A pneumatic cover lift that automatically raises the dryer cover at the push of a button allows a single operator to open the fluid-bed dryer or cooler to clean or inspect the system. The feature, offered on dryers manufactured by Witte Co., Washington, N.J., eliminates the need for an on-site overhead crane or other costly lift system, says the manufacturer.

Available on the company's fine particle drying systems that have an integral baghouse dust collector set atop the drying zone, it is on display in the company’s in-house test laboratory on a vibrating fluid-bed dryer for live demonstrations.