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Industrial Dehydrators

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We are dollar for dollar the best in value for premium dehydrating equipment & still offer end-to-end service.

3-year Commercial Warranty

We back our quality with a comprehensive 3-year Commercial Warranty that covers you for any manufacturing issues.

Expert 24hr / 7 day support

We are passionate about the experience you have when dealing with us so we have refined our expert support.

Offering Value is why we’re here

We are dollar for dollar the best in value for premium dehydrating equipment & still offer end-to-end service

3 year Commercial Warranty

We back our quality with a Special 3 yr Commercial Warranty that covers you for any manufacturing issues

Expert 24hr / 7 day support

We are serious about the experience you have when dealing with us so we have refined our expert support.
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1 Cart / 30 - 60 Tray / 94 - 188 sq. ft Total tray area
1 Cart / 30 - 60 Tray / 94 - 188 sq. ft Total tray area
Industrial Dehydrators

1 Cart / 30 - 60 Tray / 94 - 188 sq. ft Total tray area

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$ 16,699 
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2 Cart / 60 - 120 Tray / 188 - 375 sq. ft Total tray area
2 Cart / 60 - 120 Tray / 188 - 375 sq. ft Total tray area
Industrial Dehydrators

2 Cart / 60 - 120 Tray / 188 - 375 sq. ft Total tray area

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$ 23,659 
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4 Cart/ 120 - 240 Tray / 375 - 750 sq. ft Total tray area
4 Cart/ 120 - 240 Tray / 375 - 750 sq. ft Total tray area
Industrial Dehydrators

4 Cart/ 120 - 240 Tray / 375 - 750 sq. ft Total tray area

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$ 35,889 
8 Cart / 240 - 480 Tray / 750 - 1500 sq. ft Total tray area
8 Cart / 240 - 480 Tray / 750 - 1500 sq. ft Total tray area
Industrial Dehydrators

8 Cart / 240 - 480 Tray / 750 - 1500 sq. ft Total tray area

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$ 57,499 
10 Cart / 300 - 600 Tray / 938 - 1875 sq. ft Total tray area
10 Cart / 300 - 600 Tray / 938 - 1875 sq. ft Total tray area
Industrial Dehydrators

10 Cart / 300 - 600 Tray / 938 - 1875 sq. ft Total tray area

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$ 75,399 
Industrial Cart | Stainless Steel
Industrial Cart | Stainless Steel
Industrial Dehydrators

Industrial Cart | Stainless Steel

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$ 979 
18" x 25" Industrial Mesh Tray
18" x 25" Industrial Mesh Tray
Industrial Dehydrators

18" x 25" Industrial Mesh Tray

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18" x 25" Industrial Fine Mesh Tray
18" x 25" Industrial Fine Mesh Tray
Industrial Dehydrators

18" x 25" Industrial Fine Mesh Tray

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$ 29.95 
18" x 25" Industrial Perforated Pan Tray
18" x 25" Industrial Perforated Pan Tray
Industrial Dehydrators

18" x 25" Industrial Perforated Pan Tray

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$ 29.95 
18" x 25" Industrial Flat Pan Tray
18" x 25" Industrial Flat Pan Tray
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18" x 25" Industrial Flat Pan Tray

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18" x 25" Industrial Mesh Non-Stick Mats
18" x 25" Industrial Mesh Non-Stick Mats
Industrial Dehydrators

18" x 25" Industrial Mesh Non-Stick Mats

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$ 12.95 
18" x 25" Industrial Non-Stick Dehydrator Mats
18" x 25" Industrial Non-Stick Dehydrator Mats
Industrial Dehydrators

18" x 25" Industrial Non-Stick Dehydrator Mats

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$ 10.95 
18" x 25" Industrial Non-Stick Silicon Dehydrator Tray Insert
18" x 25" Industrial Non-Stick Silicon Dehydrator Tray Insert
Industrial Dehydrators

18" x 25" Industrial Non-Stick Silicon Dehydrator Tray Insert

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$ 15.95 

Why choose a benchfoods dehydrator?

