All around the world, dogs and cats are increasingly being seen as members of the family. The health and nutrition of our four-legged friends are more important than ever. This trend is underscored by the constantly increasing market volumes for pet food. ADINAX Pet has recognised this trend, and in 2019 decided to increase its production capacity for high-quality premium pet food by installing a Tietjen grinding module and crossyoke plansifter in order to achieve a capacity of 6–8 t/h. Adimax was founded in 2002 by specialists with extensive experience in the pet food market, with the initial aim of serving the market in São Paulo. However, since then the company has grown continuously. Today it is headquartered in the city of Salto de Pirapora, and has three other production locations: Abreu e Lima-PE, Uberlândia-MG and Fortaleza-CE. Adimax offers products for almost all pet food segments, always with the aim of providing a range of quality products at affordable prices.
The combination of a GD 20 grinding module with crossyoke plansifter 1500 gives the operator the flexibility to change the process according to the grain size of the raw material required.The operator can decide whether the mixture of raw materials should first be ground and the crossyoke plansifter only used as a control sifter, or whether the process should proceed according to the ‘cyclic grinding concept’. In this process, the crossyoke plansifter is used both as a pre-sifter and control sifter.
Formulas in which raw materials have a high percentage of fine particles are suitable for cyclic grinding (e.g. when they contain large quantities of meat and bone meal or other meal).The cyclic grinding concept enables the particles to be classified. For example, particles larger than 600 µm would be sent to the grinding module, and those smaller than 600 µm to the main mixer. This enables considerable savings to be achieved in energy and spare parts for the hammer mill.
Wood pellets are a climate-neutral fuel derived from biomass. Ideally, pellets do not contain chemical binders and have a high energy density. Two kilograms of wood pellets are roughly equivalent to the efficiency of one litre of heating oil. Pellets are a good way to move away from dependence on fossil fuels. Tietjen’s hammer mills optimally crush wood for the pellet mill.
Hankkija has been operating a hammer mill since 2013. When capacity was not sufficient with the installed hammer mill, Hankkija decided to expand and purchase another mill.
Along with solar, hydro and wind energy, biogas is a regenerative energy source that helps to save fossil fuels. It is obtained in biogas plants from organic material through microbial degradation. With IMPRASYN, Tietjen offers a process that breaks down fresh material down to the cell structure and thus significantly increases the yield of the raw material. A biogas plant in Lower Saxony has already been using a Tietjen mill for years to produce biogas and thus supply public and private buildings with heat.