Conditioning, or adding heat and moisture in the feed mill during the pelleting process, is a way to optimize pellet quality, but proper methods must be used to achieve the best results.
When dealing only with the pelleting system, it is apparent that conditioning is the most important factor that influences pellet quality.
On average, electricity and thermal energy represent about 6% of the production cost of feed. Given the latest increases in electricity prices, this percentage has a huge impact on the cost of the final product.
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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.
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.
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.