Pets are a major part of any family. There are people who treat their pets like children. Families often bring the cat or dog on vacation with them. They are a source of affection, great company, and provide security of one sort or another.
People Eat with Their Eyes
If pet food does not look appealing to owners, they will not serve it to their pets. It does not matter if ingredients are top-quality, organic, vegan, or all natural. The product will not be purchased when it looks thrown together, is crumbling in the bag, or does not appear consistent. The product will be deemed unsuitable for that member of the family and will remain on store shelves.
High-Quality is Not Cheap
A high-quality product is an investment for the processing company, the name brand, the distributors, and the retail and pet stores that carry it. Cutting corners anywhere is risky, but the appearance of the product comes down to how it is handled during processing stages. That is why it is critical for Pet food conveyor systems to be the cable and tube variety.
An Enclosed System
The key element of cable and tube conveyor systems is that they are all enclosed. The sizes, configuration, lengths, and cleaning systems will be different, but the end result is a closed system. That eliminates virtually all contamination risks and wasted ingredients. It also reduces the number of employees required while increasing productivity.
Another important element is the flexibility of the modules. Disks made in one piece are placed at specific intervals to create separate modules that transport ingredients gently from one processing stage to the next. These disks can be re-set between production runs to accommodate the product being processed at any given time. Large modules are ideal for five or ten pound bags of bird seed or dry dog food. The tube is divided into smaller modules when it comes time to process fish food.
A Custom Conveyor
Every conveyor installed, just like the previous three-hundred thousand conveyor systems in sixty-six countries, is custom engineered to meet the unique needs of the processing plant. Ingredients processed, the layout of the facility, the budget of the processing company, and the desired results are all taken into consideration to develop a one-of-a-kind system. Other factors considered include the weight of the heaviest group of ingredients that go through the system, the distance covered by the system, and any directional changes that are needed.