State Of Conveying 2023 Report
When it comes to transporting bulk materials, especially in specialized industries like pet food manufacturing, choosing the right conveyor system is crucial. One of the most efficient systems in this context is Cablevey’s tubular drag pet food conveyor system. Here’s a detailed look at what these systems are and why they are beneficial in this industry.
A tubular drag system is a type of conveyor that uses a cable or chain-driven flight mechanism enclosed within a tube to move material from one location to another. They are designed to transport a wide variety of materials, ranging from powders to larger particulates, in a gentle and enclosed manner.
In the realm of material transport, the traditional industrial conveyor belt system and the modern tubular drag system stand as symbols of industrial evolution. The former, with its wide, flat surface, has been a stalwart in assembly lines and production facilities for decades, transporting goods with straightforward simplicity. On the other hand, the tubular drag system, a newer entrant, encapsulates innovation. This being said, let’s check how it works:
Inlets and outlets – The system usually has multiple inlets and outlets, making it flexible for different operations and plant layouts. Materials can be loaded into the system at various points and can be discharged at any desired location.
Pet parents are dedicated to their animal companions, as illustrated by the rise of specialty pet foods and the overall market increase for foods and treats, expected to post a 5.8% CAGR for the next few years. Quality also partners with convenience as consumers look to customized blends and mixes designed for specialized diets, tailored meal plans, or healthy treats.
Among those customized products, organic and vegan varieties continue to rise in popularity, topping $22 billion in 2020. This is attributed mainly to millennials, the largest segment of pet owners, mimicking their own personal eating habits.
Tubular conveyors enhance the efficiency of production, ensuring consistency and accurate nutritional balances in treats, meals, and various other items – qualities highly valued by buyers.
In keeping with sanitation requirements, Cablevey Conveyors offers a system built to withstand repeated sanitary cleaning procedures and washdowns that are standard in pet food processing. The system design transports products over long distances while preserving part and piece integrity, an essential quality characteristic in the finished product.
Energy efficient – Due to their slow-moving nature and efficient design, they typically use less energy compared to other conveying systems, resulting in cost savings in the long run.
There is a wide variety of pet foods available on the market, and Cablevey tubular drag conveyors are designed to handle a variety of foods used within the industry. This includes everything from seeds or pellets to kibble and nutrients. Our conveyor belt for a warehouse moves pet food products from mixers and blenders to packaging or other processing within the production facility.
In an industry where precision, hygiene, and efficiency are paramount, Cablevey Conveyors stand out as a beacon of innovation. With their gentle handling, minimal waste generation, and energy-efficient operation, Cablevey Conveyors ensure that every morsel of pet food retains its nutritional integrity and pristine quality.
Beyond the technical prowess, what truly sets a good conveyor belt for food apart is its commitment to elevating industry standards. So, don’t wait any longer and contact us at Cablevey Conveyors and learn all about our bulk material handling equipment.
Cablevey Conveyors Offers a Gentle Way to Convey
Similarly to a belt conveyor system, a pet food conveyor is used to transport raw materials, semi-processed ingredients, and finished pet food products within a manufacturing facility.
Gentle conveying ensures the pet food retains its shape, nutritional value, and doesn’t crumble, maintaining product quality.
Yes, many systems are designed to be hygienic, enclosed, and easy to clean, ensuring product safety and preventing contamination.
Depending on the design, conveyors can handle both dry kibble and wet canned or pouched pet food.
Modern conveyors are designed to be energy-efficient, reducing operational costs and environmental impact.
Consider factors like your product type (dry/wet), production volume, facility layout, and specific processing requirements when selecting a conveyor.
Yes, many conveyor systems can be tailored to meet specific requirements of a manufacturing process, from design to material. For example, Cablevey has a custom conveyor belt that ensures efficiency, safety, and reliability in material handling and transportation.
To maintain ingredient quality, tubular conveyors prioritize gentle movement, controlled temperatures, and enclosed systems.
They’re typically made of stainless steel or other food-grade materials, ensuring durability and hygiene.
It varies by model and usage, but regular maintenance checks are recommended for optimal performance and longevity.
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CABLEVEY® is a world-wide tube conveyor manufacturer that designs, engineers, and services our tubular drag cable and disc conveyor systems in over 66 countries.
The May River family of process equipment manufacturing brands: Cablevey, Kason, Marion, and Spiroflow, offers industry leading advanced material handling equipment and engineering capabilities to address your most complex bulk solids material processing needs.
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