A custom industrial conveyor oven — part of a continuous system that processes pellets — will be used by a manufacturer of pet products.

Thermal Product Solutions, New Columbia, Pa., shipped the oven, which is has a maximum temperature of 450°F (232°C) and normal operating temperature of 250°F (121°C). The conveyor belt, constructed of stainless steel wire mesh, is 30" wide and driven by a variable-speed motor. Each heating module has an electric heating system and a vertical-up type airflow system.

The process dries approximately 20 oz/gal (150 g/L) of water per hour from the wet pellets coming from the upstream process prior to the conveyor oven.