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.
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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
|Material Temperature Degree F||145-165||145-165||145-165||145-165|
|Maximum Machine Temp Degree F||350||350||305||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)||600||1,000||2,000||3,000|
|Rate of Water Removal (lbs/hr)||188.0||187.5||375.0||749.7|
|Final Dry Material Weight (10% moisture)||167||278||556||833|
|Total Dry Time (hrs)||2.3||3.85||3.85||2.89|
|Average Applied Power (kW)||80||80||160||320|
|Dried Material Rate (lbs/hr)||72.5||72.2||144.3||288.3|
|Power Density (W/lb)||133.3||80.0||80.0||106.7|