Pet Food Extruder Machine

The pet food extruder machine is a piece of equipment used in the pet food industry to produce various types of pet food, including dry kibble, treats, and other specialized products. This machine utilizes the extrusion process to convert raw ingredients into a final product with the desired shape, texture, and nutritional characteristics.

Pet Food Extruder Machine

The pet food extruder machine is a piece of equipment used in the pet food industry to produce various types of pet food, including dry kibble, treats, and other specialized products. This machine utilizes the extrusion process to convert raw ingredients into a final product with the desired shape, texture, and nutritional characteristics.

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How the pet food works:

  1. Raw Ingredient Preparation: The process begins with the preparation of raw ingredients. These ingredients typically include meat or fish meal, grains, vegetables, vitamins, minerals, and other additives. These ingredients are mixed to create a balanced recipe for the specific type of pet food being produced.
  2. Mixing and Conditioning: The prepared ingredients are mixed together to form a homogeneous mixture. This mixture may be conditioned, which involves adding steam and moisture to achieve the desired texture and consistency. This step is crucial in the extrusion process.
  3. Extrusion: The mixed and conditioned ingredients are fed into the extruder. The extruder is essentially a long, screw-like machine with a barrel and a die at the end. The mixture is forced through the extruder barrel, and as it travels through, it’s subjected to heat and pressure. The combination of heat, pressure, and the mechanical action of the screw causes the mixture to expand and cook. This is called extrusion cooking.
  4. Shaping: As the mixture moves through the extruder, it encounters the die, which shapes the pet food into the desired form. The die can have various shapes and sizes, depending on the type of pet food being produced, such as pellets, kibbles, or treats.
  5. Cutting: Once the pet food has been extruded through the die, it’s typically cut into the desired size by a cutting mechanism. This can be adjusted to achieve the desired pellet or kibble size.
  6. Drying: The freshly extruded pet food contains a high level of moisture. To make it shelf-stable and suitable for packaging, it needs to be dried. This can be done in a separate drying oven or system, which removes the excess moisture from the product.
  7. Coating and Packaging: After drying, the pet food may be coated with additional ingredients, such as flavor enhancers or vitamins. Finally, the product is packaged for distribution and sale.

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Pet food extrusion machines are highly versatile and can be customized for different recipes and shapes. They are essential in producing a wide range of pet food products, from traditional dry kibble to specialized diets for specific health conditions. The extrusion process is favored in the pet food industry because it can effectively cook and sterilize the product while creating a variety of textures and shapes, all in a continuous, automated process.

The capacity of the pet food extrusion machines
AVN65Ā  extruder machine has capacity 120-150 kg per hour.
AVN70 extruder machine has capacity 200-250 kg per hour.
AVN85 extruder machine has capacity 500-800 kg per hour.
AVN95 extruder machine has capacity 1000-1200 kg per hour.

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