Van Aarsen, partner of Feed Design Lab

Van Aarsen has become partner of Feed Design Lab (FDL): the research and education center for innovation and sustainability in the feed industry.

Within the Feed Design Lab, feed & technology companies collaborate internationally in an open innovation network to realize a sustainable ‘agro-feed’ chain. To achieve this, a production facility has been completed where:

  • Research takes place into new raw materials and ingredients.
  • Healthy feed can be developed which contributes to the health of humans and animals.
  • New production techniques can be tested for the purpose of a safe working environment, lower energy consumption/carbon footprint and the improvement of feed production processes.
  • Training activities are organized.

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Minimize explosion risks.


Van Aarsen introduces a feeding device with a heavy parts separator on its GD hammer mill
Grain and other raw materials processed within hammer mills are known to include a risk for dust explosions due to the nature of its handling and storage prior to and during grinding. To minimize the explosion risk in the grinding process, Van Aarsen introduces a heavy parts separator in its feeding device (also called ‘stone catcher’).

Preventing dust explosions
The risk of an explosion occurs when dust comes in contact with an ignition source, like sparks, in an oxygen rich environment. And this is exactly what may happen during the start and stop of a grinding process in the hammer mill. No wonder we are focusing on measures that limit the possible conditions for ignition, without influencing the grinding process. An air flow, which provides an oxygen rich environment, is needed for the optimal performance of the hammer mill. Dust is a logical result of the grinding process. , and within the correct limits, with sufficient oxygen, an explosion is only a small spark away. Preventing sparks within the grinding chamber is the ultimate factor that can be influenced.

Optimal prevention of sparks
Van Aarsen hammer mills – like most hammer mills – standardly include a magnet cleaner in the feeding device. But not only ferro parts are responsible for sparks. Also heavy parts such as stones represent a risk. The new feeding device includes a heavy parts separator as well, preventing stones and other heavy parts from entering the hammer mill and thus minimizing the explosion risk.

Additional benefits of the heavy parts separator
The Van Aarsen heavy parts separator will bring you additional benefits.

  • By preventing stones and heavy parts from entering the hammer mill, the lifetime of the screens will increase.
  • The new feeding device is a compact, yet robust machine that is designed to be combined with the GD hammer mill and also the automatic screen exchange.

Safety first
Not just the prevention of sparks helps you to limit the risk of a dust explosion. It is also important to control the relieve of the explosion when it should occur. A set of measures is needed to create an optimal safe working environment.

  • Detection systems can detect hot particles or sparks and activate preventive measures upon detection (water extinguisher, automated shut down, opening of diverter valves).
  • An explosion relief on the bin below the hammer mill will control the relieve of the explosion when it should occur.

Kalmar Lantmän, The most modern feed mill in the world

Van Aarsen completed construction of the most modern feed mill in the world at the southern port of Kalmar in Sweden. This new, state-of-the-art plant was commissioned by the Kalmar Lantmän cooperative. Its realisation – from concept to completion – represented the largest ever order in our 66-year history.

For our company, the completion of this major project demonstrates our ability to meet the technological requirements of ultramodern feed-mills well into the 21th century.

Presenting the Kalmar Lantmän feed mill to the world

By means of a press conference and invitation of the press to witness the feed mill themselves the feed mill has lately been presented to the world. Darren Parris and Olivia Holden of Milling and Grain and Emmy Koeleman of All About Feed joined us during a factory tour where Åke Karlsson and Reijne Erixon from Kalmar Lantmän showed us around. They shared proudly the complete story from first decision making to operation of this ultra modern feed mill.

It resulted in enthusiastic and interesting cover stories in both Milling and Grain and All About Feed which we are proud to share with you. You may click on below covers to read the articles.

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Watch the Kalmar Lantmän video

SPACE 2015, Rennes France

We’d like to welcome you at the SPACE 2015
We welcome you to visit us at the SPACE 2015, a leading global expo for the livestock industry.

