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EQUIPMENT
OPTIMIZING
for sustainability
By Richard Rowlands | petfoodprocessing@sosland.com
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Sustainability initiatives are a top priority for companies
in the pet food processing industry, from processors to
the equipment suppliers that support them. Achieving
these goals requires a unified effort across the entire
operation. Equipment suppliers can support these initiatives
by optimizing their products for maximum fuel
and energy efficiency. Additionally, plant designers and
builders can contribute by helping processors reach their
sustainability goals through eco-friendly plant design
and efficient processing systems.
Wenger Manufacturing, Inc., Sabetha, Kan., a designer
and manufacturer of extrusion processing systems for
pet food and animal feed, has taken significant strides in
optimizing its equipment for sustainability including energy
efficiency initiatives, sustainable material selection
and designing durable, low-maintenance equipment.
" Sustainability is increasingly pivotal in our design
and manufacturing processes, " explained Daniel Tramp,
process director for Wenger Manufacturing. " At Wenger,
we strive to exceed current industry standards by anticipating
future sustainability requirements and aligning
with global initiatives. Our approach includes using recyclable
materials, minimizing waste, enhancing energy
efficiency, and designing equipment for longevity, increased
uptime and minimal maintenance. We also have
innovations to accommodate different raw materials for
enhanced sustainability without compromising quality
or utility cost-efficiency. "
As sustainability becomes a critical focus across the
pet food processing industry, companies are reassessing
the environmental impact of each project more
comprehensively. This broader evaluation is becoming
a standard practice, reflecting a shift toward a deeper
commitment to sustainability and readiness for future
regulatory changes and market demands.
" The increased attention around sustainability has
brought greater consideration around a project's overall
environmental impact including CapEx, OpEx, carbon,
energy, water, waste, refrigerants and more, " said Jeff
Wegner, fellow of energy and sustainability, CRB Group,
Kansas City, Mo. " There is often more consideration
given towards a project's life-cycle impact, when you
consider industry trends that may influence a retrofit to
meet evolving sustainability targets, e.g. electrification
or onsite water reclamation. "
Eco-friendly energy practices
Another crucial development is that while companies
are adopting broader eco-friendly policies, they are also
taking more focused steps to improve fuel and energy
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Wenger
Manufacturing
offers solutions to its
customers to help
optimize equipment
for sustainability,
including adding
heat exchangers
to dryers to reduce
energy consumption
by up to 20%.
Wenger Manufacturing
Reaching sustainability goals
requires a group effort throughout
the manufacturing process.
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