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The Checklist for Improving Efficiency at Your Pet Food Processing Plant


Efficiency drives profits. Whether that means improving process time, reducing waste, or lowering maintenance costs, increasing efficiency means improving the profitability of your plant. But it can be difficult to know where to start. The Checklist for Improving Efficiency at Your Pet Food Processing Plant makes it easy to organize and prioritize your efficiency upgrades. We take a closer look at equipment and operation upgrades that specifically affect pet food processors. While organizing these upgrades, we discuss a few of the ways to realize low-cost efficiency improvements most easily.

What’s in This Guide?


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Equipment Upgrades

Where can you upgrade your equipment most easily? What upgrades will make the biggest impact on your process? Can you improve procedures to help prevent downtime and reduce maintenance? We discuss a number of ways to improve liquid coating systems and controls to realize efficiency improvements.

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FSMA and Regulatory Compliance

FSMA has created challenges for a number of pet food processors. However, FSMA and efficiency do not have to be opposed. Equipment upgrades can make regulatory compliance easier, while reducing risk and product defects. We’ll discuss ways to make FSMA compliance easier while making your plant run more smoothly.

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Facility Safety and Stability Improvements

At times, workplace safety compliance can also seem to be at odds with efficiency. However, the right standards and procedures can reduce liability, improve process speed, reduce maintenance costs and extend the working lifespan of your equipment. We’ll go through a number of safety standards and procedures that can create a safer and more efficient workplace.

Who Should Use this Guide?


Pet Food Processing Plant Managers

Managing day-to-day operations and continuously delivering results requires a wide range of knowledge and skills. If you’ve noticed vulnerabilities at your plant, and you’re wondering how to improve them, this checklist can help. Go through the list to see where you can make changes, improvements, or bring a business case for new investment.

Project Engineers

Installing new equipment or monitoring upgrades can quickly become complex. If you’re unsure of where to start or how to prioritize opportunities for improvement, it can help to put your options on paper. The checklist does it for you, discussing equipment upgrades and design changes that can optimize your project.

Project Managers

When product defects, downtime and delays start to rise, you know there’s a problem, but the solution can be harder to uncover. Should you focus on equipment upgrades? Training? Maintenance procedures? Or maybe there are other factors you haven’t considered. Use the checklist to assess your options and organize your solutions.

About APEC


Since 1992, APEC has specialized in the design and manufacturing of ingredient automation equipment and controls for weighing, dosing, mixing, continuous blending, and coating. Our equipment and control systems weigh and control flow rates from grams to tons. We serve a variety of industries with such diverse applications as the automatic formulation of flavored drink mix, rubber products, plastics, cereal products, pet food, animal feed, brake linings, vitamin and mineral supplements, lawn patch, fertilizer, foam, and composite wood products.

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