Fluid bed dryers & coolers

How does a fluid bed dryer work?

A continuous fluid-bed system  is a machine in which a continuous flow of “wet” powder, granular or flakes material is conveyed over a perforated bed.  Hot drying air is blown through the holes of a perforated plate.  The wet solids are lifted from the bottom and causes the  solids to behave as a fluid. The air velocity is adjusted to keep the moving layer of material fluidized.

Conveying of the product is achieved by means of a low-frequency, high amplitude shaker mechanism. The “Shaking” motion plug flow of the Tema fluid bed, allows first-in, first-out drying of products and well-mixed fluidization, which covers the entire  spectrum and is able to accurately control the spread of residence time.

Advantages of continuous fluid-bed dryer system technology

  • Low energy consumption compared to other type of dryers
  • Accurate control of the residence time, product is dried uniformly
  • Gentle on sensitive materials (no friction)
  • Low operating costs
  • Cooling section integrated in dryer
  • Handling of sticky products (from centrifuges or filters)
  • Small footprint
  • Process flexibility
  • Reliable system, less downtime
TEMA Process BV Logo - Fluid Bed dryers - Thermal Dryers

TEMA Process is specialized in the design and manufacture of Fluid Bed Systems for a variety of industries. Our expertise extends to drying, cooling, roasting, torrefaction, puffing, blanching, stripping, and the sterilization and pasteurization of spices and herbs. We offer both continuous and batch fluid bed systems, tailored to meet specific industry requirements. These systems are particularly well-suited for handling minerals, chemicals, food, feed, and biomass. TEMA Process’s technology is versatile, supporting industries from pharmaceuticals to food production, ensuring product integrity in batch processes and efficiency in continuous operations. Our fluid beds are customizable, with options like static or dynamic configurations and submerged heat exchangers, showcasing our commitment to innovation and client-specific solutions.

Types of Fluid bed dryers

Fluid bed units

Types of Fluid bed dryers - fluid bed dryer unit

A fluid bed is an effective unit to thermally treat powders, crystalline products, pelletized or extruded materials. High heat and mass transfer are obtained as a result of the intimate contact between fluidizing air and product.

Shaking fluid bed

shaking fluid bed dryer

units for continuous operation and suitable for sticky materials with a wide particle size distribution. The shaking motion improves the fluidization and transport of any material within the fluid bed. Drying gas temperature up to 750 °C and product temperatures up to 400 °C are achieved

Static fluid bed

Static (non-shaking) fluidised bed or fluid bed

units in continuous and batch type for more uniform materials that do not tend to agglomerate. It is possible to install submerged heat exchangers in a deep static bed. With submerged heat exchangers energy input is both from the fluidizing air as well as from the heat exchangers reducing the size of the equipment and limiting the exhaust air volume.


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    Tema Process offers solutions suitable for a broad number of industries

    Chemical industry

    For Products; sodium chloride, herbicides, CMC, detergents, ammonium sulphate, sodium sulphate, potassium sulphate, polymers, PVC, PVDC, fertilizers, plastics, EPS, fibres, metal salts etc.

    Food industry machine manufacturer

    Food & Feed industry

    For Breadcrumbs, dextrose, rice, sugar, herbs & spices, flaked or extruded cereals, milk powder, lactose, tomato and citrus pulp, fish meal, fish feed, animal feed, return bread, etc.

    mineral industry

    Mineral Industry

    Our solutions can be used for several products in the Mineral Industry; Sand, Salt, quartz sand, gypsum, slag sand, limestone, kaolin / Clay, Chalk, potash, salts, phosphates, Zeolites, coal, mineral ores etc.

    Renewables and biomass industry

    For Products; Organic Fertilizer ,Orange & lemon peel, sludge, manure, paper sludge, wood, biomass, refuse-derived fuel, Carbon black granules, Chicken manure etc.

    TEMA Process: Custom Fluid Bed Dryer Manufacturing

    Tema Process Fluid bed dryers machine manufacturer Factory Logo
    new factory

    To prepare for further growth, TEMA Process BV in has moved to its new engineering ( 1800 m2)  and production ( 8000 m2)  facility in the Netherlands.  The new facility was built under management of TEMA Process BV and is totally  fit for manufacturing of fluid bed dryers, coolers and associated equipment.

    Expertise in Fluidized Bed Dryer Design and Engineering

    TEMA Process specializes in the design, engineering, testing, and installation of custom fluid bed dryers for a variety of industrial applications. As a leading fluid bed dryer manufacturer, we focus on delivering high-quality, custom-made drying solutions tailored to the specific needs of your factory.

    Precision Engineering for Optimal Performance

    Our fluidized bed dryers are engineered with precision, ensuring that each machine meets the specific requirements of your production process. Our team of experienced engineers collaborates closely with you to develop dryers that integrate seamlessly into your existing systems, enhancing efficiency and productivity.

    Comprehensive Testing and Installation

    Every fluid bed dryer from TEMA Process undergoes rigorous testing to guarantee performance and durability. Our commitment to quality extends from the design stage through to the final installation in your facility, ensuring that our machines operate optimally within your production environment.

    Reliable Solutions for Your Drying Needs

    As your fluid bed dryer manufacturer, TEMA Process is dedicated to providing solutions that enhance the productivity and efficiency of your operations. Our custom-engineered fluidized bed dryers are designed to meet the unique challenges of your factory, delivering reliable and effective drying performance.

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