Thermal processing is vital in food, pharma, chemical, biomass, cannabis, hemp, and mineral applications, relying on direct or indirect heating methods to change the temperature of a material and alter its state in some way. In many thermal process applications, the drying technology must be extremely precise, and Marion solutions offer uniform heat generation and the ability to efficiently control the operating temperature and moisture content. Tap into our expertise and learn more about the various advantages and disadvantages of different thermal technologies in our Thermal Processing Handbook.

WaveMix:  Combining Waves with Motion




The new wave in thermal processing technology that combines microwave, vacuum and mixing - Wavemix unlocks your potential by using microwave energy to generate returns in your application.  Our insight has proven that an agitated bed of material is key to industrial microwave processing of powders, granulars and slurries.  No hot spots.  No long waits.  In short, no worries.

Microwave heating of a fluid bed of product creates the advantage of shorter processing time, uniform material temperature and the flexibility to operate under pressure, vacuum, and/or nitrogen blanket.  With WaveMix, your return on investment is easily calculated as test results translate directly into production equipment.  Connect with Marion to explore WaveMix as your superior solution.  

WaveMix benefits include:  

  • Shorter processing time
  • High total efficiency of energy
  • Eliminates burning
  • No case hardening
  • Material heated and dried directly
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  • No warm-up or cool-down needed
Sample applications:

  • Powder Drying
  • Finish Dryer
  • Remove Solvents 
  • Microbial Reduction
  • Low Temperature Drying
  • Change of State
  • Dehydration
  • Bonding
  • Thawing
  • Extraction

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What if?  This simple two-word question has been the rocket fuel for research and development since the beginning of time.  Meet Mini, Marion's R&D-sized microwave, vacuum and mixing system.  Think of it as your test lab's killer app, allowing you to unlock the potential of your product, chart an entirely new course altogether or just give you an answer to "What if?".  Better, faster, game-changing, cool, versatile, innovative, magical, brilliant and awesome - this is the feedback WaveMix Mini is generating in labs around the world.  What word will you use to describe the results you achieve with Mini?

Key features include:

  • Volume of paddle mixer:  .6 cuft / 4.5 Gal / 17 liter
  • Microwave generator output:  300-3,000 Watts
  • Auxiliary mode of heating:  ASME rated dimpled steam jacket 
  • Maximum vacuum level:  80 Torr
  • Product contact surfaces:  T304 32 Ra / Food Grade FKM / Food Grade PTFE
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Don’t let your profits get hung out to dry by curing your hemp products or cannabis products the old fashioned way. With WaveMix™ microwave drying technology, your cannabis product goes from wet to dry in three hours or less. Marion brings over 80 years of processing experience to this emerging market, creating a competitive advantage for hemp and cannabis growers. You gain control of every variable in the drying process, which creates a consistent outcome…harvest after harvest.

Key features include:

  • Batch sizes range from 600-3,000 lbs
  • Dry hemp or cannabis up to 99.5% faster than natural drying processes
  • Drastically reduced footprint (900 sq ft) compared to traditional drying rooms (10,000+ sq ft)
  • Save money on HVAC, water treatment, risk mitigation, and more
  • Eliminate material loss
  • Increased energy efficiency
  • Eliminates burning
  • No case hardening
  • Instant power control

The difference is in the details

Drying 3,000 lbs of hemp or cannabis in a matter of minutes might seem like magic, but there’s some serious science behind it. Depending on the size of WaveMix machine you choose, the variables will change. But the incredible outcome is always constant — perfectly dried product that is ready for extraction faster than ever before.


Capacity 60cf 100cf 200cf 400cf
Material Temperature Degree F 120-165 120-165 120-165 120-165
Maximum Machine Temp Degree F 350 350 350 350
Temperature Sensor Infrared & RTD Measurement Infrared & RTD Measurement Infrared & RTD Measurement Infrared & RTD Measurement
Machine Materials T304 Stainless Steel T304 Stainless Steel T304 Stainless Steel T304 Stainless Steel
Electrical Requirements 3PH 480V 50/60Hz 3PH 480V 50/60Hz 3PH 480V 50/60Hz 3PH 480V 50/60Hz
Initial Wet Material Weight (75% moisture) 1,200 2,000 4,000 8,000
Rate of Water Removal (lbs/hr) 186.5 186.4 372.3 744.6
Final Dry Material Weight (10% moisture) 333 556 1,111 2,222
Total Dry Time (hrs) 4.65 7.75 7.76 7.76
Dried Material Rate (lbs/hr) 71.6 71.7 143.2 286.2

Learn more about cannabis thermal processing in our blog, Cannabis Processing: The Importance of Thermal Processing Equipment. And check out our blog on the 5 Things to Look for in Your Hemp Drying Equipment for more information on choosing the right equipment for your cannabis and hemp products. Interested in learning more about our WaveMix Cannabis product? Download this product sheet! Or, reach out to us directly about WaveMix Cannabis here.

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