The following steps reflects important considerations during design of a premix and concentrate plant. Ottevanger supplies complete plants as well as individual equipment meeting capacity and other requirements.
The design and specification of the Intake part of the plant depends on the type micro ingredients; macro ingredients and carriers to be used in the process. Carrier materials will require special design attention to cleaning, destining and removal of any potential metals.
Every premix or concentrate is the result of a complex formula of various ingredients. Creating these accurate formulas requires extremely accurate dosing & weighing and equipment. Ottevanger premix and concentrate solutions result in exceptional accuracies and ensure an optimised product quality / cost relationship.
The macro and micro-ingredients as well as liquid additives eventually come together in a mixer. Ottevanger supplies various mixer designs ( ribbon mixer, paddle mixer, vertical mixer and a continuous mixer) depending on application. Mixer choice is affected by the desired capacity, ingredient characteristics and desired mixing accuracy. After mixing the final product goes directly to a packaging or bagging station.
Control and prevention of cross contamination between batches of premixes and concentrates is a very important part of a good design. Ottevanger minimises this risk by following a vertical design and layout approach, making use of gravity instead of conveyors to move product to the next processing step. In addition, state-of-the-art process control assists in operational sequencing further minimising the potential risk of cross contamination