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The pet food, animal feed and aqua feed industry are constantly changing. Innovations, legislation and developments like traceability require flexible, hygienic and sustainable production methods.

TBMA offers a wide range of suitable components and systems as well as the expertise to serve you in these industries. Whether it concerns pneumatic conveying or the dosing of premixes. We are happy to help you with an efficient and safe solution, focused on the continuity of your production process.

Below you will an overview of our components and systems suitable for the animal feed, pet food and aqua feed industries.

Handle with care

A fine collection of 16 rotary valves is ready for shipment to JT electric in the Faroe Islands. When designing their custom made feeding barges for fish farming, JT electric use TBMA rotary valves for the dosing and transport of the fish food.

With the increasing growth of saltwater fish farms, the demand for automatic feeding systems is also increasing. The expensive high-quality feed must end up in the water undamaged. Every single pellet must be handled gently to avoid breakage and crumbling. Therefore, the TBMA HGRD200 blow-through valves are equipped with an adapted rotor, ensuring that the product is transported and dosed with minimal damage. The valves are of a robust and reliable design and the easy demountable execution guarantees quick (dis)assembly and easy maintenance.

“We use TBMA rotary valves because the tests we performed on the valves proved them to be of good quality. Also we appreciate the cooperation with the dedicated and skilled TBMA sales team. In the process from the first contact, our relationship with TBMA has grown stronger and closer”, states Ólavur Thomsen, Project Manager at JT electric.

Rotary valves and diverter valves

Wearing raw materials such as minerals in premixes are often used in the production of pet food or animal feed. This requires wear-resistant components, for example rotary valves with a 4C coating. Also, hygienic applications occur in pet food production more often. For these applications valves made of stainless steel or with a 3C coating are used.

The TBMA H-series rotary valves are suitable for dosing powders and granules, absorbing differential pressure and as protective system up to 10 bar for products in dust class St1 and St2.

DTD plug diverters and RD flap diverters are both very suitable for diverting or converging product flow in the pet food and animal feed industry.

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Big-Bag filling

With TBMA Big-Bag filling and weighing systems Big-Bags are filled suspended, and optionally vibrated and weighed, regardless the type of bag. This ensures a stable, straight-filled bag that is easy to stack.

Due to the efficient filling and accurate weighing, our systems are used successfully in various types of animal feed installations worldwide. Product loss, contamination and dust formation during filling are thus prevented, which is certainly of great importance for finer powders.

Our modular Big-Bag filling systems are available for processing bags with a filled weight of 500 up to 1.600 kg. Depending on the product supply and system layout, a filling capacity of 20 bags per hour can be achieved.

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Big-Bag unloading

TBMA Big-Bag unloading systems are specifically designed for trouble-free unloading of various products from different types of FIBCs. The liner clamping and clamping mechanism prevents dust, product loss and contamination.

The systems are suitable for processing single or multi-trip bags, with or without a plastic inner bag. A number of unique options have also been designed for the safe and hygienic release of food and pharmaceutical products.

The TBMA range is based on a simple but very flexible modular concept in which the basic models can be expanded with various options.

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Bag emptying (25kg)

Many ingredients used in the animal feed industry, such as starch, grain and minerals, are transported and supplied as bagged goods. The Galahad automatic bag emptying machine has been TBMA's optimum bulk transfer solution for cutting and emptying various types of bags from 25 up to 80 kg for more than four decades. The system is supplied as a semi-automatic or optionally fully automatic with a robot to place the bags on the conveyor belt.

The Galahad ensures continuous dust-free and hygienic emptying of the bags with a residual value between 0,01% and 0,05%. The bags are opened with one clean cut at which there is no contact between the outside of the bag and the product.

For smaller quantities, we supply various dust-proof bag dumping cabinets.

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Pneumatic conveying

When it comes to pneumatic conveying in the pet food and animal feed industry, we offer you both the components and systems as well as the knowledge and experience to select the best solution for you.

We engineer and supply reliable and sustainable systems for dense phase and dilute phase applications. In the process we take into account the vulnerability, abrasiveness or segregation sensitivity of your products. When desired, we can deliver the system including control system.

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Blending and homogenising

The VRM vertical blender by TBMA is very suitable for mixing larger batches of product and is often used for, for example, homogenising segregated batches.

The combination of a high degree of mixing and complete release makes the Conical Spiral Batch mixer very suitable for mixing for example minerals, proteins and vitamins.

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Silo storage

We work closely with renowned partners for the delivery of silos, blenders, tanks and hoppers designed by TBMA. This allows us to supply a full range of storage units in standard, vacuum or pressure applications and for the storage of various products. The silos etc are available in various materials and can be equipped with various peripheral equipment, such as level switches, valves, filters, explosion pannels, etc.

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Loading chutes

Loading chutes are used for the dust-free loading of bulk goods in e.g. trucks. The Moduflex program with loading chutes has been completing our own product range for more than 20 years. This allows us to offer a total package of components and systems for the animal feed industry.

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TBMA designs and supplies rotary valves, diverter valves and other components for the processing of bulk solids goods. Our hi-end equipment is suitable for conveying powders and granules in almost all industries.

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TBMA are specialists in the design and supply of components and systems for bulk solids handling. Our extensive range of high quality processing equipment is suitable for handling powders and granules with proven reliability in practice in a variety of processing industries. The highly qualified and experienced TBMA staff are well able to translate your requirements into the right execution and application of our components. We also offer the design and execution of complete projects, thus providing you with an efficient, reliable and sustainable solution for your process.

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