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La Meccanica’s expanders

Thanks to the expander, it’s possible to add high amounts of greases and oils in the formula, still obtaining a high quality pellet.
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Benefits of Expanded Feed

Many scientific studies show that expander technology is an essential addition to a modern pelleting machine, as a useful tool to fulfill a wide range of customer needs in order to provide a different feed for every animal’s life stage.
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How does the expander works?

The expander is installed right after the existing short-term conditioner and is suitable for any pellet mill brand. Conditioning of the feed takes place before the expander in the short-term conditioner with the addition of saturated steam and eventually liquids (molasses, fats), in order to ensure the success of the desired treatment.
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The importance of expander use in the pelleting process

The expander has been known in the oil milling industry for years and its use, combined with the pellet mill, begins in the 90s as a tool to sanitize the feed. The expander can be integrated in any existing pelleting system without major supplementary space requirement or increasing specific energy consumption.
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The rotary screener

The rotary screener consists of a grid of sieving rotating inside a cylindrical chamber. In this machine, the sieved product falls centrally on the screen and is centrifuged to the outside.
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The vibrating sifter

Vibrating sifters are used to remove grit and fine particles from the pellet flow. These are very compact machines, particularly efficient for cleaning pellets or for classifying flours.
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The oscillating sifter

The oscillating sifter is a pellet cleaning device equipped with oscillating motion, which ensures a high efficiency in the removing of dust.
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La Meccanica crumblers

La Meccanica crumblers, with single or double roller, are used to produce crumbled feed pellet with a specific and controlled particle size and with a minimum of dust and can be adapted to meet specific customer needs.
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Gear drive or belt drive?

The crumbler’s transmission can be gear drive or belt drive. Belt drive is a method of transferring rotary motion between two shafts.
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The crumbling process

A crumbler is a roller mill with rolls specially designed for crumbling feed pellets, as well as in the flour milling, oilseed processing and biomass production industries for coarse/fine grinding.
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