Van Beek has developed the vertical silo mixer for mixing and homogenizing free flowing, dry substances of different sizes and with different bulk densities. Using a silo as a mixing vessel gives a large mixing capacity and no residual product is left behind from a previous batch. The maximum diameter of the silo is 3.5 meters with a maximum capacity of 60-70 m3/hour.
Early in 2018, Geelen Counterflow will introduce its new generation of Electrical Dryers to the market. Following four years of development, the first Electrical Dryer for 10-12 tph extruded petfood will be built and delivered in 2018. Pilot line testing in 2016 showed that energy efficiency can be improved by up to 65%, to well below 1000 kJ per kg of evaporated water, compared to the typical 2700 kJ/kg for a counterflow dryer running on natural gas or steam. Official market launch of the Electrical Dryer will be during Victam Asia 2018
Cargill’s Format Solutions business has unveiled iNDIGO™, its new animal feed formulation software designed to calculate more precise feed and nutrient recommendations. iNDIGO offers a wide-range of features, including reviewing and editing nutrient data across multiple production sites and time periods, increasing accuracy of forward evaluations by reflecting the true variability in all data inputs, and leveraging a SQL database for better communication. “This new offering is part of our overall strategic approach to provide formulation, operations and digital nutrition technology solutions for our customers."
Bühler Aeroglide has introduced AeroPro Moisture Control, a complete moisture control system that helps maintain a dryer temperature profile and minimize over drying. Microwave sensor technology, coupled with algorithms that are built on decades of drying experience deliver a comprehensive closed loop system for for automated dryer control.
Prosol’s has introduced a new product for aquaculture species. Aqua-MOD™ is a source of nucleotides, nucleosides, oligo nucleotides, ribonucleic acids fragments, peptides, aminoacids and minerals. These nutrients represent a pool of active and beneficial ingredients for aquatic animals. Their synergic effect can enhance immune system response, growth performance and disease resistance.
Cargill has announced the development of iQuatic ™, a shrimp feed produced exclusively for automated feeders using acoustic technology. iQuatic ™ feed will be available in Central and South America over the next few months. Through this acoustic technology, the automatic feed dispensers use microphones to detect when shrimp are eating, enabling the sytem to deliver more precise amounts of food when shrimp are hungry. iQuatic ™ feed is designed and formulated with ingredients that help ensure that shrimp take in all the nutrients available in a pellet.
YANG®, or yeast association new generation, is a concentrate of yeast derivatives that support animals during stressful and challenging conditions such as weaning, feed transitions and sanitary challenges. YANG can be used in most feed production processes. Trials have been conducted in controlled facilities and in commercial farms showing beneficial effects in post-weaning piglets, shrimp and fish.
Linking mycotoxin analysis to instant recommendations on usage and dosage of mycotoxin deactivators is a challenging assignment that Nutriad is addressing with the new web application MYCOMAN®, currently available online for iOS-Apple and Android-Google-Microsoft. “The user friendly app will complement information obtained after mycotoxin analyses and will instantly help feed and animal producers to manage mycotoxins efficiently and effectively.”
Kemin has announced the launch of LYSOFORTE® Liquid, a bio-surfactant, which revolutionizes the application process by directly dosing the bio-surfactant into the oil and fat application line. The product has been launched in Europe, Middle East, India and in a number of markets in Asia, and will launch in additional countries upon registration.
TerraVia, Inc. and Bunge Limited announced today that they are launching native, whole algae DHA as a sustainable specialty feed ingredient, prioritizing the aquaculture market, which currently uses approximately $3B in omega-3 ingredients. DHA, docosahexaenoic acid, is a long chain omega-3 fatty acid that is a critical element for humans and animals, including fish, for healthy growth and development.