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This pet food production plant with highly puffed cornmeal cereals as the basic raw material, supplemented by bone meal, meat, protein, vitamins, fiber and other nutrients, with a screw extruder machine through strong extrusion instant puffing molding, the production of different shapes of pet food dog food, cat food and other food particles, dry seasoning coating to enhance the taste of the final product, and the last set of automatic packaging.

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There are two types of pet food production plant, one is dry type dog food production line and the other is wet type pet food production plant. The wet type pet food production plant is equipped with a boiler that can provide hot steam continuously. the pet food production line can produce various kinds of feeds and foods, such as manufacturing aquatic floating feed, catfish pellet feed, goldfish pellet feed, shrimp feed pellets, crabs, loaches, bullfrogs, etc., and pet foods such as dog food and cat food.

The size of the pellets can range from 0.9-15mm to feed different size of fish. This dog food production plant has high capacity and high quality products, our pet food production plant is the first choice for medium and large pet food production plant, aquaculture farms and pet food industry.

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Wet vs. dry of pet foods

On the wet side of pet food processing, LA specializes in steaming systems for cans, bags, cups and bowls, and Greg Jacob says a major trend in wet pet food packaging is smaller single-serving sizes, which consumers prefer for convenience and less waste than larger containers that tend to lose their appeal after long-term storage in the refrigerator.

“Examples of new smaller sizes include 3-ounce and 5.5-ounce jars with peel-off lids,” he says.” Plastic bags were popular in the early 21st century, but they have declined and now there is increased demand for plastic cups and bowls.”

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But the innovation continues. For example, the Science Diet dry cat food from Hill’s Pet Nutrition in Topeka, Kansas, weighs 3.5 pounds. The plastic bag has a clever Velcro top strip designed to open and close easily.

Allpax manufactures distillers and automatic loading and unloading systems. A key factor in productivity depends heavily on loading and unloading speed. Older sterilization basket loaders based on magnetically handled canisters typically had a throughput of 500 units per minute. Today’s loaders are much faster. One example is Allpax’s Hyperloader unit, which continuously sweeps cans into the pan at a rate of 3,000 3-ounce units per minute.

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♦ Crushing

The raw material components should be crushed by the feed mill grinder machine to the required size. We offer two types of feed grinders to meet your different requirements: feed grinders for small and medium sized feed puffing plants; SPSF feed hammer mills for the grinding of raw materials in large and medium sized livestock, poultry and aquatic feed plants.

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♦ Pet Food Production Mixing

The mixing process is the key process in pet food production plant. The basic process is to weigh different weights of ingredients according to the recipe and then pour them into a grinder for crushing, with all the materials temporarily stored in a silo. Then all the ingredients are prepared and put into the mixer for mixing.

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♦ extruding

Extrusion is a heat treatment process in the pet food production plant with high temperature and short time. It not only reduces the degradation of food nutrients and improves the digestibility of protein starch, but also destroys anti-nutrients and microorganisms. With the different dies (templates) of the feed puffers, various shapes of dry pet food can be produced, such as round, triangular, flower and bone shapes. In pet food production plant, fat is usually added to improve the palatability of the pet food, which is done during the conditioning process. In addition, to impart different colors to pet food blocks, manufacturers often add coloring water to the extrusion chamber.

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♦ Pet Food Production Drying

The drying part in the pet food production plant is mainly used to remove the moisture from the puffed pet food. The texture of the material after extrusion is relatively soft and the moisture content reaches 20~30%. After the drying process, the moisture of the finished product is controlled at 8%~10%, which can ensure the storage of the material for a certain period of time.

Our mesh belt dryer is a continuous convection mesh belt dryer. The granules formed by the extruder are stacked in layers on a wire mesh or perforated plate belt conveyor and continuously conveyed to the drying chamber.
During this process, drying air is repeatedly passed through the product layers until the pellets have the optimum moisture content before leaving the dryer. And if you choose a wet fish feed machine, we recommend the gas type pellet dryer.

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♦ Oil and fat spraying

Fats and oils are the best source of energy and can be included in formulas from 2% to 40%, depending on the growth needs of your pet. We recommend that the fat content of the formula, i.e. the total oil content in the extruder, be limited to 12%. If more than 12% oil content is required, the hardness of the pellet will be greatly reduced.

If the extruded material requires more than 12% oil content, excess oil is recommended to be added after drying by external spray. This can be used under normal pressure or sprayed under vacuum, depending on the amount of oil added. External spraying gives pet food flakes an attractive appearance. In addition to oil, some powdered attractants can be sprayed to increase the palatability of the pet food.

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♦ Cooling & sieving

The main function of the cooling section is to cool the dried material from high temperature to near room temperature and to take away some of the moisture. In addition, the unqualified small foodstuffs will be separated from the qualified ones in this process.

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♦ Pet food packaging

Some manufacturers package the same shape of pet food in one bag, but others mix several small pieces of pet food of different shapes and colors and package them in one bag. There are regular weight products. 5 kg, 1 kg, 500 g, 20 g, and also large packages of 20-50 kg. To make the finished pellets easy to store, transport and catch the eye of customers, they should be properly packaged. With electronic weighing and packaging machine, finished pellets can be automatically bagged, weighed, conveyed and sealed, which greatly saves labor and time and meets the requirements of mass production. The packaging machine can be equipped with automatic heat coding, automatic bag sewing and automatic line cutting functions.

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