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EQUIPMENT

Larger diameter
rods and 360o
welds increase
conveyor carrying
capacity for spiral,
turn curve and
straight run
applications.
Ashworth Bros., Inc.

moving fragile materials, modern pneumatic conveyors use lower air velocities to process bulk materials.
Through the Clyde Process brand, Schenck Process has
developed dense phase pneumatic conveying systems
that push material along the pipe in a plug form.
The low velocities and enclosed tubing of dense phase
pneumatic conveying systems help prevent breakages
and wasted material. However, precautions must be taken
to regulate velocity and material feed rate, ensure the
dense phase flow is stable, and route the conveying line
to avoid material damage.
Horizontal motion conveyors are another solution for
minimizing breakage and loss. The equipment uses a slow
forward/quick return differential horizontal conveying
motion that prevents product degradation or segregation.
The uncluttered construction and gentle material
flow of horizontal motion conveyors makes them well
suited to pet food and treat applications. Recent product
developments have also improved the conveyability of
a variety of different materials. "Dimpled stainless steel
is being used for Horizontal Motion Conveyor (HMC)
pans to enhance the conveyability of certain products,"
says Tim Talberg, product manager, sanitary equipment,
Triple/S Dynamics, Dallas, Texas.

Sanitation
The introduction of the Food Safety Modernization Act
(FSMA) has emphasized the need for processing equipment that can be kept sanitary. Manufacturers of rotary
feeders and conveying and belting equipment have taken
this into consideration by creating products that can
be easily accessed for frequent cleaning. Other features
that improve sanitation include clean-in-place systems
to simplify the cleaning process, and the use of stainless
steel for material contact areas.
Eriez, Erie, Pennsylvania, is one manufacturer of
mechanical conveyors that has taken steps to improve
sanitization. "Eriez offers vibratory feeders and conveyors
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stainless steel and continuously welded," explains Ray
Spurgeon, product manager, Eriez. "Tray corner radii can
be made larger to help make wipe-down or wash-down
easier, and any portion of the feeder tray which overhangs
a product zone can be made completely stainless."
Traditionally, bucket elevators have been used to
transfer materials when processing pet food. However,
they can be difficult to sanitize and maintain. "Cleaning
conveyors for material and product changeovers has
become an important factor," Seidel says. "Clean-inplace options have become time- and labor-saving considerations. Bucket elevators, although mechanical, have
more parts to maintain."
Sanitation of equipment is also a major focus for
Reading Bakery Systems. "We have put together a program called SafeShield," explains Dulcinea Freymoyer,
vice president, marketing, Reading Bakery Systems,
Robesonia, Pennsylvania. "The program focuses on
ensuring sanitation, food safety, and easy maintenance...
on every unit we engineer and manufacture."
The SafeShield program has led to several product
features that allow for easy cleaning and sanitization to
ensure a safe end product. All machinery is designed
with stainless steel or US Food and Drug Administration
(FDA)-compliant plastics for product zones, and welds are
ground and polished smooth. Angles and surfaces are also
engineered to shed water and debris. Other features include
easy access guarding for hard-to-reach areas, and standoff bearings with side plates. "It is important to us that the
equipment we engineer and manufacture provides a safe
treat or snack for the end user," Freymoyer says.
The latest rotary feeders have also been designed
with sanitization in mind. Wm. W. Meyer & Sons, Inc.,
Libertyville, Illinois, has developed the KLEAN-INPLACE (KIP) II rotary airlock valve with unique design
features to meet the most stringent standards set by the
US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
"The Meyer KIP II has been designed for quick access
to the internals of the machine for easy cleaning," says


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PET Food Processing - June 2019
CONTENTS
OFF THE LEASH - FEAR FREE
TRENDS - IN THE HOUSE
PLANT PROFILE - THE MEAT OF THE METRICS
FOOD SAFETY - VERIFIED ACCOUNTABILITY
INGREDIENTS - DEFINING CHELATION AND ENCAPSULATION
FORMULATION - FULL DISCLOSURE
EQUIPMENT - EXTRUSION INNOVATION
ON THE MOVE
OPERATIONS - CONTROL ISSUES
PACKAGING - MEDLEY OF MEALS
BEST IN SHOW
PATENTS TO PONDER
EVENTS
SIT, STAY, READ
AD INDEX
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PET Food Processing - June 2019 - CONTENTS
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PET Food Processing - June 2019 - TRENDS - IN THE HOUSE
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PET Food Processing - June 2019 - FOOD SAFETY - VERIFIED ACCOUNTABILITY
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PET Food Processing - June 2019 - INGREDIENTS - DEFINING CHELATION AND ENCAPSULATION
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PET Food Processing - June 2019 - FORMULATION - FULL DISCLOSURE
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PET Food Processing - June 2019 - EQUIPMENT - EXTRUSION INNOVATION
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PET Food Processing - June 2019 - BEST IN SHOW
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PET Food Processing - June 2019 - PATENTS TO PONDER
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PET Food Processing - June 2019 - EVENTS
PET Food Processing - June 2019 - SIT, STAY, READ
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