Your one-stop-shop partner for feedmilling solutions
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.
THE MILL’S DESIGN
> WILL EVOLVE
#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.
Meet the team
The team at Anderson Feed Technology understands the challenges you face because we’ve been there – literally.
“We’ve got your backs”
Wayne has worked in the feed milling industry for some 28 years – not only managing feedmills but also supervising their construction. His most recent role was Director of Feedmill Technology at the Cherkizovo Group in Russia, where he was responsible for 7 different plants.
”When you’re running a busy milling operation, it’s inevitable that the small things can get overlooked sometimes – and that’s what our work is all about. We don’t claim to have all the answers, but the one thing we do know is that if we make the feed mill operative’s job easier, it benefits not just them, but the whole operation. When it comes to get the most from your milling, we’ve got your backs.”
“With our technology, we will have your feed mill working smarter, not harder”
Mark brings over 20 years’ experience in the poultry industry as Feedmill Manager responsible for the manufacturing and delivery processes with the capacity of 400,000+ tons per year. Mark has managed countless projects of various sizes within the feed milling industry from design phase to successful completion. He received the US Poultry Association Safety Award of Distinction multiple times for the implementation of safe practices within a feed mill.
”In a world where technology and engineering lead the way to making feed manufacturing as efficient as possible, look no further than Anderson Feed Technology. At Anderson it’s the attention to detail that will make the difference. Trust us to get your milling process working smarter not harder”
“Our goal is to make the feed mill more than the sum of its parts”
Roy began his career some 20 years ago working as an automotive engineer – first in Germany and then in his home country of the Netherlands. Then, five years ago he was attracted to the feed industry, working for Anderson Feed Technology’s joint venture partner, Ottevanger Milling Services.
”When you think about it, an automobile isn’t so different from a feed mill. They both contain many working parts, and our job is to make these work together in unison and become more than the sum of those parts. How do we achieve it? For my part, I’m thankful for my training in Germany – which has allowed me to apply their extremely thorough engineering methodology and professional standard to our North American feed mill customers.”
Looking to reduce costs and energy usage in your pelleting process?
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Do you need to build a new feed mill quickly?
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