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Pandora End of Line Mixing

The compact feeding and mixing concept for the food, feed and petfood industry.

Together, Dinnissen Process Technology (the Netherlands) and the K-Tron Process Group (Switzerland) are introducing a new feeding and mixing concept for the high-quality food, feed and petfood industry. The Pandora End of Line Mixing concept was developed especially for highly demanding situations in which a maximum of 10 (micro)components must be mixed quickly, carefully and extremely homogeneously. It is also particularly suitable for situations in which it is essential to be able to switch quickly and easily to new recipes while at the same time preventing contamination and segregation is. Low energy consumption is an additional advantage.

Mixing quickly, carefully and extremely homogeneously
The Pandora End of Line Mixing concept works on the principle of continuous mixing, whereby ingredients are constantly being fed into and removed from a highly compact mixer. The system is composed of several highly accurate gravimetric feeders from the K-Tron Process Group coupled with the famous Pegasus Paddle Mixer® from Dinnissen Process Technology. The special feeders measure the input of ingredients to the Pegasus Paddle Mixer® very precisely. The input can range from micro-ingredients (0.01-2% of batch weight) to extra high percentages (30-220% of batch weight). The gravimetric feeders have very fast response times, thereby minimizing product loss during adjustment periods.

Ultra-hygienic and effortless switch to new recipe
In its turn, the ingenious construction of the Pegasus Paddlemixer® allows it to mix ingredients extremely quickly and homogeneously. For example, it mixes fragile leafy vegetables carefully and quickly in 6-8 seconds; sticky powders or powders and liquids that are difficult to mix are done in 30-50 seconds. The compact design of the Pegasus Paddle Mixer® offers a great many significant advantages for the overall mixing process. It makes it possible to clean the mixer quickly and easily, so that switching hygienically to a new recipe becomes child's play. And since the Pandora End of Line Mixing system can handle quantities from 50 kg to 100 tons per hour, switching between recipes is easy even when the production capacity per recipe varies greatly

Easily integrated into new as well as existing production processes
Its compact design makes it easy to integrate the Pegasus Paddle Mixer into any location within a new or existing production process. For example, the new mixing concept can be integrated just before the packaging process, thereby minimizing the risk of segregation. Finally, Pandora End of Line Mixing is especially suitable for spraying oils and liquids onto powders, pellets and granulates.

As stand-alone module or complete process
The Pandora End of Line Mixing concept is presently being applied very successfully in production processes for muesli, baby food, and cacao as well as for adding probiotics, vitamins and minerals to dairy products and other foodstuffs. The new system is available from Dinnissen Process Technology or the K-Tron Process Group in the form of a stand-alone module for integration into new or existing production processes or in the form of a complete production process. When it comes to solutions for the packaging of foodstuffs, Dinnissen and the K-Tron Process Group work together with Guerin Systems.

Product

Mixing time

Vegetables

6-8 sec

Coffee/ Pellets/ Pet Food Dinners / Tea

10-15 sec

Dry Powders

30-40 sec

Sticky Powders

30-50 sec

Mixing efficiently



About Dinnissen

Dinnissen Process Technology offers you a unique mix of expertise plus contracting and manufacturing facilities: from a stand-alone machine to a complete turnkey system, from pre-engineering to project management, and from design to assembly to start-up. Our one-stop shopping concept enables us to operate independently of third-party suppliers. Our extensive international network ensures that we can deliver anywhere in the world.

Wednesday June, 28
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