Five benefits of weight loss micro ingredient systems

Five benefits of weight loss micro ingredient systems

Batching speed, accuracy drive a shift in equipment popularity

The emphasis on feed safety and a stringent regulatory environment has spurred increasing interest in micro ingredient systems (MIS) in feed mills. According to equipment suppliers, investments in the machinery are split between upgrades of existing systems and first-time buyers looking to transition from hand-add weighing methods for their micro ingredients, such as drugs, vitamins and trace minerals. MIS are split into two categories based on functionality: weight loss and weight gain systems. Traditional weight gain systems continue to be popular due to their price point; however, feed mills focused on traceability, accuracy and batching speed invest in weight loss units. While weight loss systems cost more than traditional units, according to equipment suppliers, the technology is user-friendly, increasingly more economical and pays off in the long run. “If you’re running one bin at a time on a traditional system with only one scale, your batch time is limited,” says Brend King, Intersystems director of sales. “In a weight loss system, you can have all the feeders running at the same time and dramatically decrease your batching time, which ultimately increases your capacity with very little capital expenditure.” This article explores the pros and cons of investing in a weight loss MIS.Weight loss vs. weight gain systems