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Pet Food – Wild Bird Seed

New bird enthusiasts push bird seed demand

Bird food has led the pet food industry in record volumes and sales in recent years. Consumers under quarantine turned to birding and bird feeding, with the National Audubon Society reporting record app sign-ins in 2020 with numbers continuing to rise in 2021. This is a new hobby with staying power, as bird food demand is predicted to remain elevated for the foreseeable future. Wild bird seeds often feature blends or mixes since there is often overlap for several bird species that like similar types of food. However, there is a world of difference in weight and size between a sunflower and a thistle seed, as there is with all the potential seeds that could comprise a wild bird seed mixture. Maintaining a proportionate blend is vital to presenting a quality product in its final packaging.

Wild bird seed mixes retain proper proportions

A tubular drag conveyor system maintains bird seed mix or blend proportions and integrity from input to discharge. Its unique, enclosed compartmental designs, similar to a string of rail cars, guard against the sifting common in other conveyor systems that can cause significant restructuring. Based on your specifications and requirements, each space between two Cablevey discs maintains a steady flow of product volume. In addition, our engineers can calculate the optimal system speed and most appropriate tube angles and construction for the desired throughput. Maintain precise blend ratios for wild bird seed blends with diverse seed weights, shapes, and sizes for the highest quality output and customer satisfaction.
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Enclosed, sanitary, dust free environment
Enclosed tube conveyors improve plant safety and hygiene by drastically reducing dust while protecting against product contamination.
Easy to Clean
Wet and dry in-tube cleaning options reduce time between changeovers and preserve resources. Clean-in-place methods are also available to improve efficiencies and reduce downtime.
Quiet & Energy Efficient
The engineered design requires lower horsepower motors, for lower energy requirements and quiet operations.

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