A 3,000-ft2testing laboratory at Witte Co., Washington, N.J., has full-size, fully functional equipment that allows food and chemical engineers as well as other professionals to test processing performance without pilot-plant or scaleup risks.

Among other equipment, the facility includes a 12' long fluid bed dryer suitable for most products and a 6' long fluid bed dryer with an integral bag collector for drying fine powders down to 10 micron. For maximum flexibility in meeting target specifications for moisture content, particle size, particle shape and other parameters, the equipment can be fitted with the company's autoweirs, which provide real-time adjustment of dryer bed depth and retention time.

For more information or to schedule a free test, contact James Schak at (908) 689-6500 or visit www.witte.com/freetest.shtml.