Kason Blog

3-A Authorization: Don’t Compromise

Posted by Jim Ling on 1/14/21 1:22 PM

Pristine and safe equipment is essential when choosing industrial processing equipment for the food industry or other industries where consumer safety is a top concern. When humans or animals are going to consume the final product, you want to make sure that the processing machines are not subject to contamination of any type. For that reason, it’s important to look for the proper certifications.

In the food industry, the top certification standard is 3-A Authorization. Some vendors will say they are compliant without having the authorization certificate—don’t fall for any piece of equipment that isn’t actually authorized. In the long run, skipping certification requirements will end up being a cost – and potential liability – to your operation.

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Topics: Sanitary Equipment, Sanitary Applications

Cannabis Processing and the Value of Industrial Sifters

Posted by Jim Ling on 9/9/20 10:14 AM
The cannabis processing industry has been quiet about processing methods for years. Until recently, manufacturers selling equipment for cannabis processing didn't have a clear understanding of the purpose of their machinery within the industry. Recent legal changes have eased the secrecy around both medicinal and recreational access to THC-containing products.

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Topics: Centrifrugal Sifters, Round Vibratory Screeners, Industrial Sifters, Cannabis Processing, Industrial Screeners, Industry: Cannabis, Hemp Processing

Dryer Design: Choosing the Right Drying Technology for Your Application

Posted by Sunny Nwadinma on 8/20/20 4:29 PM

There are two major types of dryers: Direct and Indirect Dryers. Direct Dryers utilize hot air as the mechanism of water evaporation while Indirect Dryers utilize rotating heated surfaces to transmit heat into the wet product. The most common dryers are Direct Dryers that use natural gas to heat the drying air. It is important to keep in mind that there’s no one-size-fits-all dryer option that’s used for every application. In this article, we will concentrate on different Direct Dryers that can dry a wet solid feed material.

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Topics: Fluid Bed Dryer, Fluid Bed Dryers, Rotary Dryers, Conveyor Belt Dryer, Direct Dryer

Centrifugal Stillage Separation

Posted by Jim Ling on 7/20/20 2:05 PM

8 Feathers Distillery explains how Kason Corporation treats their waste stream to eliminate sewage surcharges, decrease solid waste disposal fees and to provide a “free” food source for local livestock to nearby farmers in an article published across the globe in Filtration + Separation, Industrial Water World, Brewer & Distiller International, and other publications. Using locally sourced grains and water from a nearby artesian well, the distillery was founded in 2004 to produce spirits.

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Topics: Centrifrugal Sifters, Industry: Distillery/Brewery, Case Histories

Fluid Bed Systems: Circular Versus Rectangular Designs

Posted by Sunny Nwadinma on 7/17/20 10:45 AM

In an eNewsletter article for Powder and Bulk Engineering, we explained the advantages of circular fluid bed dryers and coolers versus those that are rectangular in shape. 

Vibratory fluid bed dryers and coolers are gaining popularity in a large number of applications thanks to their rapid drying times and suitability for heat-sensitive products.  Fluid bed dryers/coolers offer batch and continuous processing capabilities, allowing high throughput for drying and heating applications.  In this article, we discuss the differences between circular and rectangular fluid bed dryers, as well as a number of considerations when choosing between circular or rectangular designs.

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Topics: Fluid Bed Moisturizers, Fluid Bed Dryers, Fluid Bed Coolers, Technical Articles