Dry Pet Foods
Dough is mixed with a unique, shafless mixing blade that ensures good dispersion of ingredients. Mixed dough is automatically discharged into a dough feed system or tub. In many facilities, the mixer is located on the floor above the main line: mixed dough is discharged into the dough feed through a floor chute. Dough feed systems are specifically designed to match plant output and product type.
Specialist dies and rolls set the product size, shape, weight and thickness, as well as imparting the manufacturer’s unique design or branding. Extracted biscuits are then passed to the oven.
Baking is achieved by jets of hot air directed onto the product from plenum chambers above and below the band. The air is heated by a single burner in each zone and, once spent, is recirculated with a proportion being exhausted to maintain bake chamber humidity. High pressure in the plenum chambers ensures even distribution of air across the band, providing an even bake.
- Dry Pet Foods
Baker Perkins holds a unique position in the baked pet food and treat market as the only company capable of supplying complete production lines, from mixing through to baking.
Particularly heavy doughs are required for these products, requiring especially robust equipment to mix, feed and form the dough into the required shapes. Baking also has characteristics unique to pet products.
Over 100 years experience in food engineering has enabled us to build an unrivalled expertise in these key processes in baked pet food and treat production. That technology base is backed by process familiarity enabling us to specify exactly the right system for each end product requirement.
Rotary moulding, extrusion and sheeting are all options following the mixing process: we identify the technique that suits the individual application. Baker Perkins systems provide the flexibility to make a broad variety of attractive shapes, colors and flavors.
Baker Perkins' best-in-class machines are familiar throughout the baked pet treat industry. All are backed by Baker Perkins’ comprehensive aftermarket services, including die roll design and manufacture, a lab facility for developing and testing products, OEM parts and 24/7 field service support.
Innovation is a key to success in the pet food and treat market, and as an alternative to baked products, our twin screw cooker extruders are used extensively in the production of dry food. Baker Perkins' co-extrusion systems and extruded bar technology can also produce a unique and extensive range of center-filled pet food products: these consist of cream or paste, in an almost unlimited variety of colors and flavors, surrounded by a cereal outer.
- Required Equipment
Mixing Dough Sheet Forming & Cutting Moulding Baking
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