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Dedert Corporation Opens State-of-the-Art Research and Development Facility

Chicago, Illinois, January 30 2012 - Dedert Corporation, specialists in drying and evaporation technology worldwide, has moved into their new head office and state-of-the-art research and development facility, located at 17740 Hoffman Way, Homewood, Illinois.

The new North American headquarters combines an expanded office, pilot plant and the ability to hold critical spare parts in stock for immediate delivery, enabling Dedert to provide the best service to its Customers. The new location is strategically well positioned in the heart of the Midwest, just 30 miles from downtown Chicago, conveniently near Interstates 294 and 80.

“We are really excited about this new facility,” states Guy Lonergan, President of Dedert Corporation. “Our expansion is attributed to our entire team that has made Dedert one of the leaders in the process industry. In uncertain economic times this represents a significant investment and considerable commitment to Dedert's Customers. We look forward to starting 2012 in a new working environment and to welcoming our Customers and contacts in our offices.”

The fully-equipped 10,000 square foot onsite research facility will be a useful tool in providing customers with innovative process solutions designed to increase their competitive advantage. Products and processes will be tested on pilot scale Dedert evaporators and/or dryers to establish the correct parameters and material characteristics needed for optimal design and scale-up. The adjoining laboratory will allow detailed analysis of product quality.

Dedert moved into the new office, which has dedicated space for training, group meetings and break-out rooms for private client meetings, at the beginning of December. The pilot plant is scheduled to be completed in April 2012.

Dedert Corporation specializes in the custom-design of industrial evaporation and drying equipment and has successfully provided energy integration of dryer and evaporator systems worldwide for over 40 years. Dedert standard of design provides systems which are innovative, energy efficient and can be incorporated into Customer’s expansion plans.


Colin Crankshaw

Dedert Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Colin Crankshaw as Vice President of Business Development.

Colin will use his skills and extensive experience in the marketing of capital equipment for the corn wet milling, chemical and food industries to drive Dedert's business forward into new markets and industries across the world. Colin will also focus on maintaining Dedert’s place as first choice for its Customers.

Guy Lonergan, President, says: “I have known Colin for over 25 years and am pleased to be reunited with an individual that has a proven track record of success. Colin will be an excellent fit with Dedert’s dynamic atmosphere and culture.”

Colin has a Degree in Chemical Engineering from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and has worked for over 25 years in the process industries.

Dedert Corporation Unveils Latest Spray Drying Technology

Chicago, IL, August 16 2012: Dedert Corporation has pioneered the development of a new high speed rotary atomizer for the chemical and food industries. Dedert's new range of spray dryers, built around the innovative, patent pending atomizer, adds to its expansive portfolio of leading evaporation and drying technologies and enhances Dedert's reputation for quality and performance.

The new design, based on magnetic bearing technology, eliminates the need for high maintenance gear drives, bearings, shafts, oil lubrication and cooling systems, providing unparalleled flexibility for the most demanding applications. The cutting edge rotary atomizer is a robust mechanical and compact design, which offers lower maintenance and higher reliability over conventional rotary technology. The atomizer is provided complete with variable speed drive and a fully automated PLC-based utility and control system.

“This state of the art rotary atomizer is an exceptional step forward for Dedert and the spray drying industry.” says Guy Lonergan, President Dedert Corporation. “There has been little technological advancement in spray drying atomization over the last 20 years; I am confident our technology will be the standard technology for the next 20.”

Key features of the rotary atomizer:

  • • Built around magnetic bearing technology.
  • • Capable of 16,000rpm, designed to run below first critical speed.
  • • High capacity units available up to 350hp.
  • • Immediately compatible with existing installations.
  • • Complete strategic units held in storage in Chicago, IL.
  • • Easy to maintain and service.

The new spray dryer is enhanced with an innovative gas disperser to ensure optimum contact between the heated drying gas and atomized spray cloud, and thereby improve dryer performance and efficiency. A proprietary explosion vent door protection system for new and existing installations meets the latest code requirements and is flush mounted, providing sanitary tight seal design.

Dedert is now well placed to offer spray dryer replacement, retrofits, upgrades and audits, and offers a complementary review of existing spray drying plants.

Dedert Corporation specializes in the custom-design of industrial concentration and drying equipment and has successfully provided and integrated dryers and evaporators worldwide for over 40 years. Dedert standard of design provides systems which are innovative, flexible, energy efficient and can be incorporated into Customers’ expansion plans.

For more details see our Spray Dryer Page.


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Dedert Corporation is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Dale Stenning to Vice President, Evaporator Division.

Guy Lonergan, President, says: “Dedert aspires to be the market leader in providing custom designed Evaporators to Customers across the world. I am delighted that Dale will be leading the team and our efforts to be our Customers’ first choice in engineering optimum solutions for Evaporator Systems.”

Dale has over 31 years experience with Dedert within the Evaporator Project and Sales teams. He moves to head up the Evaporator division from his role as Sales Manager, where he was responsible for driving new business while maintaining the strong relationships Dedert has enjoyed with its existing customer base.

He is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science and holds a Masters Degree from the College of Engineering and Technology.



Dedert Corporation is pleased to announce its partnership with Claude Bazergui. Claude’s technical expertise will be instrumental in Dedert’s continued efforts to provide quality designs and innovation in our drying technology.

Guy Lonergan, President, says: “I am very excited at the prospect of working with Claude and delivering cutting edge technology in our rapidly expanding Dryer division.”

Claude has a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University in Montreal Quebec, Canada, and brings over 30 years experience in mechanical designs for drying technology. He has also researched the latest “NFPA68 Standard on Explosion Protection by Deflagration Venting”, and is ensuring that all Dedert drying systems comply.

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