especially for large-scale egg tray plant, like BTF-8 and BTF-12. 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.

BTF-1-4 With Metal Egg Tray Dryer
BTF-1-4 in the Philippines
Egg Tray Machine with Metal Dryer to Russia
BTF-4-8 to Russia
Automatic Egg Tray Dryer
BTF-5-12 to Saudi Arabia

Model BTF-4-8 BTF-5-8 BTF-5-12
Output (piece/h) 3,000-4,000 4,000-5,000 5,000-6,000
Mold (pieces) 32 40 60
Total Power 90 kW 150 kW 153 kW
Workers Required 5-7
Paper 298 kg/h 425 kg/h 459 kg/h
Water (kg/h) 894 1275 1377
Fuel Coal 125 208 208
Natural Gas 56-66 92-103 92-103
Diesel 46-56 77-87 77-87

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 pulp molding machine. Let’s review its advantages and limits briefly.

Natural Drying

Advantages

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

Limits

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

Brick Drying Line

Advantages

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

Limits

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

Metal Egg Tray Dryer Machine

Advantages

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

Limits

  • 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.

  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, BTF-1-3 (1,000 pieces/h) requires about 500 square meters for natural drying. While if you build a brick drying room, it should be 35+ 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 Machinery 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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