Space 2015
September 15-18
Hall 10 Stand E105
Parc Expo of Rennes Airport,
Rennes, France

Our area manager Frank Vossen and local representative Philippe Allard of Sarl Seter will be there to welcome you. We will be delighted to talk about your feed production process. Your expectations and requirements are our starting point in helping you realizing a perfect fit.

GD Hammer mill: a proven concept in grinding
During the SPACE 2015 we will present the GD hammer mill with automatic screen exchange. A proven concept for high quality and flexible grinding and therefore in great demand.

Live demonstration
We invite you to come to our stand and witness the live demonstration of the automatic screen exchange.

SPACE Show information

Parc Expo of Rennes Airport
La Haie Gautrais
35170 Bruz

GPS address:
Rue Jules Vallès
Latitude: 48.057678 | Longitude: -1.733661

Opening hours:
Tuesday to thursday: from 9 am to 6 pm
Friday: from 9am to 5 pm

Admission is free of charge for international visitors. You may Pre-registor online
Single tickets: € 16,-
2-day ticket: € 21,-



NEW – CU Dynamic pellet mill offers you optimized operation and production rate

Introduction of new generation pellet mill

We were proud to introduce the new CU Dynamic pellet mill. This new generation pellet mills provides you optimized operation and production rate by its motor operated roller adjustment and active rollers slip control.

Easily choose the desired roller distance to the die

The robust designed motor-operated roller adjustment enables the operator to easily choose the desired roller distance to the die, even when the pellet mill is in full operation. Together with the intelligent software, this system offers great benefits in pellet mill operation and maintenance requirement planning.

Save on maintenance

Another benefit is the increase of life of the die and rollers up to 30%. By linking the operation of the dosing screw to the roller distance, the rollers will retract when the pellet mill is not producing. Furthermore, the system is equipped with a die cleaning mode, enabling the operator to clean the die after a batch. This will also provide a quick start-up of the pellet mill after a standstill, because the product doesn’t get the opportunity to cake onto the die.

A trouble free pelleting process

The active rollerslip control is an intelligent system designed to optimize the pellet mill production rate. This system detects rollerslip and activates the system to automatically resolve the slip if desired, reducing the downtime of the pellet mill due to rollerslip to nil. It also offers you the opportunity to experiment with the roller distance and steam addition for the recipes to boost the feed quality and production efficiency. You can rely on this system while exploring the settings for the most optimum production.


Thank you to all our Victam International Visitors

We were happy to see you at the Victam International in Cologne. You helped us making this event to a success.

We welcomed more than 400 visitors from 51 countries on our stand. We enjoyed showing you our new look and message, the success story of Kalmar Lantmän, the most modern factory in the world and demonstrate the new C2 Dynamic pellet mill and the automatic screen exchange on the hammer mill.

We were extra proud to be awarded two contracts, respectively for pellet presses in Pakistan and transport systems in the Philippines.

We hope you had a great Victam as well.



Victam International

Our business relationship is important to us and we like to take every opportunity to connect with you, face-to-face. That’s why we’d like to invite you to visit us at the Victam International 2015 in Cologne.

Victam International 2015
June 9-11
Stand C011

Victam International
Victam international is the world’s largest and foremost international event for animal feed ingredients & processing technology, biomass pelleting systems, flour milling and grain processing

Helping you to be even more successful
We take time to get to know you and your feed mill. That forms the basis for understanding your requirements and realizing the perfect fit. We have experience in building feed mills with minimum energy consumption and the best in hygiene and wish to share this knowledge during the Victam with you. 

The next generation in pellet mills
Next to the proven C pellet mill range Van Aarsen will present the next generation C2 Dynamic pellet mill range featuring the latest developments in the field of pelleting.

The C2 dynamic pellet mills are fitted with motor-operated roller adjustment with active rollerslip control:

  • Motor-operated roller adjustment. This feature provides a simple operation, with less wear of the die and rollers and an optimization of the operating conditions for each individual recipe.
  • Active rollerslip control. This feature provides a trouble free pelleting process of all recipes and the opportunity to optimize production settings.

