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Industrial Cannabis Dryer

Enerdes has extensive experience with the design of industrial drying systems and drying rooms for the industrial cannabis production. We can engineer a system that fits your needs, for both small and large scale productions.

With predetermined drying curves, homogenous airflow and accurate sensing you will be able to achieve ideal drying conditions accurately and repeatedly in order to obtain the best possible product with minimal effort.

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Advantages of Enerdes® Drying Systems

Enerdes is part of the Reinders Corporation and has been developing and manufacturing industrial cannabis dryers for decades. Read more about the benefits below:

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Precision-controlled drying

Enerdes dryers deliver a fast, precise, and uniform drying process, ensuring every plant experiences the same drying cycle for consistent quality.

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High-volume capacity

Designed to handle a large number of plants, these dryers offer a quick but controlled drying process, maximizing throughput without sacrificing quality.

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Automated and cost-efficient

With full automation, Enerdes dryers reduce labor costs significantly and can accommodate both trimmed and untrimmed plants, providing flexibility and efficiency.

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Quality preservation

Operating at low temperatures to maintain the integrity of active compounds, Enerdes dryers are CBC friendly, ensuring high product quality with every batch.

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Robust and safe technology

Utilizing time-tested, reliable technology, Enerdes dryers offer a safe drying solution with built-in odor control and energy-efficient operation.

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Innovative disinfection system

Equipped with a disinfection system using UV light, Enerdes dryers minimize the risk of contamination and mold, ensuring a safe end product.

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HEPA Filtration

With HEPA grade filters, these dryers ensure that the air circulating back into the drying room is clean, contributing to a higher standard of product hygiene.

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Tailored solutions

Recognizing the unique needs of each operation, Enerdes offers customized drying rooms, with the capacity and power designed to meet specific customer requirements.

How our hemp drying process works

Enerdes cannabis dryers and hemp dryer rooms remove humidity from plants based on condensation principles.

The drying process contains the following steps:

  1. Air from the drying room is disinfected from contaminants and present mold spores are killed and subsequently removed from the air by a UV-C light module and high grade filters.
  2. The air is cooled down to a very low temperature. Cold air has a lower maximum absolute humidity than hot air has, and consequently, condensation of the water occurs.
  3. The water condensate is collected into a drain and can be recycled and treated for reuse in the greenhouse.
  4. The process air is heated to the appropriate temperature and brought back into the room with the perfect air distribution, so that the plants can all dry with the same temperature and humidity levels.
Hemp drying process Enerdes Climate Systems

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Enerdes drying systems are meticulously designed to manage humidity levels in your greenhouse effectively. Constructed from high-quality materials, these systems offer unmatched durability, ensuring a long-lasting solution that protects your investment. Optimal humidity control is crucial for preventing mold growth and enhancing plant health.

Customize your drying system with options for size, air flow rate, and desiccant type to match your specific needs. Moreover, our systems have earned top efficiency ratings, significantly reducing your energy consumption and lowering operating costs.

1. Fast, precise & homogenous industrial cannabis drying

For cannabis drying it is very important that the humidity content in the plant is reduced at an optimal speed. This means the temperature and humidity levels in the drying room or drying box must be perfectly controlled.

Risks of drying cannabis at the wrong speed:

  • Drying too slow:
    If the drying process is too slow, molds may develop and ruin the harvest.
  • Drying too fast:
    If the drying process goes too fast or at the wrong temperature, the main active compounds may be degraded or destroyed.

Any drying curve other than the optimal one leads to crop losses or product quality reduction.

Enerdes has developed a unique dryer for industrial cannabis and hemp growers:

An Enerdes cannabis dryer has been optimized to control temperature and humidity in the drying room to a perfect degree.
We engineer the drying room in such a way that every plant in the room experiences the exact same drying cycle.
Our advanced system makes it possible to fill the drying room completely with cannabis plants, trimmed or untrimmed and yet have a completely homogeneous drying result.

Automatic cannabis dryer by Enerdes

Enerdes cannabis dryers are fully automated and have very precise temperature and humidity control. With temperature, relative humidity and pressure sensors, we can completely control the air quality in the drying room and reduce the plant moisture content at the desired rate.

The plants will be dried to the desired moisture content within a short period of time, while completely avoiding the risk of mold development as well as maintaining product quality. Our commercial cannabis dryers and industrial hemp dryers live up to extremely high standards.

2. Constantly High Product Quality for Industrial Cannabis

Greenhouse UV disinfection module

Our cannabis dryers contain a UV light module. Within this module are lamps that emit UV-C light. With sufficient power and exposure time, this UV-C light will:

  • Kill all bacteria and viruses
  • Kill all molds and mold spores that spread through the air

HEPA grade filters

All contaminants that spread through the air in the drying room are filtered out in our filter module. We use HEPA grade filters to make sure that all microbes that have been killed by the UV-C light, are caught and eliminated from the air.

