Anderson Feed Technology
We’re a US-based feed production expert specializing in the design and operation of mills that produce compound feed for all animals – from premixes to aquafood, pet food, soybean processing and milk replacers. With a combined 200-plus years’ milling experience and some 500 successful projects worldwide, our starting point is you and your customer – supporting you in producing increasingly complex recipes by optimizing the interlocking processes needed to produce a greater quantity and quality of animal feed. It’s all based on a proven approach that blends deep knowledge of the North American market with the best in European engineering excellence. The bottom line: if we want our next generation of feed millers to be successful, they’ll need proven next-generation technology and expertise to achieve it.
Our Feed Milling Health check
Over the past two years, our Feed Milling Health Check has unlocked productivity gains of between 10-20% for more than a dozen customers across the United States – simply by getting more from their existing assets, whether it be process, equipment, people (or all three).
It’s a simple, low-risk but high-reward process. We visit your mill and conduct a walkthrough – from the delivery of your raw materials to the storage of your finished product. We then make recommendations based on your unique circumstances and budget.
#1 Maximizing the micro system
Managing the growing number of low-inclusion feed ingredients is an increasing challenge for feed mills. In short, we’re seeing an increasing number of customers outgrowing their micro system. But it doesn’t have to be that way…
The challenge: our client was operating their mill 16 hours-a-day, drastically overworking a single shift. The mixer line was doing 32 tph with an 8-minute mixer cycle. All the components in the line could complete a batch in 4 minutes except their 16-bin micro system. The micro system was set above a scale which fed to the mixer.
The solution: split the micro system into two sections. Install a second scale under one-half of the micro bins. This allowed the micro system to fill batches in less than 4 minutes. The production level jumped to 60 tph, reducing the time needed to make feed by 6 hours per day.
#2 Supercharging the steam set
How do you establish and maintain high-quality steam for efficient and safe pelleting when the steam set itself is so often a mysterious ‘black box’? This is an area we have spent years striving to understand – and now it’s paying dividends for our customers.
The challenge: we were touring a mill with the GM and noticed the water trap on the steam set looked unusual. Upon further inspection, we saw that the system would build up condensation and then shoot water along with the steam into the conditioner. This was causing most of the plugs.
The solution: We redesigned the steam set without any new equipment. The maintenance manager removed and rearranged the current parts of the steam set to drain it properly – and ensure that only good steam was delivered to the conditioner. In less than one day’s work, the pelleter output improved by more than 30%.
#3 Resetting the software
What may seem like small improvements to batch processing can have a major impact on a 24/7 milling operation. Even a 20-second improvement in the mixer time cycle time can cut labor time by one hour per day and sometimes more…
The challenge: When checking the mixer cycle, we found that the software was set on a 20-second delay between the time the mixer closed and the next batch began to load – along with some other delays. Extra time had been programmed into the system, no-one knew why – and most operators don’t have access to re-program.
The solution: By identifying and then eliminating these unnecessary delays programmed into the mixer cycle, we gained 30 seconds per batch. Doesn’t sound like much? For our customer’s 4-ton mixer, this equated to 8 tons per hour. The bottom line: 80 tons more feed per day based on a 10-hour day.
Imagine a pellet mill that requires 20-25% less energy versus traditional pellet mills, while being more durable and robust, less noisy and easier to operate with hardly any vibration. The MonoRoll HE does all this and more – with the potential to save nearly $40,000 per year, per pellet mill. The result: you now have the potential to run much higher capacity with more output – but using less energy and labor. More
Constructing a new mill can take months (or years). Our unique Containerized Mill solution is ideal for any plant with a capacity of up to 45 tonnes per hour. The complete installation is delivered on-site in ready-made modules with the dimensions of a shipping container (20 feet). You simply stack them in the correct order (think Lego). Today, this proven solution is used by feed mills worldwide to save time, money…and a lot of headaches. More
Anderson Feed Technology has been formed by a collaboration of Anderson International Corp and Ottevanger Milling Engineers.
This partnership will leverage the expertise of both companies, establishing a strong presence that provides a wide variety of Feed Mill and Cereal related solutions to existing and new clients in the United States and Canada. Thanks to its expert know-how, gained over it’s joined 245 years of experience, Anderson Feed Technology is the ideal partner for the implementation of your project.
Our expertise lies in; engineering, production, and installation of machinery and complete installations in the dry-cereal and grain processing industry such as:
- Feed mills
- Premix and concentrate plants
- Aquafeed and Pet food installations
- Cereal processing lines
- Biomass installations
About Anderson International Corp
“Anderson International Corp, founded in 1888, is the original inventor of the screw press or Expeller® for the mechanical recovery of fats from oil bearing beans, seeds, and nuts. In their 130-year history, Anderson has adapted the original screw press design for a variety of industrial processes, including pet food, animal feed, and synthetic rubber. To date, Anderson has successfully designed, manufactured, and installed over 12,000 pieces of processing equipment for over 100 different types of materials in more than 100 countries with a focus on providing complete process solutions to their customer base.”
About Ottevanger Milling Engineers B.V.
Ottevanger Milling Engineers, founded in 1909, is a specialist in the design and manufacture of equipment and complete installations for the grain- and feed processing industries. The company designs and produces a comprehensive range of process equipment following the latest standards. The accumulated knowledge and experience of more than 100 years determine the quality of design, equipment and installations of Ottevanger Milling Engineers and its efficiency and reliability.