Press capacity depends substantially on pellet quality (stability according to the PDI, Pellet Durability Index). The durability of pellets shall be determined by tumbling the test sample for 10 seconds at 500 rpm, in a dust-tight enclosure.
Various types of dies are used by the feed manufacturing industry. Die thickness is a factor in the production of high-quality pellets and must be accurately balanced with the formulation and conditioning.
The ribbon mixer is used to mingle large amounts of material. The blending is performed via two mixing ribbons mounted on a common shaft working in opposing directions.
La Meccanica's mixer allows mixing materials with different granulometry and specific weights with a good variation coefficient.
Since the vast majority of plastic is non-biodegradable, recycling is a part of global efforts to reduce plastic in the waste stream, especially the approximately 8 million tons of waste plastic that enters the Earth's ocean every year.