Making a Food Packaging Machine

Mission Objectives

ASM has designed a machine for manufacturing animal food products (“Chews”) for one of the largest veterinary laboratories in the world. The main challenges of this project were related to the product itself. Coming out of the food extruder, the product's viscosity and changing temperature made detection and handling of the product tricky. Indeed, its composition based on natural ingredients caused a dispersion in the humidity of the product, thus impacting its mechanical and thermal characteristics. It is thanks to the feedback acquired on other ASM projects that its technicians and engineers have succeeded in overcoming this problem.


In the end, the cutting and packaging line had the following technical characteristics:

  • Extrusion, cutting, weighing, cooling and packaging of animal food products
  • Complete management of animal health issues and agri-food standards
  • Integration of Allen-Bradley PLCs
  • Rate of 3000 to 6000 parts per hour

Découpe - machine industrielle alimentaire réalisée par ASM Séchage - machine industrielle alimentaire fabriquée par ASM Machine industrielle conditionnement alimentaire fabriquée par ASM - convoyeur


Since its creation in 1997, ASM has designed and installed more than 300 production machines, prototypes and pilot installations in France and abroad, of which here are some examples: