NEW GASKETS. SAME DRYER.

New Gaskets

 

 

(Picture of our New Gasket)

Improved dryer drum outlet tube gaskets wear 50% longer

We all know dryer tube gaskets are a consumable part of your dryer that can be expensive to replace.

At Uzelac Industries, we have created a modified dryer outlet tube gasket that is more cost effective than the prior styles over the life of your dryer.

Are you looking for a way to improve the efficiency of your dryer while saving money?

The old gasket had riveted seals that fall off when they wear down to the rivets.

Our new gaskets have a bolted-on seal—where the bolts ride above the area of wear, which allows for about 50% more wear time on the seals.

Rather than purchasing a completely new gasket when the seals eventually wear out, our seals can be purchased separately and bolted onto the existing gasket—saving you hundreds of dollars every time this basic maintenance is needed.

Reach out to a Uzelac representative today to take advantage of this amazing cost-saving technology.

Uzelac Industries Engineers Earn Professional Certifications in SOLIDWORKS

 

 

(Example of a model created in SOLIDWORKS)

Uzelac Industries Engineers Earn Professional Certifications in SOLIDWORKS

Uzelac Industries is proud to announce that our engineers Jordan Fults, Josh Kudick and Pratik Kumar have received their Professional Certifications in SOLIDWORKS. Only 399 people in the state have this professional certification. Uzelac Industries uses SOLIDWORKS for 3-D Modeling and design, which is a very efficient program and can help see potential issues before anything is fabricated.

Uzelac Industries is committed to our employees’ continuous improvement and growth through training, courses, and testing. We believe it is important to adapt to new technologies and programs that will better our business and our people.

TRACK / TIRE RESURFACING AND REPLACEMENT FOR M-E-C DRYER DRUMS

 

TRACK / TIRE RESURFACING AND REPLACEMENT FOR M-E-C DRYER DRUMS

Uzelac Industries |Nov. 3rd, 2020

TRACK / TIRE RESURFACING AND REPLACEMENT

Make sure to get on our maintenance schedule to minimize any possible downtime!

TRACK RESURFACING
We have the experience and equipment to resurface M-E-C drum track / tires, safely and efficiently, minimizing downtime.

Resurfacing track / tires creates a flat level surface:
• Eliminates pitting and prevents cracking
• Eliminates vibration by reducing ripples in
track / tires

Resulting in:
• Prolonged life of bearings, trunnions, thrust
rollers and the track / tires itself
• Improved dryer tracking performance
Reduced trunnion adjustment

REPLACING END TRACK/TIRES
Uzelac Industries has the ability to replace track / tires located in the end of your dryer drum using well-established and proven methods.

REPLACING IN-BOARD TRACK / TIRES
We offer an alternative technology to replace in-board tracks that will reduce down time
during replacement by over 50%. We completely eliminate the need to cut-off the end of the drum to replace the track / tires.

CASE STUDY
We replaced the in-board track on a 12’ x 72’ M-E-C drum for a customer in Dallas. This drum has been running for over 3 years without any issue. Our technology saved the facility over 130 hours of downtime, compared to the traditional process.

Rotary Drying is Fast and Effective

 

Rotary Drying is Fast and Effective

POWDER & BULK SOLIDS
Uzelac Industries | Aug 07, 2020

Rotary Drying is a fast and effective method of drying that requires a relatively small space for large volumes. Here is a brief description of how rotary drying works:

Wet product is brought into direct contact with a hot air stream that is generated from any number of fuel sources. The wet product and hot air are drawn into a rotating dryer drum. The hot air stream dries and conveys the product in a concurrent process. The drum is equipped with internal longitudinal lifting flights that repeatedly drops the product into the axial air stream. As the product dries inside the drum it advances towards the collection system for the dried product.

The desired outlet moisture of the product is obtained by controlling the drum outlet air temperature, modulating the fuel control system as required. The heat source is modulated on the infeed side of the dryer. As the amount of product and moisture in the drum increase, the inlet temperature increases accordingly to satisfy the heat needed to dry the product effectively.

At the discharge end of the drum, the dried product is conveyed into cyclones where the product is separated from the airstream and discharged.

After the cyclones, the airstream is ducted to an induced draft fan. The fan creates a suction on the system that has two functions: to pull the heat from the burner through the drum and to advance the product in the rotary drum. duct dries inside the drum it advances towards the collection system for the dried product.

As also seen in Powder & Bulk Solids.
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Illinois, Wisconsin universities team up to test different hemp varieties with farmers’ help

Illinois, Wisconsin universities team up to test different hemp varieties with farmers’ help

HEMP INDUSTRY DAILY
July 15, 2020

The University of Illinois and the University of Wisconsin are recruiting Midwestern farmers to plant and test different varieties of hemp this year in exchange for discounted cannabinoid sampling.

Project participants must agree to at least two sampling dates per plant variety for collection into the Midwestern Hemp Database. The University of Illinois Extension says that as a new crop to the Midwest, “best management practices (BMPs) and varietal performance of industrial hemp have yet to be determined.”

Best practices for managing wood fibre storage and combustible dust

 

Best practices for managing wood fibre storage and combustible dust

CANADIAN BIOMASS
By Fahimeh Yazdan Panah | June 23, 2020

Combustible wood dust in confined storage could present a risk of fire and explosion if it’s not managed effectively. The Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) has developed tools to improve safety and lower the risk when working around wood fibre storage.

In 2017, the Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC)’s Safety Committee, in collaboration with the BC Forest Safety Council (BCFSC), the Manufacturing Advisory Group and WorkSafeBC, established a Working Group to lead the process on developing best practices for combustible dust management in wood fibre storage. This collaboration resulted in the formation of the Wood Fibre Storage Working Group (WFSWG), with the overall objective of improving safety within the wood manufacturing sector by eliminating injuries and fatalities.

Putting hemp in your rotation?

Putting hemp in your rotation?

GRAINEWS.COM
By Angela Lovell | January 29, 2020

Adding hemp to your crop rotation doesn’t involve as many regulatory hoops as it used to. With shorter varieties that make residue management easier and rapidly growing markets, especially for organic hemp, there seems to be a lot of potential value in this specialty crop.

Most hemp grown in Western Canada is used for human consumption, although there is renewed interest in hemp fibre, and if a planned decortication plant in Alberta goes ahead, it could provide future opportunities for the straw by-product.

UBC researchers develop biodegradable wood fibre mask for COVID-19

 

UBC researchers develop biodegradable wood fibre mask for COVID-19

CANADIAN BIOMASS
By University of British Columbia | May 21, 2020

The shortage of medical grade masks worldwide has hobbled health care professionals responding to the novel coronavirus — highlighting the need for improving supply lines and manufacturing more masks locally.

Researchers in the Bioproducts Institute at the University of British Columbia (UBC) have stepped up to the challenge, designing what could be the very first N95 mask that can be sourced and made entirely in Canada. It’s also possibly the world’s first fully compostable and biodegradable medical mask.

US Forest Service funds 8 wood energy projects

US Forest Service funds 8 wood energy projects

BIOMASS MAGAZINE
By Erin Voegele | April 21, 2020

The U.S. Forest Service on April 16 announced it is awarding a total of $7.62 million to 35 projects as part of the agency’s Wood Innovations Grant Program. Eight of those projects focus on renewable energy, while the remaining 27 focus on expanding markets for wood products.