To the Better Physical Pellet Quality through the Pellet Press Settings
Published:November 3, 2010
The primary objective of pelleting is to produce a palatable, high quality product with minimum production expense. Manipulation of the feed pellets during the storage, transporting, and transfer to feeding lots seriously reduces the number of feed pellets that finally reach the feed pans. It seems that the best solution for this problem is to increase the Pellet Durability Index (PDI) of the fee...
This article is meant to help the operational officers as well in order to understand that the small adjustment can create the opportunities and hence the added value of better physical properties of pelleted feed products.
the article is very educative to all those people who are engaged in pellet feed manufacturing activities .the die hole and thickness of die makes difference on pellet durability,a very importent aspect like have been explained.
Thanks a lot!!! As your study taught how small things can change the whole world
This will guide those people who are working with pellet feed manafacturing
industries to create the difference.
Thanks & regards,
you can tell something about the components of mill that affects the pellets quality , if i use products with high humidity, pellets are nor durability. you may help with this? what binder can i use in this condition?
In case you want to know or understand better the physical quality of feed pellets I would suggest you sci. papers written by Thomas Meno (Physical quality of pelleted animal feed http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0377840196009492) as well as Behnke (http://amena.mx/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/13KBehnke.pdf). Overall, pay attention to your cooling / drying!
Regarding binding and binders I would suggest you to:
- Increase the % of Limestone inclusion (e.g. 0,5%) - Include pre-gelatinized starch in small % and/or some protein gels in the case your product requires high protein content as shrimp feed pellets, etc.. (e.g. Ajinomoto) - Include some binders as lignosulphonate (1 - 1,5%) Click here
Thomas Meno (Physical quality of pelleted animal feed http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0377840196009492 this article i could not read it. but Behnke was realy good. please send me another link for the first or the article please, That Benke write about glycerol, is reccomend to put this product in the pellet mill, because maybe i will try to do it.