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EQUIPMENT

sion, gelatinization, homogenization,
dehydration, mixing, pasteurization,
protein denaturation, shearing, texture
alteration and product shaping." Before
purchasing an extruder, pet food processors should know the finished product and volume they require; the shapes,
sizes, desired textures and the raw materials they'll be working with from the
outset.
"Processors need to let equipment
manufacturers know what kind of finished product they want so the manufacturers can design the extruder for
their application," Riaz says. "There
is low shear, medium shear and high
shear, all designed for different prodDies and knives, which control the size and
shape of individual pieces, also need to be
quickly and easily changed with each product.
Reiser

CUSTOMIZING SOLUTIONS
TO MEET YOUR PROCESSING CHALLENGES
APEC has been engineering custom process solutions to solve the challenges of pet food manufacturers
since 1992. We understand that you work in an ever-changing industry. That's why we have continued to
innovate our process and control systems to improve your performance, quality and bottom line. Whether it's
from our extensive equipment line or a custom solution, you can rely on APEC for exceptional:

Dry and Liquid Coating | Weighing | Mixing | Batching | Blending

PROCESSING THE INGREDIENTS FOR SUCCESS

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