Here are a few reasons why we can’t be compared with the rest

HORIZONTAL AIR FLOW
COMMERCIAL GRADE QUALITY
Our entire product line is commercial grade stainless steel inside and out. Built for the demand of ongoing commercial use. These units are easy to clean, maintain, and most important food safe.
TIME AND TEMP MEMORY
99 hour timer
Designed for all products and industries in mind, our 99-hour timer will cover anything you might need to dehydrate for a full day of drying time.
TEMPERED GLASS PANEL
30-90°C PRECISION THERMOSTATS
Get the quality outcome you're looking for with our precision thermostats.
Outstanding temperature control and temperature hold anywhere from 30-90°C.
AMBIENT AIR MODE
AMBIENT AIR MODE
If you desire to dry your product using fans only and no heat, simply set the temperature to 00 on the control panel. This can be great for drying products such as herbs, biltong and some seafoods.

Commercial Warranty

1. WHAT DOES THIS WARRANTY COVER?
This Commercial Warranty covers any defects for material or workmanship under normal commercial use during the Warranty Period. During the Warranty Period, Commercial Dehydrators America will repair, at no charge, products or parts of a products that prove defective under normal commercial use.

2. WHAT WILL WE DO TO CORRECT PROBLEMS? Commercial Dehydrators America will action 1 of 3 scenarios based on the defect and the product purchased;
1. Send a brand-new replacement of the defective product.
2. If the defective part of the product is already identified, we will ship the replacement part and have a service technician come onsite to replace and install once it has arrived.
3. Send out a service technician to investigate the defect. Once the issue has been identified, the technician will either fix the defect immediately or notify Commercial Dehydrators America of replacement parts needed. If the latter, Commercial Dehydrators America will ship the required replacement parts to the service address. The technician will then return onsite to service and fix the product.

3. HOW LONG DOES THE COVERAGE LAST?
The Warranty Period for Commercial and Industrial Dehydrators, as well as their accessories, is 3years from the original date of purchase. Individual Dehydrator Parts purchased are not covered by warranty unless they are received through a warranty claim on a previously purchased product. In this case, a replacement product or part/s assumes the remaining warranty of the original Physical Good or 180 days from the date of replacement or repair, whichever is longer.

Further information can be found on our warranty page.
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Shipping & Returns

Domestic: Shipping timelines are based on inventory and stock locations. To check shipping timelines, you may visit the individual product page located just above the “add to cart” button. Items in local stock will ship next business day and will take somewhere between 7-10 days, depending on the location and size of the freight. We offer express shipping on select items, which will take 3-6 days. 

International: We have regional distribution warehouses located across the globe. Because of our global operation, we get inexpensive international shipping rates. In some countries, we can deliver all the way to the end-delivery address. Others, we may only be able to deliver to customs entry point.

Industrial Units: Standard domestic shipping is included in your industrial unit price. These units are made to order and will take around 12-14 weeks to your door.
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we partner with a wide range of industries
From environmental solutions to pet treats, we are continually amazed with the diverse applications of our dehydrators.
Distillery
Pet Treats
Food Production
Health | Beverage Production
Pet Food Production
Compostable food packaging
Food Production | Kelp
Science & Research
Agriculture & Food Production
Food Production
Charitable Organisation
Natural Hemp Products
Food Science | Beverage Production
Natural Food Production & Restaurant
Plant Based Food Technology
Food Production
Distillery
Pet Treats
Food Production
Health | Beverage Production
Pet Food Production
Compostable food packaging
Food Production | Kelp
Science & Research
Agriculture & Food Production
Food Production
Charitable Organisation
Natural Hemp Products
Food Science | Beverage Production
Natural Food Production & Restaurant
Plant Based Food Technology
Food Production

When to choose an industrial dehydrator

Choosing the right dehydrator for your business

Deciding to buy an industrial dehydrator or commercial dehydrator is a big decision. It’s a significant capital expense, so you want to be sure that whatever you choose is right for your business, your product range and your future plans. 

If you’re weighing up an industrial dehydrator versus a commercial dehydrator, we’ve outlined some of the key differences to help you with your choice.


Temperature range

Our commercial dehydrators can be set at a temperature of up to 195°F (90°C). In contrast, the temperature in our standard industrial dehydrators can reach 300°F (150°C) and with customization, industrial units can go even higher – up to 575°F (300°C). 

