Louisville Dryer Company builds professional industrial hemp dryers. Our efficient hemp dryers increase crop yield and speed up production. System design, integration, and 24/7 support for bulk drying systems. From shredded biomass to whole flower dryers, our systems retain more CBD and VOCs than others.
Increase Crop Yield, Cut Production Time with Hemp Dryers
Cut down on the time it takes to dry your hemp harvest by accurately controlling the drying environment. The Louisville Dryer Company brings decades of agricultural experience to industrial hemp drying.
Louisville Dryers have hemp dryers with the capacity to process up to 10 tons of hemp per hour!
Cut Costs | Maximize Production | Increase Quality
Direct Heat Dryers
Dry Hemp Faster with a Direct Heat Dryer
Harvesting and drying of hemp are critical stages in CBD and THC production. There are many threats to your hemp crop including Mold, mildew and pests. These threats can lower your production, CBD quality, and ultimately your profits.
You can put the days of hanging your crops in an old dusty barn for days on end in the past. With the Louisville Dryer Direct Heat Dryer, you no longer have to worry about temperature and humidity fluctuations posing a threat to your hemp harvest. A Direct Heat Dryer from Louisville Dryer can turn days of drying into mere hours.
Direct Heat Dryers are fast and clean ways to dry your seasonal harvest. We’ve combined close to 100 years of proven industry knowledge and experience to develop the best agricultural dryers in the industry.
Our Direct Heat Dryers efficiently control the Hemp drying process and turns days of drying into hours
The most efficient hemp drying system uses less energy, produces a greener product, and retains more CBD than other popular solutions on the market. Request a quote and discover the integrated solution that handles, shreds, dries, separates, sorts, and packages biomass – fresh off the field or wet-baled.
Step 1: Conveying
Fresh off the field or out of bales, hemp is moved from its staging area by one of several conveying methods depending on the state of the product and the facility. It then passes by magnets to remove any metal that may have been picked up in the field and is fed into the shredder . It is then conveyed once more over a weighbelt , which uses product weight and conveyance speed to control the feed rate of the entire line and precisely meter the shredded hemp into the dryer .
Step 2: Shredding
Shredder s ensure consistent particle sizes that can be dried at consistent rates. Shredders are used instead of mills because they slice the product rather than mashing or crushing it. Crushing wet product can cause a few problems. First, particulates get in every crevice and are hard to remove, especially with cannabis’ inherent stickiness. Second, the product is compressed, reducing the surface-area-to-air ratio, and thus the efficiency of the dryer. Once out of the shredder , product is discharged and conveyed to the dryer .
Inconsistent product means wet spots. Wet spots mean mold or over-drying; product must be homogenized.
Step 2: Shredding
Step 3: Drying
Than other popular methods
With less energy
Lower cost of ownership
Retaining more CBD
With less space
Occupying smaller footprint
Backed by 24/7 service
Fluid bed drying is a well-established method in the food processing industry and is now successfully being applied to hemp biomass. Kason’s fluid bed dryers operate by passing hemp over vibrating screens while forcing air up through it, suspending the hemp like ping-pong balls over air streams. Because it uses much less heat than tumble dryers there is significantly less product degradation, and because it exposes biomass to more air per cfm, it uses less energy than belt dryers. A fluid bed system costs significanly less to operate than other methods, takes less space, requires less up-front investment, and retains more volatiles like terpenes. Whereas tumbler and belt dryers collect keef on surfaces and lose it to the environment, fluid bed dryers capture the volatiles and either return them to each batch in real-time or collect them for use. Single and dual-stage systems are available with 1,000 and 3,500 lbs capacities respectively.
Marion’s Microwave dryers operate under vacuum and slowly & evenly heat cannabis while gently cycling it with specialized paddles. Because microwaves permeate all the product at once, particle size reduction is unnecessary, making this method ideal for all kinds of cannabis. The largest microwave dryers top out at 1,000 lbs/hr—making them appropriate for all cannabis plants—and have a number of benefits related to their ability to hold precise temperatures throughout the entire product with less than a degree variation in temperature. Not only does this allow decarbing of pellets, for example, but it allows terpenes to be pulled and collected based on evaporation point. This is because microwave drying allows the hemp to be held at extremely precise temperatures, within 1 °F of the desired temperature.