The production of agricultural feed and pet food products requires machines and plants that supply stable-abrasion resistant pellets tailored to the customer’s needs. A proven, robust press design is required to ensure a consistent, high quality product and efficient operation.
Amandus Kahl produces pelletizing presses with proven success for many types of animal feed including compound feeds for all species, raw components, mineral mixtures, dried forage and straw mixtures. The presses use pan grinder rollers to compact the input material and force it through a flat pelletizing die forming continuous strands of compacted product. The strands are then cut to the desired length using rotating knives. The pan grinder rollers and knives rotate slowly ensuring optimum pellet quality and minimized generation of noise and heat. The grinder roller gap and strand cutter are adjustable for optimized pellet quality for the customer’s particular needs. The presses are designed for maximized plant up-time and include reinforced press chamber, die supports and cutting knives, oversized and permanently lubricated roller bearings, and active gearbox lubrication. The flat die design ensures even distribution of feed material and optimized pressure in a more compact package than traditional ring die type presses. Amandus Kahl works with customers to combine pelletizing machines and other supporting equipment including conditioners, coolers, dryers, and a coating system to provide an optimized plant solution for producing the customer’s product.