ASM has designed a bespoke machine to manufacture animal food (“Chews”) to one of the largest veterinary laboratories worldwide.
The main challenges of this project were related to the product itself. Out of the extruder, the viscosity and the changing temperature of the product made its detection and its handling delicate. Indeed, its composition based on natural ingredients engendered moisture dispersion, thus impacting its mechanical and thermal characteristics. Thanks to the experience gained on other projects, ASM technicians and engineers have managed to overcome this problem.
This line had the following final specifications:
- Extrusion, cutting, weighing, cooling and packaging of food animal
- Total compliance with animal food health and safety standards
- Rate of 3000 to 6000 pieces per hour