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EQUIPMENT
TURNKEY
SOLUTIONS
Processors today are looking for more end-to-end solutions
to help solve efficiency and productivity challenges.
By Keith Loria | petfoodprocessing@sosland.com
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As pet food and treat operations evolve, there are more
turnkey solutions available to help processors build
more efficient and productive facilities.
Greg Jacob, senior vice president, handling and sterilizing
group for Covington, La.-based Allpax, a ProMach
product brand, noted the trend in turnkey pet food retort
rooms began decades ago and has become much more
prevalent in recent years due to multiple key factors that
are important to factory operations and product trends.
For one, automated retort lines dramatically reduce the
labor required to run an operation, which historically has
high employee turnover and is a major challenge today.
" Turnkey retort lines provide contact with one project
manager versus several vendors, and a single site
FAT (Factory Acceptance Testing) providing a thorough
shake-down of the line, which results in a rapid startup
to commercial production, " Jacob said. " With turnkey
systems, there is commonality in spare parts, documentation,
PLC code and only one phone number to reach
support technicians, which lowers the cost of ownership
and increases the level of customer support. Finally,
retorts are very flexible assets that support the growing
number of container formats in today's market. "
Jim Gaydusek, vice president of sales for Cozzini, Elk
Grove Village, Ill., noted the pet food industry has started
to emulate the human food industry as far as putting systems
together so turnkey solutions are not much different.
" Really, there's not a whole lot of difference than making
a hot dog for a human to consume than making a pâté
or some kind of pet food - the real difference is the ingredients,
but the equipment doesn't care if the end user
is on two legs or four, " he said. " We see a lot of pet food
customers using meats and proteins certified for the human
industry. Depending on who the manufacturer is,
the level of high-quality meats going into these products
are quite often suitable for use at a human dinner table. "
Gray Solutions
has partnered
with several pet
food companies,
including Nestlé
Purina, Petsource
by Scoular and
Instinct Pet Food, to
provide integrated
project planning and
design support for
their manufacturing
facilities.
Nestlé Purina
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