Pellet dryers

MAAG Group manufactures pellet dryers for the most demanding customers. Depending on the application, MAAG offers centrifugal dryers, impact drying systems and belt dryers which can be combined with underwater pelletizing systems and strand pelletizing systems.

Centrifugal dryers for any application

GALA dryers and AUTOMATIK´s CENTRO differentiate themselves with the highest operational availability and the industry’s greatest throughputs. As the industry leader for more than 60 years with an installed base of more than 11,000 dryers, you can be confident that MAAG’s dryers will bring the best value and most reliable service life available.

Reliability is a critical performance requirement; dryer systems are relied upon to run 24/7 uninterrupted operation. Failure of a dryer system can have significant financial impact to a pelletizing operation. Therefore, MAAG is committed to ensuring reliability by applying engineering analysis and utilizing strict manufacturing quality standards. Before shipment, every MAAG dryer must meet the same balance requirements of a high precision grinding machine; delivering less vibration resulting in lower fatigue and longer bearing life.  In addition, specialized blades and rotors designed to resist wear in abrasive applications are available for all the dryers.

GALA dryers and AUTOMATIK´s CENTRO systems have been used to dry every polymer type with throughputs up to 150 metric tons/hr (330,000 lbs /hr).  There is a centrifugal dryer solution for all pelletizing applications.

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Impact dryer for drying raw material
Belt dryer for gentle drying
Gala´s Centrifugal dryer

Virgin Polymer Production

For the virgin polymer producer, MAAG large dryers can dry up to 150 metric tons/hr (330,000 lbs per hour) with less than 0.5% moisture. Many of these dryers have been in continuous operation for years.  As a critical part of the virgin polymer operation, MAAG dryers can be trusted to have the longest runtime and reliability available.  Our GALA brand dryers are the standard for virgin polymer production.

In addition to industry leading performance and reliability, MAAG dryers are designed to meet the strict safety requirements of virgin polymer producers.

Compounding

Compounding and masterbatch dryers are designed to dry from 1 to 11,500 kg/hr (1 to 25,000 lbs/hr). With dryers optimized for fast cleaning and color change, MAAG dryers can lower cost for compounders. In addition, MAAG dryers can be integrated with MAAG strand and underwater pelletizing systems for an optimized pellet production system.

Plastic Recycling

Post-industrial and post-consumer plastics are a valuable resource and growing opportunity.  However, processing of recycled plastics is a highly competitive market and operators require systems that will produce pellets at the lowest cost.  With low maintenance costs, energy efficient operation and a favorable throughput relative to size, MAAG dryers keep recyclers competitive in a challenging market.

Specialized Drying Processes

MAAG dryers have been used to dry a wide variety of non-pellet products from food to pharmaceuticals.  MAAG drying applications experts can evaluate any drying requirement to determine the most efficient and economical solution.

Product overview dryers

MAAG | Pellet dryer | Easy Access

EA

All members of the EASY ACCESS centrifugal pellet dryer series from Gala offer wide doors which permit easy, convenient and safe access for internal cleaning and maintenance. All Gala pellet dryers are supplied with door timed interlocks [...]

Application: Compounding • Masterbatch • Polymer production
Category: Dryers
MAAG | Centrifugal pellet dryer process | ECLN Model

ECLN Model

Easy-Clean Low-Noise (ECLN) pellet dryers are particularly easy to service and meet high demands on noise reduction < 80 dB(A). Features:

  • Double walls filled with insulating material. Sound pressure level of < 80 dB(A) [...]

Application: Compounding • Masterbatch • Polymer production
Category: Dryers
MAAG | Centrifugal pellet dryer system cleaning | SC Model

Model SC

The Gala Self-Cleaning Pellet Dryer is designed to achieve a high degree of self-cleaning which will reduce the otherwise common downtimes to a minimum. In most cases, this centrifugal pellet dryer does not need to be cleaned and nor [...]

Application: Compounding • Masterbatch • Polymer production
Category: Dryers
MAAG | Centrifugal dryer for any application | CYCLO®

CYCLO®

CYCLO® is energy-efficient pellet drying with minimal space required. The dryers are suitable for use with both PEARLO® underwater pelletizing and M-USG and P-USG underwater strand pelletizing systems. Well thought-out and highly [...]

Application: Compounding • Masterbatch • Polymer production
Category: Dryers
MAAG | Manufacturer | CENTRO centrifugal dryer

CENTRO centrifugal dryer

The CENTRO series of dryers is suitable for use with both underwater pelletizing and underwater strand pelletizing systems. Well thoughtout and highly accessible components, such as the core rotor device, serve to provide excellent [...]

Application: Compounding • Masterbatch • Polymer production
Category: Dryers
MAAG | Pellet dryer producion | High-Capacity Model

High-Capacity Model

Gala has engineered a high capacity centrifugal pellet dryer for continuous processes. Large resin producers have the need for higher capacity, continuous operation pellet dryers. By utilizing patented processes and innovative equipment [...]

Application: Polymer production
Category: Dryers
MAAG | Centrifugal Dryer for Recycled Products

Centrifugal Dryer for Recycled Products

Pellet dryer designs are based on current product rate testing. Gala has been conducting extensive testing on our centrifugal recycled plastic pellet dryers at full production rates since early [...]

Application: Recycling
Category: Dryers
MAAG | Strand pelletizing system | AERO

AERO

The AERO impact dryer provides for gentle, low-impact separation of cooling water in connection with M-USG underwater strand pelletizing systems. As the pellets are conveyed and dried without moving mechanical parts, high pellet quality is [...]

Application: Polymer production
Category: Dryers
MAAG | Pellet drying technology | DURO belt dryer

DURO

The DURO belt dryer in combination with the underwater pelletizing systems from Gala and Automatik is the perfect solution for the production of abrasive or brittle pellets such as compounds highly filled with fiber glass or minerals. The [...]

Application: Compounding
Category: Dryers

TUMBLER™

The Gala Tumbler may be used as a defluidizer or dryer for brittle products, a pellet coater for tacky products, or a pellet classifier for any type of [...]

Application: Compounding
Category: Dryers

Impact dryer for drying raw material

The AERO impact dryer is regularly combined with the M-USG underwater strand pelletizing system to dry plastic pellets. The AERO dryer has been delivering consistently good drying performance for decades, especially in conjunction with virgin polymer raw materials.

Belt dryer for gentle drying

The DURO belt dryer is the ideal partner for MAAG’s underwater pelletizing systems in the production of abrasive or brittle pellets such as high glass fiber-filled or mineral-filled compounds. The pellets are dried very gently because there is no relative movement between the pellets and the dryer components.

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