Only the most clean and dry air is brought back into the drying room. HEPA filters have a very high pressure drop. Our cannabis dryers are equipped with a fan that can produce very high pressures, move high volumes of air and is energy efficient at the same time.

Low temperatures

As our drying process is based on condensation, the plants in the drying room are always at a comfortable temperature of max 20°C. This reduces the risk of mold development on the plants and increases hygiene levels in the drying room.

The low temperatures we work at are much safer than dryers that work with heat. It is also better for your product quality to work at low temperatures, the active compounds in the cannabis and hemp plants stay well preserved.

3. Reliable, efficient & safe technology for industrial cannabis production

Reliability

Our industrial drying machines are based on simple and robust technology that has proved itself for decades. Our dryers are very robust and reliable and have less risk of downtime than other types of dryers.

Efficiency

Enerdes is a big manufacturer of professional drying installations for the agricultural industry. We have built industrial cannabis dryers for greenhouse companies all over the world. Our decades of experience and innovation in the greenhouse industry are the foundation for the development of a greenhouse dryer that has maximum performance and minimal energy consumption.

Safety

All microbes are completely eliminated in our UV module, while maintaining perfect air quality. We take into account all safety precautions that must be included when working with UV-C lamps and UV-C disinfection. Our cannabis dryers are completely safe for your employees and your plants.

Agriculture dryer for industrial cannabis

Apart from growing and producing crops, greenhouse companies can also opt to execute other post-harvest processes, like drying. Some plants may need to be dried after growing or flowering, so they can be processed into other products. Cannabis for example, may be processed for medicinal purposes.

Cannabis can be incorporated in medicinal cannabis products such as:

  • Medicinal Cannabis Concentrates
  • Medicinal Cannabis Oils
  • Medicinal Cannabis Shatters
  • Cannabis Edibles
  • Cannabis Waxes

Commercial hemp dryer

Enerdes drying installations can also be used for hemp plants. Our installations are CBC friendly and make sure your plants remain in perfect state throughout the drying process. Drying for extraction can be done for the following purposes:

  • All concentrates
  • Edibles
  • Oils
  • Waxes
  • Shatters

Industrial cultivation of Hemp plants is a growing market. Hemp plants are grown mostly outdoors when they are used for grain and fibre production. However, if hemp is cultivated for CBD production, the protective and controlled environment that can be created inside a greenhouse is preferred.

Hemp plants are dried and treated so that they can be used for products such as:

  • Hemp grain
  • Hemp Fibres
  • Hemp Seeds
  • Hemp Oils
  • Hemp flax
  • Hemp CBD

Customized commercial drying and curing rooms

The drying curve is extremely important for preservation of product quality when drying cannabis. We design the drying installation capacity and power of our dryers based on the customer’s requirements. Together with the customer we will determine what volume of cannabis plants will have to be dried in which amount of time. From this, we deduct how much water needs to be removed over which time period.

Based on our experience with cannabis drying and scientific research we have determined an ideal drying curve. Of course, we can adjust the drying curve based on the customer’s individual requirements.

To determine the optimal drying curve for your greenhouse, we gather the following information for the drying rate:

  • Drying room temperature
  • Condensate temperature
  • Initial moisture content plants
  • Final moisture content plants
  • Relative humidity drying room
  • Absolute humidity drying room
  • Drying period

Our cannabis dryers can be scaled from small drying volumes to very big ones. Below are some characteristics for an industrial cannabis drying room we installed in 2019:

Total number of rooms: 14

  • Working principle: Condensate drying
  • 360 m3 room volume
  • 1250 kg wet product batch volume
  • ± 15 % final product moisture content
  • ± 5000 m3/h air flow through dryer

Total number of rooms: 4

  • Working principle: Freeze drying
  • 210 m3 room volume
  • 1450 kg wet product batch volume
  • ± 15 % final product moisture content
  • ± 8000 m3/h air flow through dryer

Industrial hemp drying equipment & process

Enerdes cannabis dryers and hemp dryer rooms remove humidity from plants based on condensation principles.

The drying process contains the following steps:

  1. Air from the drying room is disinfected from contaminants and present mold spores are killed and subsequently removed from the air by a UV-C light module and high grade filters.
  2. The air is cooled down to a very low temperature. Cold air has a lower maximum absolute humidity than hot air has, and consequently, condensation of the water occurs.
  3. The water condensate is collected into a drain and can be recycled and treated for reuse in the greenhouse.
  4. The process air is heated to the appropriate temperature and brought back into the room with the perfect air distribution, so that the plants can all dry with the same temperature and humidity levels.

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