4 steps to optimize extruder maintenance and reduce costs
Keeping pet food extrusion equipment in good operating condition is vital for efficient production, and requires understanding and implementing proper maintenance practices.
1. Check machine alignment and gearbox timing
It is critical for a twin screw extruder to have the rotating parts perfectly aligned — motor/gearbox/screw-shaft assembly/barrel assembly — in order to avoid problems generated by misalignment, causing extra wear or worse problems such as undue stress on shafts. The manufacturer properly…