The HEINEN KÖHL DCC is designed for providing the best achievement in direct conditioning and opening of any type of lamina leaves and strips.
Before the start of the process a heat exchanger is used to pre-heat the drum. Free steam is directed into the duct in order to regulate the tobacco temperature while the process is running, and this quickly influences the climate in the drum.Inserted lamina slices will be gently loosened and opened by paddles and pins within the rotating cylinder. The lamina becomes most pliable that is achieved in a concurrent of hot and oversaturated air, which surround the lamina slices from all sides ensuring an even and rapid absorption of moisture.
The next processing step within the cylinder is the additional moistening of the conditioned tobacco. A dual nozzle applies water and steam into the tube of turning tobacco to raise the moisture content to the favoured level.The internal of the cylinder is designed with rounded edges allowing effective cleaning after the process.
A fittings cabinet with sliding front doors is positioned next to the drum. Separating panels are used to divide it into areas for supplying the DCC with steam, water and compressed air.