Vertical dryer

A complete range dedicated to grain drying

A recognised designer and manufacturer of vertical dryers for over 60 years, FAO offers a wide range of dryers to meet the specific needs and applications of its customers. Our continuous or recirculating vertical dryers achieve the desired moisture content for grains, pellets, and oilseeds. All our vertical dryers operate with vacuum to ensure even air distribution. In addition, the smooth-walled design facilitates dryer cleaning, considerably reduces the risk of fire and limits dust emissions into the environment. Our reliable, high-performance recirculating air dryers are specially designed for batch grain drying. The continuous-flow dryer, with or without an energy saver, is the ideal solution for farms requiring uninterrupted production.

Recirculating vertical dryer

Recirculating dryer

Continuous vertical dryer

Continuous dryer

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What is a vertical dryer?

A vertical dryer is industrial equipment specifically designed to reduce the moisture content of cereals. This process is essential to guarantee the quality, preservation, and safety of stored grain. Cereals with a high moisture content can quickly develop mold, making them risky to store and use for consumption.

Where can I find vertical dryers?

Vertical dryers play an essential role in grain processing in :

  • Agricultural cooperatives: These structures collect cereals from different farmers and often have to dry them to meet storage standards.
  • Farms: Many farmers have their own grain dryers to process their crops before storage or sale.
  • Cereal processing plants: Before cereals are transformed into finished products, drying is often necessary to guarantee their quality.

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How does a vertical dryer work?

The vertical dryer is designed around fundamental principles to ensure maximum efficiency:

  • Air intake: A powerful fan draws in outside air, heats it, then directs it through the cereals.
  • Air distribution: Thanks to their vacuum design, dryers ensure even distribution of hot air across the grains.
  • Moisture evacuation: Moisture-laden air is then expelled from the dryer, ensuring continuous drying.

What are the advantages of a vertical dryer?

The vertical dryer offers a multitude of advantages to guarantee grain quality:

  • Preserved quality: By reducing moisture content, grains retain their nutritional and taste qualities.
  • Longer shelf life: Dry grains keep longer, which helps limit losses.
  • Increased safety: Proper drying limits the growth of harmful micro-organisms and reduces the risk of fire.
  • Efficiency: FAO dryers offer high efficiency while minimising emissions and energy costs.

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