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Optimizing Pet Food Production Lines for Efficiency

July 02, 2024

Optimizing Pet Food Production Lines for Efficiency

As pet food manufacturers expand capacity to meet growing demand for pet food and treats (Blog: Pet Food Industry Trends), production line efficiency is a top priority. Nercon is helping manufacturers optimize line efficiency on several fronts:

Boosting performance – Accumulation solutions optimize product throughput by controlling product flow to the next manufacturing process. For instance, during a planned or unplanned downstream backup, products can accumulate and recirculate on a re-flow accumulation conveyor, allowing upstream equipment to continue running. An accumulation loop serves a similar purpose, enabling upstream and downstream applications to operate independently while maintaining efficient production output. Accumulation solutions can handle pet food packaging from cans to pucks to irregularly shaped products.
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Increasing space efficiency – Conveyors that change elevation help pet food manufacturers optimize use of vertical space and can lead to faster, smoother operations. Nercon’s draper Z incline conveyor elevates and lowers products to simplify traffic patterns and reduce the overall production line footprint. The self-contouring upper belt handles a variety of pet food product shapes, sizes, and weights while eliminating time-consuming changeover adjustments. Spiral conveyors are another elevation solution that enhance production flow by moving products vertically, up or down, and create flexibility in floor space utilization.

Starting up new lines quickly and flexing existing operations – The ease and speed of doing business with Nercon helps pet food manufacturers get up and running quickly with new and reconfigured production lines. Nercon is a one-stop source for complete conveyor solutions, from handling raw or wet pet food with sanitary conveyors to moving dry pet food products from production to final packaging.

Nercon’s highly-experienced team of applications experts is dedicated to helping customers solve production line challenges. With unmatched conveyor expertise and industry-leading delivery times of just 6 to 8 weeks on most equipment, Nercon continues to be a preferred partner for pet food manufacturers of all sizes.

To speak with a Nercon expert about your pet food production line vision and challenges, give us a call at 844-293-2814, or get in touch online.


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