Thomas Jorgensen, Managing Director, Source Technology
The extrusion process has been the dominating technology for production of feed and food manufacturing for the past 50 years. During this period, the process equipment manufacturers have consistently developed the essential extrusion process equipment in order to cope with the consistent developing requirements from the feed and food producers. In particular, changes in raw material availability and consistency, combined with a price-driven market, have resulted in substantial changes in formulation by means of alternative sources of raw material used. These circumstances have challenged feed and food producers in terms of proper control of the extrusion process, in order to run a profitable business from a manufacturing point of view. Source Technology has consequently developed inline sampling and analysis technologies, in order for feed and food producers to optimize control of the product quality after each process step. This in order to ensure that both the nutrient and physical quality of the feed and food is according to specifications, thus avoiding substantial rework costs.
Download Inline process analysis control of the extrusion process (pp 26-32 AQUAFEED: Advances in Processing & Formulation, vol VI issue IV, 2014) (PDF) from the \"read document\" link below.