Key features, options, and models
The Pegasus® Vacuum Coater is ideally suited for the production of pet food as well as feed and aquafeed. The system can process all types of extruded product. The well-thought-out control program makes it easy to work with different recipes and to vary the vacuum application and the addition of powders and liquids. Even when it comes to small quantities, switching to a different recipe can be done very quickly and easily.
The Pegasus® Vacuum Coating System for Petfood
Everyone wants the best for his or her pet. Therefore, a dog or cat pellet must be full of healthy nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. The Vacuum Coater ensures that these substances are absorbed easily and quickly by each pellet. Subsequently, a layer of slurry can be added. This slurry ensures the animal likes the smell and taste of the pellets. Because a slurry makes the pellets sticky, a powder coating can be added for a dry and solid pellet.
The Pegasus® Vacuum Coating System for Feed
The Pegasus® Vacuum Coating system is very suitable for the fast and accurate processing of large quantities of pellets. This can include feed pellets for bulls, pigs, chickens, or rabbits. The recipe can be adjusted exactly to what the animals need. The composition of feed not only has an impact on animal welfare but is also crucial in other areas. For example, the composition of feed can be set to maximize feed intake and minimize methane emissions.
The Pegasus® Vacuum Coating System for Aquafeed
Fish need sufficient oils and fats, without these substances polluting the water. With the Vacuum Coater, the required substances are easily incorporated into the feed and a top layer of, for example, solidified fat can then be applied. As a result, a pebble contains all the "wet" substances a fish needs, without the pebble disintegrating when it hits the water. The top layer causes the pebble to sink and be easily eaten by the fish. A top layer can also be added to prevent the pebble from sinking. Using vacuum technology, the pebble can be produced to float, slowly sink or sink.
The Pegasus® Vacuum Coater has a very compact design and features extra-large inspection hatches, making quick and thorough cleaning very easy. As a result, it’s also easy to switch from one production recipe to another, while meeting the strictest hygienic requirements. Even if the production capacity per recipe fluctuates greatly. The Pegasus® Vacuum Coater can be equipped with easily removable paddle welds. For production processes that must meet extremely strict requirements in terms of preventing contamination with harmful microorganisms, Dinnissen also offers a range of additional hygienic functionalities for the Vacuum Coater, including hot air treatment and CIP cleaning.