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Witte Unveils Motorised Hoist System to Automatically Raise Fluid Bed Dryer Cover

Thursday, May 31, 2012 by The Witte Company

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motorised hoistVibrating fluid bed dryers and coolers from process equipment manufacturer The Witte Company, Washington, New Jersey, feature an optional motorised hoist system that automatically raises the cover and reveals the entire drying or cooling system interior to permit safe, fast, easy access for inspection, cleaning and maintenance.

Operated at the push of a button, the Witte motorised hoist system replaces manual, hand-operated winches with a safer, more modern approach that enables a single worker to lift and remove the cover of the largest, heaviest fluid bed dryers and coolers, which may span upwards of 36ft in length and top 1,000lb. The increased load bearing capacity further allows the entire steel conveying section to be raised and removed while attached to the cover to permit easy access to the drying or cooling pan underneath and invite clear forklift access for deck removal.

Ideal for specification on large vibrating fluid bed dryers and coolers or on small capacity dryers and coolers in facilities where worker safety and machine cleanability are priorities, the Witte motorised hoist system includes two or more electric hoists with davit supports. The automated system is installed during manufacture and tested prior to shipping the fluidised bed dryer or cooler. The motorised hoist system may also be retrofitted on Witte drying and cooling systems in the field.