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Tomra Food Starts working with the Renderers of Pet Food Ingredients
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Tomra Food Starts working with the Renderers of Pet Food Ingredients

Optical sorting machines now benefit the renderers of animal food production by-products TOMRA Food has begun offering its optical sorting technologies to renderers who turn the by-products from animal food production into petfood ingredients. This new initiative is expected to be especially well received now that the economic pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic are making it more important than ever for renderers to maximize efficiency and minimize waste. As the world's leading manufacturer of optical sorting machines for the food industry, TOMRA Food last year became the first to provide advanced sorting solutions for petfood producers. With this move proving successful, the next logical step is to expand the company's offering to petfood renderers.   Rendering by-products from poultry, pork and beef into ingredients for wet and dry petfood (as well as for animal feed) is a higher-value use of meat and bone materials than rendering for alternatives such as fuels or fertilizer. The global petfood market is worth about $90 billion per year and is forecast to increase in size over the next decade at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 5-6%. But achieving higher commercial values requires higher standards, necessitating the detection and removal of the smallest fragments of foreign material from the product mix.     Lars Povlsen, Sales Manager Petfood at TOMRA Food, commented: 'We are proud to be working now not only with petfood producers, but also with the renderers. TOMRA Food's sophisticated sorting technologies can do much to help ensure that petfood ingredients are safe and nutritious. We expect to see more renderers investing in the latest sorting technologies in order to remain competitive.' TOMRA Food's solutions to the regulations and challenges of the rendering segment Regulations governing the processing of waste meat for reuse can differ from one nation to the next, but the standards for petfood and animal feed are usually the strictest. The EU is typical of the stringent requirements: petfood and animal feed must comply with the highest of all three rendering classifications, Category 3, which requires the waste meat to have been fit for human consumption at the point of slaughter. It is mostly after this point, however, that foreign materials are accidentally introduced into by-products, because of the nature of the rendering process itself. One risk in rendering is the mechanical process of removing feathers from poultry, because this is done by rubber fingers that can break off and end up in the product stream. Another risk is the way in which poultry is held above the conveyor belt by plastic hangers, because these hangers can also break and fall into the product mix. In addition to these inherent threats, many other types of unwanted objects – such as rubber gloves, hairnets, metal clips, plastic tags, foil, stones, and broken glass – have been known to turn up in renderers' product streams. Although some of these foreign materials are initially large enough to be seen, grinding processes reduce them in size to almost invisibly-small fragments which the human eye cannot detect.     Now TOMRA Food's sorting machines are providing a solution to these serious challenges. Latest sorting technologies are capable of detecting and ejecting the tiniest fragments of foreign material with reliable accuracy and low levels of false rejects. Sorting machines can also help renderers pre-determine the desired levels of bone meal and protein content, so that premium ingredients can be rendered to fetch a premium price. About TOMRA Food TOMRA Food designs and manufactures sensor-based sorting machines and integrated post-harvest solutions for the food industry, using the world's most advanced grading, sorting, peeling and analytical technology. Over 8,000 units are installed at food growers, packers and processors around the world for fruits, nuts, vegetables, potato products, grains and seeds, dried fruit, meat and seafood. The company's mission is to enable its customers to improve returns, gain operational efficiencies, and ensure a safe food supply via smart, useable technologies. To achieve this, TOMRA Food operates centers of excellence, regional offices and manufacturing locations within the United States, Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and Australasia. TOMRA Food is member of the TOMRA Group that was founded on innovation in 1972 that began with design, manufacture and sale of reverse vending machines (RVMs) for automated collection of used beverage containers. Today TOMRA provides technology-led solutions that enable the circular economy with advanced collection and sorting systems that optimize resource recovery and minimize waste in the food, recycling and mining industries. TOMRA has ~100,000 installations in over 80 markets worldwide and had total revenues of ~8.6 billion NOK in 2018. The Group employs ~4,000 globally and is publicly listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (OSE: TOM). For further information about TOMRA, please see www.tomra.com by Tomra Food Contact: Marijke Bellemans - Marketing Communication Manager TOMRA Food, Compac, and BBC Technologies Email: [email protected]   Source: All Extruded 
 

Hamex Hammermill -  Dinnissen
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Hamex Hammermill - Dinnissen

Since 1948, Dinnissen Process Technology has been developing machines, complete processes and customised solutions for the food, feed, pet food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. The focus mainly lies on the efficient handling and processing of powders, granulates and pellets.  One of Dinnissen's characteristic qualities is the ability to transform daring innovative ideas into working concepts that are successfully adapted by leading producers. A great example of such a successful innovation is the vacuum core coating process, invented by Dinnissen in 1992. Several years later, this was followed by the lean gravity mixing lines and the hammer mill featuring an automatic screen exchange system. These are just a few of the many technical breakthroughs that gained Dinnissen considerable recognition throughout the world. The fully automatic Hamex® Hammer Mill used by many multinationals has recently been extensively improved. The Hamex® Hammer Mill offers producers of meal-like feed many advantages, for instance extremely efficient milling and accurately definable particle size distribution.  In this updated hammer mill, the freely suspended hammers rotate at a speed of 1,500rpm in the milling chamber. Thanks to the unique design, this mill is characterised by a minimum noise level, which is good for the operator and improves reliability. Dependent on the properties of the product to be milled, different numbers of single or double hammers can be used. The centrifugal force that is generated forces the product that is being milled against the special jaw plates inside the milling chamber. The milled product then leaves the hammer mill via the exchangeable screens. This version has a fully automatic screen exchange system. When changing the screen, the screen on its screen holder is automatically slid out of the machine while the rotor continues to turn. This saves the ten minutes required for the rotor to stop, an ideal solution if the particle size must be regularly adjusted. Screens are also available with four different perforation sizes. Screens are exchanged in the time between the batches, meaning that no production time is lost. The safety of the operator is also guaranteed. Substantial reduction in cost price due to clever re-design  Much progress has been made on many fronts with the new Hamex® Hamer Mill. For instance, the method used to produce the machine has been automated and modernised even more, which has considerably reduced its total price. In addition, various ergonomic aspects of the machine have been amended, improving user friendliness and speed of screen changes. The Hamex® Hammer Mill also boasts large inspection hatches that offer fast and easy access for inspection, cleaning and maintenance of the relevant components. These multiple advantages together make an essential contribution to further reducing the eventual product cost price. Higher production capacity The Hamex® Hammer Mill is also fitted with a stone trap and a magnet that separate hard objects and magnetic particles from the product being processed. This helps to prevent product contamination and screen damage. It is also possible to choose a specially developed airflow system that quickly and efficiently regulates the transport of particles of the correct size. This increases the capacity and reduces energy consumption. by Dinnissen Source: All Extruded