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High-Quality Biomass Material Drying Using 400 kW of CW RF Power

Overview: In 2019 Crescend Technologies was commissioned to design, develop and deploy at a customer site, a 200Kw System to be used for large scale biomass drying.  The foundation of this system includes eight (8) Crescend PTL-50 Solid State Microwave Generators covering the 902-928 MHz band. Crescend’s PTL-50 (figures 1 and 2) has 80dB of …

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PTL-50 Solid State Microwave Generator

Crescend Technologies announces the delivery of a 400 kilowatt, solid state L-band power system to a customer site. It is believed to be the first large scale deployment of high-power solid state RF power in the world. The application is processing large volumes of high-value biomass products. The overall system consists of eight PTL-50 solid …

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Industrial Microwaves: Magnetron Tubes vs. Solid State

Historically, every microwave heating device, from a home microwave oven to a large industrial system, has been powered by a magnetron tube. First developed in the 1940s, and have remained functionally the same ever since. But many say that solid state is the microwave technology of the future, especially when it comes to drying and …

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