GIC Engineering

Delivering Leading Edge Softgel Technology

8 Basket Tumble Dryer

Providing Speed and Efficiency in the Gelcap Drying Process

GIC Engineering has developed the two most efficient, GMP designed, FDA validated tumble pre-dryers in the industry. Using the rotary basket, fluidized bed action of drying, our 5 and 8 Basket Pre-Dryers can dry capsules up to 20% w/w for even the highest output machines.

  • Frame is 304 stainless steel welded elements with 304 stainless steel sheet metal skin
  • GMP designed, FDA validated
  • Shaft driven rotary basket design - no belts, chains or grease contamination
  • Basket design - stainless steel construction, lightweight, easy to remove and clean. Empty weight of each basket is 10 kg
  • High output centrifugal blower for increased air circulation and moisture removal
  • Automatic product transfer doors with manual override - FIFO method
  • Easy adjustable softgel dwell time in the baskets
  • Designed for temperature sensitive softgels for drying with no thermal degradation due to rapid absorption of the latent heat of vaporization
  • PID controlled air temperature
  • Optional stand alone PLC, operator interface panel
  • Capable of reducing capsule shell moisture content up to 20% w/w water
  • Optional variable speed blowers and tumble motors
  • Optional variable temperature adjustment for each basket
Power Requirements
  • 208 / 220 / 460 V, 3 Phase, 60 Hz
  • 380 V, 3 Phase, 50 Hz
Machine Dimensions
  • 93" (L) x 44.5" (W) x 52" (H)
  • 113cm x 236cm x 132cm
Fixed Machine Speed
  • 42 rpm
Machine Weight
  • 2000 lb (900 kg)
PID Controls
  • Air Temperature
  • Capsule Dwell Time
Combined Airflow
  • 2000 SCFM