In short: optimal performance of the pellet mill with minimum man power and at the lowest operational costs!

A proven concept in grinding
Apart from the new pellet mill we will also present the GD hammer mill with automatic screen exchange. The GD hammer mill was introduced 4 years ago and has become a proven concept for high quality and flexible grinding for which the demand is still increasing.

Live demonstrations
During the Victam we will live demonstrate the motor operated roller adjustment on the pellet mill and the automatic screen exchange on the hammer mill. We invite you to witness the ease of operation and performance yourselves.

Feed mill automation: Cofely meets Van Aarsen
To be able to make the right decisions in the production process, accurate information on production equipment, raw materials and stock is a requirement. Cofely is the strategic partner of Van Aarsen for Feed mill automation. With this software you will get real-time insight into these processes. The operating system brings with it substantial cost savings.

Cofely will be present at our stand to demonstrate our integrated automation system called the “Mes-toolbox” and show you what it could do for you.

Victam Show information

Admission is free of charge for those who pre-register via the website:
In case you have not pre-registered, the admission fee is 40 Euros

Opening Hours
9 and 10 June, 10.00-18.00 hrs.
11 June, 10.00 – 17.00 hrs.


Would you like to make an appointment?
Our team will be available to meet you but should you prefer to make an appointment up front, please contact us

Contract for complete animal feed mill for Hoa Phat Group awarded to Van Aarsen International

During the VIV 2015 in Bangkok Van Aarsen International was awarded the contract to deliver all machinery for a new 60 mt/hr feedmill for Hoa Phat Group in Vietnam.
After careful consideration Hoa Phat Group have chosen Van Aarsen International as their strategic partner for all key machinery for their new diversification in animal feed milling.

Hoa Phat Group is one the major private industrial production companies in Vietnam. Already established as a private company in 1992 and meanwhile noted on the Stock Exchange, Hoa Phat Group realized a turnover of nearly 900 million US$ in 2014, Hoa Phat is a one the top 3 steel producers and one of the leading suppliers of office furniture in Vietnam.

Van Aarsen International
Van Aarsen International is developer, manufacturer and supplier of machines and turnkey projects for the production of animal feed worldwide. “We design and construct feed milling projects with a great diversity of high quality, innovative machinery. Our systems are developed to lift production and lower operational costs with focus on minimizing energy consumption and maximizing feed safety” says Hans van der Weijden, sales director at Van Aarsen International.

Van Aarsen International is active in Vietnam since 1994 through their agent Peja Vietnam. With over 200 machines operating at nearly 40 references throughout the country, Van Aarsen is market leader in the vibrant and dynamic animal feed milling industry in Vietnam.

The contract includes supply of all key machinery such as hammer mills, mixers and pellet mills, as well as the state of the art design with a capacity of 60 mt animal feed per hour.

Hans van der Weijden continues “We are currently working on many other projects in the South East Asia region. The demand for meat is increasing all over South East Asia, We are meeting this rising demand for state of the art machinery and modern design via our well-established sales and service network throughout the region”.

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Successful seminar in Norway

On 15th of April Skala Prosessteknikk invited their relations in Norway to attend a seminar to learn more about the feed milling process and solutions of Van Aarsen International B.V.
We were proud to receive very positive reactions on the presentations of Marco Theunissen area sales manager and Hans van der Weijden, sales director of Van Aarsen International B. V.
Especially the technical possibilities of the Van Aarsen machines and the realization of the Kalmar Lantmän project in Sweden were regarded as highly interesting topics by the attending feed producers.


About Skala Processteknikk
Skala Prosessteknikk is Norway’s leading supplier of processing equipment, automation solutions and operational material for the food industry.Skala Prosessteknikk represents Van Aarsen International B.V. in Norway for their feed milling process equipment.