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  • 4 Key Sanitation and Safety Regulations in Pet Food Processing

    Clean, safe food and a clean, safe work environment are important in processing food for human consumption as well as animal consumption. Many of the rules and guidelines for maintaining sanitation and preventing workplace hazards are the same between both of these environments. Taking precautions to create a sanitary pet food processing plant and prevent…

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  • Comparing and Contrasting Liquid Coating Equipment Solutions

    There are a number of ways to apply liquid coatings to foods and pet food. Using the right liquid coating equipment solutions for your coating type and product can improve product quality, and reduce waste, maintenance expenses, and downtime. In this blog post, we’ll discuss different liquid coating equipment solutions. Comparing and Contrasting Liquid Coating…

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  • Spray Equipment and Coatings: Problems and Solutions

    Spray equipment and coatings present a number of challenges to food and pet food manufacturers. Spray coating systems, as well as the coating liquids, can be difficult to work with. Workplace hazards, equipment maintenance problems, expenses, down time and other problems may arise. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the most common problems…

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  • Automotive Sealing Components

    Problem: An eastern Michigan manufacturer of automotive sealing components and reinforcements was interested in finding a more accurate method to manufacture their products. Their process was entirely manual. Batching, weighing, and measuring was all being done completely by hand which amounted to waste due to human error, poor housekeeping, and high labor costs. The company approached…

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  • Integrated Pork Operation

    Industry: Animal Feed Customer: Integrated Pork Operation The Challenge A large integrated hog operation, decided to manufacture their own feed. Because of the record keeping and required precision they wanted an easy automatic way to introduce micro ingredients into their process. They had plans to automate the rest of the feed manufacturing plant, but the micro ingredients…

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  • Specialty Ingredient Manufacturer

    The Issue A chemical manufacturer heard about APEC’s Mistcoater, which had been used for many years for applying fats and flavorings to animal feed and pet food, and approached APEC about the possibility of using the same machine for their enzyme product. The customer had developed an enzyme that when added to animal feed, reduced…

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