Fish feed

Manufactured fish feed is an important part of commercial aquaculture, providing balanced nutrition for farmed fish. Fish feed in the form of small pellets or granules provides the nutrition in a stable and concentrated form enabling the fish to grow to their full potential.

The raw products in this particular case are notoriously difficult to handle. They can be wet, in slurry form, cake or even dry form, and exhibit poor flow characteristics and cohesive tendencies. Fish products are also temperature sensitive. When you add these difficulties to the demand for colour and taste, it is easy to see why it is critical to choose the correct dryer.

Cost-effective processing

Fish feed produced in traditional dryers tends to be a costly operation that results in unwanted agglomerates that subsequently call for additional milling. In contrast to this, the Drymeister flash dryer, can dry and classify even the most difficult products into a fine and uniform product, in one efficient step.

Combining multiple process steps into a single machine simplifies the process and reduces operating costs. With the introduction of the Drymeister, even problematic products can now be efficiently dried and classified in just one process step. The result is a fine, uniform product. Depending on the product characteristics, the system can also be operated as a closed circuit with inert gas. In addition, the DMR-H is characterized by its pressure-shock resistant design.

The Drymeister (DMR-H) flash dryer uses less thermal energy per kilogram of evaporated water; it simplifies the process; reduces operational costs, and is environmentally-friendlier than its traditional equivalents.

Try before you buy

At Hosokawa Micron B.V. we have our own testing and process development centre in Doetinchem, the Netherlands. It offers unique possibilities for testing your product to determine the most efficient process, system or plant prior to final design. We can provide laboratory-level as well as production-sized trials.

Whether you wish to test a single machine or a complete powder processing system, the same skilled and experienced staff are here to help ensure that your requirements are met, and that you are entirely satisfied with the results.

From pilot plant to production scale

We offer process equipment and technologies from individual units to large scale bespoke system solutions. Our principle is to deliver high performance yet affordable solutions that meet our customers' demands and long term challenges.

How can we help you?

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