Quality of feed is measured by the size and uniformity of the feed particles. It is necessary for the growth and performance of domesticated birds. Feed manufacturing and associated quality factors are keys to a successful Mash Feed Plant. A variety of ingredients is used to prepare a standardized product. The animal feed is a well formulated mixture of the ingredients that provides the animal with required balanced nutrients for excellent growth, development & care. It is designed to make up for required nutrients and supplements.
We develop and manufacture feed plants for small to large scale feed production. They are well incorporated with latest technology components and parts that ensure their long-time operation without any trouble. Our feed production line adopts paddle mixer, ribbon mixer or batch bins. It is great in terms of rigidity, design and process. Also, there are advantages of gentle mixing, high mixing uniformity, no variation, perfect shape, no dust, low noise and environmental protection.
Desired Mash Feed Plant Features:
Consistent and quality production
Offer uniform grinding and desired texture
Accurate mixing in the shortest possible time
Provision for dependable magnetic separator
Ease of control in raw material feeding
Minimum dust and long working life
Consume minimal energy per ton of feed processed
Dependable construction and minimum breakdown
Simple maintenance with its proven design concepts
With these desirable features, we come up with excellent solutions to meet your particular needs. For this, we are supported by a dedicated team of engineers who have years of experience in the equipment design & technology.
Keeping your individual requirements in terms of quality of final product and throughput, we make a perfect combination of machines. In grinding we have three designs: Half Screen, Full Screen and Our patented QGA series. Also three designs in Horizontal Mixer: Paddle Mixer, Double Ribbon Screw Mixer & Double Shaft Paddle Mixer. We have developed cascading magnets of self-cleaning design in magnetic separation, offering high cleaning efficiency.
We keep up with Mash Feed Plant of any capacity with optional auto-bagging or auto-batching, single line to multiple lines of grinding, mixing. Here we show brief details of our Standard Mash Feed Plants up to 16 ton/hr.
Basic Pellet Feed Milling Process
Desired Features in Pelleting Plant for Optimum Pelleting:
There are true positive effects of pelleting, such as: greater feed density, better bacteriological quality, no separation of feed ingredient, easier ingestion and improved growth. Variation may take place as per the quality of raw material, grinding and pelleting procedures. And pelleting is the highest power-consuming operation.
It is essential to take out all the outsize foreign materials from the input materials, which can affect the functioning of batching system. Pre-cleaning machines are there for this task, and they include jute remover, rotary sieve and magnetic catchers etc. Automated plants are designed to give continuous and efficient cleaning with optimum flow of ingredients.
In automatic plants, weighing of assorted materials is done as per the formulation requirement. This makes one batch, and is called proportioning or batching. Any number of silos of appropriate capacity are incorporated as per the plant capacity. Mostly, two set of silos or bins are installed - one for main ingredients and other for secondary ingredients.
Desired features of a batching system:
Accurate weighing within a nominal time to meet plant output.
Excellent control automatically or manually.
Reliability, good automation, and manual control in case of any failure.
Grinding is the reduction of particle size, and is a key function of feed manufacturing. In feed mill a grinder is used to improve the handling of ingredients. Also, the grinding improves mixing properties, feed digestibility, acceptability and pelletability.
The feed ingredients are blended in a feed mixing machine homogeneously. It counts on the feed preparation and characteristics of the ingredients. Efficient mixing is essential in quality feed production. Mixing may be a continuous or batch process.
Key features of a good mixing system:
Efficient mixing to accomplish minimum coefficient of variation in minimal time.
Effective mixer discharging mechanism for no leakage of gates with minimal residue in drum to avoid carry-over to next batch.
Conditioning is performed to add moisture & heat in mixed feed to reach gelatinization as well as making the product more pliable for pelleting. A perfect conditioning system should meet the following aspects:
It should increase the moisture and temperature of product by direct / indirect heating.
It should provide desirable retention time in the conditioners.
It is the transformation of soft feed into a dense pellet, and is achieved by compression, extrusion, & adhesion. The finished pellets comprise all the nutrients and additives. The feed is passed through a pellet mill die after conditioning. The output and quality of pellet mill is dependent on many parameters, like: quality of grinding & conditioning, feed formulation and die configuration.
Hard pellets are cooled immediately to an ambient temperature after extrusion. It will remove unwanted heat and moisture effectively from the pellets to improve their shelf life. Mostly, the efficient counter flow cooler is utilized for this function. Uniform cooling should be there from all sides.
Cooled pellets are transformed into various sizes of granules or crumbles to make it appropriate for the animal. A well-designed crumbling machine should have following attributes:
Should produce uniform crumb size
Should break the pellets without making much fines
Mechanism for balanced gap adjustment on both the sides
Some separation is required in the manufacturing of pellets and crumbles, as small fines or fragments are there. For this purpose, a screening equipment is used in the process. The fines are returned to the pellet mill for reusing, or used as feed.
The screening machine should have following attributes:
Should remove required percentage of fines
Should not clog oftentimes
Easy changing of screens
It is the final activity in which the finished products are filled into the required size bags. In small plants, bagging can be hand-operated but for higher production it is better to have advanced bagging machines. Electronic bagging machines perform high accuracy and faster rate bagging.