Find out how you can optimize your pelleting process with the new generation Van Aarsen pellet mills with motor-operated roller adjustment and active roller slip control. These functionalities provide you optimized operation and the opportunity to experiment with the roller distance and steam addition for the recipes to boost feed quality and production efficiency.
Optimizing your pelleting process
The key of an efficient pelleting process is to determine the optimal compromise between energy consumption and pellet quality, while producing the desired capacity. The pelleting process is influenced by many factors, from steam addition to pellet mill settings and motor load.
- By adding more steam, gelatinization is improved and the meal can be pelleted better. This results in a higher capacity, improved quality and less energy consumption. There is a limit to the quantity of steam that can be added as too much steam addition can cause roller slip and lead to downtime by the mill becoming blocked.
- By increasing the roller gap distance to the die a higher quality can be realized because more pressure (mechanical energy) is applied. This will however have a negative effect on capacity and energy consumption as more power is needed to force the meal through the die. The same effect can be achieved by changing to a die with a larger die thickness.
- your pellet mill allows automatic and recipe controlled roller gap setting
- blockages caused by roller slip would be eliminated
- the down time of die blockages due to another overload could be reduced
- feed quality would be optimized
- and production efficiency was to be increased