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Sawdust dryer

Сушилка для опилок, барабанная сушилка для опилок

Drum dryer for sawdust, wood chips, sunflower husks, hay, straw and other high-moisture products of woodworking, agriculture.

We produce drying drums of various modifications for drying sawdust, sunflower husk, straw, etc.  productivity from 500 kg to 10 tons. per hour .


Classic drying unit . Please do not confuse it with ABM, which is not very suitable for drying wood chips, sawdust, etc. and is less economical (more energy intensive) than our drying units. The main advantage of the drying unit of our production is its versatility. In a drum dryer for sawdust, it is possible to dry raw materials of almost any size from 50 microns (microns) to pieces of 50-100 mm in size (chips) and with an initial moisture content of 20 to 70%. Final humidity - 8 - 15% (the required percentage of humidity is set at the request of the customer). It is also necessary to understand that the larger the piece of wood chips, the worse the drying will be. All other things being equal - a drum of the same size, heat generator power, drying temperature, on large chips (30-60 mm) the productivity will be 10-25% lower than on small chips (10-30 mm).

Our drying drums for drying sawdust and wood chips are aggregated with heat generators operating on solid fuels (wood burning stoves, coal furnaces, wood chips furnaces).

The most easy-to-maintain and economical heat generators are firewood / coarse chips. They are not automated and require constant monitoring - the presence of a stoker is a must. The lowest cost of drying is the main advantage of a wood-fired heat generator. If you are a supporter of full automation of production, then a heat generator on finely chopped chips (10-20-30 mm, no more) is more suitable for you. True, the automation of the process does not lead to the complete removal of people from the fuel supply process. All the same, an apparatchik is required, who will monitor the work of the fuel supply and remove ash. Also, automatic fuel supply is very expensive for many customers.


When using a wood-fired heat generator or a wood chip heat generator, it is necessary to constantly monitor the moisture content of the incoming firewood, chips, otherwise the required  thermal power for the drying process will be impossible. It also requires a permanent large warehouse for firewood and a firewood preparation area (unloading, sawing, sorting). For example, for a heat generator with a capacity of 1-1.5 MW, the required amount of firewood is 25-38 cubic meters. per day, which is equivalent to 1 truck. Thus, it turns out that, depending on the wishes and needs of the customer, the type of heat generator used is not always obvious. 

  1. Contrary to the established prejudices, rumors, according to pseudospecialists, it is drying in a classic drying drum in 1 pass with a moisture reduction from 60-65 to 10-12% that is the most economical. Compared to aerodynamic dryers of both drum type (AVM-0.65, AVM-1.5) and tubular (Chinese coils), a standard drum consumes significantly less electricity per 1 ton of dry product than the others. Estimated energy savings in comparison with other types of drying units common in Ukraine will be 40-60 UAH per 1 ton of dry raw materials.

  2. Also, in addition to the heat generator, for the operation of the drying drum, a smoke exhauster is needed, which ensures the suction of the necessary air for combustion, its passage through the drying drum, cyclone and evacuation of evaporated moisture. For each capacity in tons per hour, taking into account humidity at the inlet and outlet of the drying drum, rheological properties of the material, porosity, etc., a smoke exhauster is specially calculated, designed and manufactured with the required parameters.

  3. The third necessary element for the correct management of the drying process of materials is the presence of a dust-precipitating cyclone . The cyclone parameters depend on the performance of the drying drum, the amount of moisture removed from the material, the type of heat generator. Therefore, in each individual case, depending on the configuration, we select the cyclones individually.


When buying a dryer in our company, we provide all the necessary documents - a data sheet, an operation manual, installation and aggregation schemes with the supply and unloading of material. We also provide any feasible advisory assistance in the preparation of project documentation for coordination with government agencies.

Warranty - 24 months. After the end of the warranty - discount service.

Characteristics of drying units Energotek

Basic Attributes

Manufacturer                    Energotek
Manufacturer country
Guarantee period
                 24 (month)

additional characteristics

Productivity t / h 1.5   Required dimensions LxWxH 12000x2100x2400
Productivity t / h 1
    Required dimensions LxWxH 12000x1900x2200
Productivity t / h 2
    Required dimensions LxWxH 14000x2200x2700
Productivity t / h 3
    Required dimensions LxWxH 16000x2500x3000
Productivity t / h 0.5
   Required dimensions LxWxH 12000x1700x2000
Productivity t / h 2.5
   Required dimensions LxWxH 12000x2350x2800

Ordering information

Packing method: Without packing. Shipment to the customer's vehicle.

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