Andritz looks to increase throughput and processing line efficiencies

By Jane Byrne

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Andritz Feed and Biofuel launched process efficiency targeted technology at VICTAM International 2022, held in Jaarbeurs, Utrecht, The Netherlands, in tandem with VIV Europe.

The company introduced the Paladin 2000 3-Roll automatic roll adjustment for Paladin pellet mills at the trade show along with Metris Vibe, a sensor focused on optimizing condition monitoring.

Both pieces of equipment are aimed at ensuring manufacturers can remain competitive, increase productivity, reduce waste and maintain high levels of product quality, according to the firm.

The 3-roll automatic roll adjustment system for the Paladin 2000 pellet mill enables different distances to be set between the die and the rolls; it gives feed manufacturers the ability to select the ideal distance between roll and die for different feed recipes on a single pellet mill, ensuring a higher-quality and more stable product, including a broader range of by-products, said Andritz.

The equipment will enable “tangible operating and process benefits”​ including improved pellet quality, increased capacity and improved power utilization with an assembly that is durable, versatile and simple to operate, claims the Graz, Austria headquartered company.

To support the efficiency of the 3-roll automatic roll adjustment system, operators can also choose to have roll slip control, a quick die changing device, and increased motor power available as options, said the developer. 

Early warning system

Metris Vibe is a wireless vibration and temperature sensor that can monitor the health status of mechanical equipment regardless of the original manufacturer. 

Durable and wireless, the sensor is designed to work in all rough environments and to deliver lower operating costs through predictive maintenance as well as increased uptime, reduced maintenance, higher production reliability, and improved safety, said Andritz.

The Vibe sensor measures the vibration and temperature input of key equipment, analyzing corresponding data points and comparing them with the extensive vibration data contained in the diagnostic database, added the company.  

“Its predictive capabilities not only minimize the risk of a catastrophic failure, operator injuries and high equipment repair costs, they also deliver increased productivity by minimizing unplanned production stoppages, thus maximizing availability and delivering uptime advantages.

“Proactive advice and alerts are provided through the sensor’s powerful operating program via mobile app or web browser – anytime and anywhere.

“Securely integrated independently of customers’ IT systems, this helps on-site maintenance teams identify the root cause of a problem quickly and enables inspections and maintenance to be focused and performed according to specific conditions before a more severe problem develops.”

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