Buhler Aeroglide Ceres Hygienic DryerBühler Aeroglide‘s Food Safety Team introduces a state of the art dryer designed for the clean, safe production of coated RTE cereal products.  The new Bühler Ceres offers maximized production, significantly reduced cleaning times, and energy efficiency with a game-changing design, a direct result of an active collaboration with cereal processors from around the world. The company will showcase a prototype of the dryer next month at Interpack 2014, the process and packaging trade fair in Dusseldorf, Germany.

With four patents pending and more than 30 other innovations, Ceres provides the highest level of sanitary production for coated RTE cereal products available on the market today. From its sophisticated chainless conveyor system to the simplicity of tool-less connections and hygienic door latches, the standard has been overturned at every step of the design process.  

A number of sanitary innovations, including pitched floors and roofs, an integrated CIP system, a continuous belt washing system, comprehensive water management system and dozens of other hygienic design elements, combine to not only reduce the average cleaning downtime from 8 hours to 2 hours, but also significantly increase the effectiveness and ease of cleaning. Even with challenging products, the Ceres is able to be thoroughly cleaned in far less time than existing technologies, allowing processors to quickly change products without risk of cross contamination. Ceres also offers improved hygienic product contact surfaces, and reliable, lower risk components such as roller bearings and conveyor side guides constructed from FDA-approved non-metallic materials.