This means a greater flexibility in adjusting temperatures and drying times, depending on the products you are making and the final texture you want to achieve.


Timer options

All our dehydrator units, both commercial and industrial, come with flexible and programmable timer options unmatched by any domestic dehydrator available. In our commercial dehydrators, the timer can be set for up to 99 hours. Industrial dehydrators offer even more flexibility in the timer programming options, with the ability to set the timer for up to 9999 hours – that’s over 416 days, more than a year!

Using a timer means you can automatically shut off units, eliminating manual processes for your team. With the ability to program your unit over many days, you can avoid unnecessary run-time and reduce your business’s overheads for electricity and other running costs.


Insulation

Insulation in dehydrators helps to ensure a more consistent drying temperature and reduced operating costs through heat retention. All our dehydrators offer superior insulation compared to domestic dehydrators – our commercial dehydrators are partially insulated, but our industrial dehydrators are fully insulated. This means they can offer better efficiency and heat retention, translating to approximately 10-15% faster drying times.


Airflow

Consistent airflow can make a huge difference to drying times and product consistency. Our commercial dehydrators offer superior airflow than domestic units, taking advantage of larger fans. This means there’s no need to rotate trays so that you can achieve consistent drying. The airflow in our industrial units is better again, with even drying throughout all the trays and areas of the machines.

In addition to the airflow settings, our industrial dehydrators also feature an exhaust valve at the top of the units. This valve can be manually adjusted which means that if it is closed, the chamber can be brought up to the desired temperature faster. In addition, at the end of the drying cycle, opening the valve can speed up the release of hot air and cooling the machine down.

The exhaust feature is also fantastic if you are dehydrating products that can release odours. Industrial dehydrators can be ventilated using ductwork to exhaust hot air and smells outside your premises.


Size and customisation

Industrial units can come in a range of sizes with a comprehensive range of customizations available. For example, our industrial units can be supplied as a single trolley with 30-60 trays offering 94 - 188 sq. ft of tray area; up to an eight trolley, 240-480 tray unit providing 750 - 1500 sq. ft of tray area. These can be shipped as one piece or in several pieces to fit through doors and then be easily assembled on site.

As well as size customizations to suit your business needs and available space, industrial units can be tailored to:

  • Increase the temperature range available
  • Add humidity sensors
  • Add temperature probes
  • Insert hooks for hanging products as they dehydrate (great for biltong!)
  • Choose from four types of trays depending on your needs (in contrast, our commercial machines only have two tray options)
  • Run on single-phase power, if necessary (standard option is three-phase power). 


Is an industrial dehydrator the right choice for you?

While there are a lot of advantages to industrial dehydrators, for some businesses, multiple commercial units can sometimes be a more suitable choice.

Commercial dehydrators can be a more affordable option, with a lower price point. Buying multiple commercial units can sometimes offer more flexibility, based on your business needs. As smaller units, commercial dehydrators can provide more manoeuvrability, making them a great choice if your business is likely to relocate as you grow, or if you need to reconfigure your processing facility.

Multiple commercial units are also a good choice if your business is processing a range of products. Using several commercial dehydrators rather than a single large industrial unit means you can isolate different products and recipes in separate machines and avoid cross contamination.

Using several commercial dehydrators also means that you can stagger production. If you have a small team, multiple machines may help you to reduce labour costs with smaller batch sizes staggered throughout the day. Programming your dehydration cycles to finish at different times may be a smarter way to spread your team’s work out throughout the day.


Still not sure what dehydrator model will suit your business best?

When you are producing dehydrated food products for a business, the level of control and flexibility offered by commercial and industrial dehydrators really are unmatched by domestic units. The consistency of your products will be better, with more features to increase your productivity and efficiency. 

With a range of sizes available, from 16 tray commercial dehydrators through to 240 tray industrial dehydrators, we have models available to suit small businesses, growing businesses and big businesses. Our products offer excellent value for money, backed up by friendly support and a three-year warranty to give your business confidence and certainty for years to come. 

If you’re having a hard time choosing the right dehydrator for your business, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our friendly, responsive team can talk you through the options and help you to feel confident that you’re making the right product choice for your business, your product range and your future growth plans.

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