The twin thermal extruder process plays a key role in transforming a mix of dry ingredients into the familiar Devoted kibble your dog loves. Imagine two intermeshing screws rotating within a heated barrel, meticulously churning and processing the kibble-to-be.
First, precisely measured dry ingredients enter the pre-conditioner, a separate heated chamber. Here, steam is injected and the screws mix and mash the ingredients, preparing them for the intense transformation to come. Next, the hot mash enters the extruder itself, where the magic happens. The powerful screws knead and compress the mix, while carefully controlled heat and friction cook the starches and proteins, giving the kibble its characteristic texture and aroma. Multiple steam injection points along the barrel allow for precise control of moisture and expansion, ultimately determining the kibble's final shape and density. Finally, the hot, dough-like mixture is forced through a die plate with shaped holes, transforming it into the familiar kibble shapes we know and love. As the kibble exits the extruder, it cools rapidly, locking in its final form and deliciousness.
So, the next time you hear your dog's eager crunching, remember the intricate dance of heat, pressure, and precision that went into creating those bite-sized morsels in their bowl. The twin thermal extruder process is the unsung hero behind every satisfying kibble adventure!
Ingredients are gently mixed in the High-Intensity Pre-Conditioner by two independently driven shafts, which allows steam to be ‘folded’ into the product
Angled steam parts in the extruder barrel orientated in the direction of the material flow, along with a unique screw profile, allow further steam to be mixed in.
Using 4x more thermal energy and a half to one-quarter of the mechanical energy of other twin-screw machines, a much less aggressive cooking process preserves the digestibility of proteins.
We can independently control the temperature of each section, allowing us to perfect the bespoke cooking process of our recipes.
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