27 MAR 2012
POWDEREYE™ performs all the most important product quality tests in a single operation alarms provide
POWDEREYE™ performs all the most important product quality tests in a single operation alarms provide

GEA Process Engineering is now launching POWDEREYE™ - a new system for in-line powder analysis made specifically for spray dryers. The system allows producers of food and dairy powders to perform all the most important product quality tests during spray drying in a single operation.

The POWDEREYE™ is a break-through in in-line powder sampling and analysis. Other technologies are available, but POWDEREYE™ has taken the process one level up. In-line sampling and analysis can now be done in a simple, quick and accurate manner that allows for better monitoring of the spray drying process to help secure product quality and consistency, and plant performance.

POWDEREYE™ makes all tests in a single operation. The samples are taken in a timed frequency and followed by real-time analysis. The analysis includes Powder Moisture Content (by microwave technology), Powder Bulk Density (loose and tapped), Powder Temperature and Scorched Particles (by digital image analysis). All data is displayed to the plant operators as trend curves and alarms in the plant HMI system. The monitoring process uses these five tests; the improved powder quality surveillance; and the documentation makes swift corrective action possible, minimizing both loss of product and process capacity. These benefits are of significant value to the industry, especially at very large production units and for value-added products.

POWDEREYE™ is a highly flexible and adaptable solution that requires no complicated calibration for different products and can be used for a wide range of applications.

Read or download the POWDEREYE brochure.