The Role of Preconditioning in Food and Feed Extrusion
Michael Joseph / Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Poultry Science, NC State University.
What Is Preconditioning?Preconditioning means to condition or prepare a material before it is processed further. In the context of extrusion processes, preconditioning occurs just prior to extrusion inside a piece of equipment called a preconditioner. The preconditioned raw material exits the preconditioner and moves into the extruder for further processing down the line.The dry raw material is co...