Ventilex manufactures the highest quality Fluid bed dryers, Fluid bed coolers, Flash dryers, Jet-Bag air filtration, and Bokfard™ Steam sterilization equipment available. Our equipment is custom designed to meet your highest production standards. Ventilex serves the Food, Dairy, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, and Aggregate markets worldwide. Ventilex Fluid bed dryers and coolers are known world wide for their high efficiency and low cost to operate. In addition to using the least amount of energy for drying in the industry and incorporating the latest advancements and PLC controls. Ventilex equipment is robust and engineered for decades of 24/7 operation without major maintenance, Ventilex has all disciplines on staff engineers to make your drying, cooling or stream pasteurization a smooth and easy project. Ventilex will take full process responsibility -- or provide just the equipment.

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Europaweg 8 , BH Heerde , 8181 8181 Netherlands
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Ventilex, founded in 1965 in the Netherlands, has earned a worldwide reputation in providing tailored drying solutions in many industrial branches for example pharmaceuticals, food and dairy, chemicals, energy, biomass and minerals industries. Ventilex is one of the biggest global players in industrial product drying and is known for providing the highest quality, greatest energy saving equipment of its type in the world.

Ventilex has a worldwide network of representatives. Please contact us at the office nearest you so that we can put you in touch with the best resource for your needs.

With offices in The Netherlands and in the USA we have been marketing for more than 50 years:

• Fluid bed drying and cooling technology
• Belt dryer technology
• Continuous sterilizers
• Continuous pasteurizers
• Dehumidification systems

In our own extended laboratory we are able to provide our customers with an optimal drying solution. We test the products here to match the drying solution to the customer’s production process.

We can provide the complete project if required, from testing and engineering to implementation, start-up and after sales. We often supply the installation complete with air input and output and the PLC controls.

We are well known for our reliable systems, designed to withstand decades of 24/7 operation with minimal maintenance. Ventilex has all the disciplines on board to make your industrial drying a smooth and smart process.

Please take a look at our website to see all our possible solutions for your product requirements!

For videos of several Ventilex systems, please visit our dedicated Ventilex Youtube Channel!

We have found that it is best to test a sample of most clients’ products to determine its characteristics and its drying curve. An initial feasibility test carried out in our lab guarantees the best solution for drying and thermal treatment of your products.   

We are able to simulate processes with varying parameters in our lab. This way we are able to determine the optimal specifications for product processing. We know that each product is different and we understand that the size of a product, as well as changes in density during processing and drying, affect the optimization of the process.

Our lab testing “scales up” perfectly.  The test is a precise model of the conditions experienced by your product in a full size machine.

We offer the following alternatives:

Lab Testing at Ventilex USA (Middletown, Ohio)

Our testing lab in Middletown, Ohio has the equipment necessary to test most clients’ sample products to determine their drying characteristics.  From this testing, our application engineers can typically determine the process parameters that are ideal for a particular product.  After this testing, our engineers can determine if fluid bed processing is feasible and provide our clients with a quotation for the appropriate production scale equipment.

Lab System Rental for In-House Testing

In some cases, the drying process is a step within current plant operations and the conditions of the product can only be duplicated within the current plant operation.  In these cases, we can come to you.  We can provide a rental lab unit for process development on a weekly basis. We can also supply a qualified test engineer on a fixed daily cost to oversee the process.

Ventilex Pilot Plant (The Netherlands)

Sometimes, more extensive testing is required at pre-production volumes to refine the client’s process.  In these cases, it is possible to conduct pre-production process development and refinement at the Ventilex Pilot Plant in The Netherlands.  In this case, we can process pre-production volumes, typically up to one ton per hour.  After processing, this material may be returned to the client for use in subsequent process development steps.

Pilot Plant Pre-Production Volumes at Your Facility

In some case, clients need to be able to produce pre-production volumes at their plant location for startups or in conjunction with perfection of upstream and/or downstream processes.  In these cases, Ventilex can supply a rental dryer (1 sq meter size) plus associated technical assistance from our application/process engineers.  This provides a cost effective alternative to reduce risk before production scale equipment is specified and ordered.  

Our equipment can be powered by steam, natural gas, or propane. We provide fans and duct work, as well as the control. All you need is electrical power with steam or gas. Throughput rates are based on product type, but nominal throughput typically ranges from 550 to 1100 lb [250 to 500 kg] per hour range.