The pet food market is changing as pet owners desire quality ingredients, safe products, and functional foods to keep their pets healthy and happy. To meet this need, recipes are changing, and often include everything from peas, chickpeas and lentils to corn, wheat, rice, and soybeans, and sometimes added vitamins.
While some of these ingredients are free flowing, others can be sticky. Also, material flow is not the only challenge – keeping the ingredients together in and of itself is also challenging. The way the bulk material is handled through the plant affects the quality of the final product – achieving a uniform blend is critical to produce on-spec products.
Kibble with segregation issues
Uniform Distribution of Kibble Bits
Bone shaped dog treats in different colors
Close-up on animal food Pellets
Pile of dry cat food