Recipe formulation, rework, technical fibers and add-ins
Sifting, size reduction, gentle pneumatic conveying and feeding of extruders: Gericke offers a broad range of solutions to the pet food industry.
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+ Hygienic and efficient
The success to producing pet food is combining basic nutritional needs with functional benefits. Crafting specialty proteins for hypoallergenic diets, fiber compounds for dental care, probiotics and minerals enable producers to deliver high quality for pets of all ages. The need for sanitary conveying, feeding and mixing as well as for more stringent cleansing procedures requires a change in mindset of engineering and resulting in the design of state-of-the-art production lines.
Taking the lead from its work in supplying solutions in human nutrition, Gericke can deliver on all levels of execution standards.
Repeatable quality starts with the sifting of ingredients and other materials and is very important to assure the safety of the product. Here Gericke has a proven and reliable solution, used in many pet food plants around the world.
Gericke size reduction equipment Nibbler is used to grind out-of-spec material and to bring it back into the process, thus waste is eliminated.
+ Rework of material saves money
Dense phase conveyors transport material at low velocity. This makes them perfect for transporting granulated, agglomerated / coated product and premixes. The attrition is reduced and demixing effects can be limited.
A vast field of adding value to products and of cooking pet food lies in the extrusion. Gericke offers a broad range of reliable and accurate equipment to feed to extrusion lines, with or without continuous mixers for higher input homogeneity.
Later product differentiation lets you vary taste or texture just before filling or packing lines.