A pet food manufacturer installs tubular drag cable conveyors in a new processing line to increase production and reduce operating costs.
C&D Foods, Driffield, East Yorkshire, UK, produces standard and specialty dry foods for cats and dogs as well as other animals. At the beginning of 2010, the company designed a new processing line to increase the dog and cat food production. However, since the company wanted to keep operating and maintenance costs low, it didn’t want to install screw conveyors or bucket elevators like those being used in its other processing lines to transfer products between process steps. To find a cost-effective, clean, and gentle conveying solution for the new line, the company worked with a local manufacturers’ representative for a US-based equipment supplier.