CDS Pilot Testing Objectives

Many questions can be answered and many objectives can be made by using the Pilot Plant.
For instance:

  • Observe how your product is best applied to the dryer.
  • Observe how your product releases from the drums, different drum coatings can affect the release qualities.
  • Determine optimal positioning of the Doctor Blades.
  • Determine how your product can best be conveyed.
  • Observe product reaction in the bag-house.
  • Grind, metal detect and package in a temperature controlled packaging room.

Valparaiso, Indiana

CDS Pilot Plant Services include the following equipment:

  • 8” X 10” double drum dryer
  • 24” X 24” double drum dryer
  • 24” X 36” single drum dryer with 3 applicator rolls
  • 60 gallon steam jacketed stainless steel mixing tank
  • Slurry pump
  • Air conveyor system with bag house in temperature controlled room
  • Co-mill (grinding mill)
  • Kadant Doctor Blade System

CDS collaborates with The Starting Block, West Michigan’s Non-Profit Regional Kitchen Incubator and Entrepreneurial Center. Expert resources through Michigan State University are also available.

  • Custom Drying Solutions is under the KOSHER CERTIFICATION of KOSHER MICHIGAN.
  • Check with us to determine how we can help you develop your kosher product.

Sioux City, Iowa

  • 24” X 24” double drum dryer
  • 24” X 36” single drum dryer
  • 6” X 8” double drum dryer with standard chrome finish
  • 6” X 8” double drum dryer with CDS patent pending technology
  • Lab Analysis (protein and moisture content)
  • 100 gallon steam jacketed stainless steel mixing tank

For other products such as Animal Feed, Pet Food or Chemical, our Sioux City plant is ideal for initial testing of your product. From feasibility studies to small production runs, CDS can help develop or re-fine your product.