Pet Food Processing Solutions on the Horizon
Material Handling | Majors-Minors-Micros Batching | Sanitary Solutions | Process Safety Solutions
At Horizon Systems, we understand the challenges you face from process requirements, industry trends and regulations…and the essential role we fill in being the strong link in your process line.
Our company culture has always been one of an engineering company that manufactures. This “engineering first” focus has made us the industry leader in innovation and engineering improvements, offering:
Pet Food Safety is a key requirement in today’s process. Passive Sanitation – surface finish, weld finish, no dead spots – is no longer adequate, particularly past the Extruder kill-step. It needs to be combined with Active Sanitation – dry ice conveying, heat kill, CIP/COP chemicals – in order to:
- Avoid foreign material contamination
- Prevent cross contamination
- Prohibit pathogen contamination
We achieve these without sacrificing product yield, while delivering consistency and repeatability in implementing the Prevent-Clean-Sanitize-Verify cycle.
Powder explosion is a critical issue in process safety. We provide safety solutions through our seven-step method that conforms to both OSHA and NFPA regulations.
Horizon’s ConTran™ “gentle” conveying system significantly lowers material degradation –brokens, fines, fissures, fractures – while minimizing segregation of blended material. It has the added advantage of lower power consumption.
Horizon has the expertise to link and integrate your anchor equipment – extruders, dryers, coaters, coolers, packaging machines – with the triple objective of preventing re-contamination, enhancing equipment efficiency and overall process line optimization.