Online measurement system controls feed particle size

Online measurement system controls feed particle size

Online particle size measurement is a new tool for process control and optimization when pelleting animal feed. (Dewald Kirsten)

New sensor technology analyzes particle size distribution during manufacturing and allows operators to take immediate action when deviations occur.

Particle size is one of the main characteristics of feed that has significant influence on animal performance and health. For pig feed, the right balance between fine particles for maximum performance and coarse particles to maintain animal health must be found. In broiler nutrition, coarse granulation adapted to the age of the birds is essential for the development of the digestive tract.