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Solving Material Segregation in Batch Mixing Processes

When solid materials mix, a degree of material segregation is inevitable. A variety of processes are used to achieve a predetermined level of uniformity in batch mixing processes, however other processes downstream can cause the materials to separate again. With proper design considerations and awareness of the material segregation physics at work, processes and products…

5 Powder Flow Control Problems And Solutions

Powder flow problems cause frustration and hours of expensive downtime. They can also damage machines, create backups, and produce sub-par products. Some types of materials, machines, and working conditions make powder flow problems more likely. We’ve identified the most common powder flow control problems and flow control solutions to help you solve these troublesome inefficiencies.…

11 Questions To Ask Your Equipment Manufacturer Before You Buy

New or renovated equipment is a significant investment and, once it’s installed, you want to make sure it works without incident. Equipment that’s not suited for your materials or process can cause expensive downtime, maintenance costs, product inconsistency and more. How can you make sure you’re getting the right equipment before you buy? Knowing the…

4 New Food and Workplace Safety Regulations For Grain and Pet Food Manufacturers in 2018

Recent changes in food, environmental, and worker safety have caused many grain and pet food engineers to take another look at their manufacturing facilities. Some of these rules are newly changing, others are just recently subject to penalties for noncompliance and all deserve adequate attention. For greenfield sites or renovations, appropriate attention to food and…

Case Studies: Increasing Premix Manufacturing Capabilities

Here are two case studies in which operations needed to expand and manufacturing capabilities needed to be increased along with how the APEC Premix System gave these companies the capability to meet their goals. Multinational Premix Company A premix company wanted to expand their operations in North America and needed to greatly increase their manufacturing…

Industry Advantage: APEC’s Horizontal Ribbon Mixer

APEC’s in-house engineers and fabricators have successfully designed an innovative, high-quality horizontal ribbon mixer that can be utilized in the processing of animal feed, pet food, and other products. Taking great pride in our equipment’s capabilities, we have confidence that our horizontal ribbon mixer will give your processing plant the advantage it needs. The Advantages…

Case Study: The Efficient Automation Solution to Manual Labor

Case Study: From Manual Labor to Automation From manual to automatic, here is how the needs of a Michigan automotive sealing component and reinforcement company were met when APEC designed and manufactured automation equipment for them. Before Automation The client, an eastern Michigan manufacturer of automotive sealing components and reinforcements, had been processing their products…

Pet Food Case Study

A​ ​Pet​ ​Food​ ​Company​ ​Upgrades​ ​to​ ​APEC’s Mistcoater Here’s​ ​why​ ​a​ ​pet​ ​food​ ​company​ ​decided​ ​to​ ​upgrade​ ​from​ ​a​ ​tumble​ ​drum​ ​coater​ ​to​ ​APEC’s Mistcoater​ ​Liquid​ ​Applicator,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​successful​ ​outcome​ ​of​ ​making​ ​the​ ​change. The​ ​Issues To​ ​apply​ ​both​ ​fat​ ​and​ ​flavors​ ​to​ ​their​ ​pet​ ​food,​ ​our​ ​pet​ ​food​ ​client​ ​had​ ​been​ ​using​ ​a​…

APEC’s Animal Feed Case Study

Animal Feed Case Study: Horse, Poultry, and Aqua When it comes to solving problems for the animal feed industry, APEC has been developing solutions for over 25 years. Our systems deliver constant cost-cutting productivity, intuitive monitoring, reductions in labor and error, and higher overall quality. We are honored that many of our clients come back…

A Lawn Care Company’s Problem and APEC’s Solution

APEC’s Liquid Coating System Saves the Day As one of the world’s largest lawn and garden companies, selling over 20 brands in 18 countries, this lawn care company knew they had a problem that needed to be handled by a company with a similar reputation. APEC offers systems built to the exact needs of a…