Solutions for the petfood industry

You’re always looking for ways to grow your competitive advantage and protect your brand. You’re considering updates to your production and pneumatic conveying equipment and need to balance quality with value to generate the fastest return on investment.

Pet food Brochure
Sanitary Equipment and Process Trends 2013

Producing the highest quality product is at the top of your mind. Your system must minimize product degradation, eliminate inefficiencies, and ensure product safety.  Because your process is unique, customized system upgrades are preferable to a one-size-fits-all solution. One thing is for sure, the upgrade must deliver significant cost and energy savings.  This could be a tough project. Or maybe not….

Mac Process provides pneumatic conveying solutions and process controls for the world’s most recognizable pet food brands. Protecting your brand? We’ll help you do it. Difficult projects?  We’ve conquered them.

Our large team of in-house engineers understands the specialized needs of the pet food industry. We’ll help you select the right technology solution and manage your project to a successful conclusion.

Mac Process delivers custom-designed and engineered solutions for the pet food industry:

  • Truck or Railcar unloading & bulk storage systems
  • In-plant transfer systems for major, minor and micro ingredients
  • Plant controls system upgrades
  • Plant dust control systems
  • Hammermill aspiration, convey and dust control
  • Scaling systems for blenders and extruders
  • Coatings handling systems
  • Continuous dense phase transfer of finished products
  • Emissions control systems for dryers and coolers
  • Off spec product reclaim and remill systems
  • Extruder negative airlifts

Technology Review

CRA Valve Line

Offering the largest cubic feet per revolution capacity —a critical improvement —the CRA can handle extremely high process rates on products. Now high end food and pet food manufacturers can use cleanable technology in systems where high product volume demand may have prevented their use in the past. The tool-free CRA valve operation makes it easier for customers to clean their equipment after a campaign is finished to prevent bacterial growth and facilitate inspections.The high quality, high performance CRA valve is available in four models: CRA8, CRA10, CRA12, and CRA14. Oversized rotor shafts create a naturally radiused rotor pocket, promoting product release and sustaining throughput efficiency. Mac Process CRA valves have considerably less rotor deflection than other valves on the market. Components used in product contact areas, including the seals, are constructed of FDA approved materials and all lubrication in and out of product zones are NSF H1 and H2 rated. Design is also available for NFPA 69 isolation valve requirements.
CRA Data Sheet

CSER Filter Receiver
Patent pending revolutionary design will help food and pet food producers comply with today’s challenging industry sanitation requirements, while minimizing operating and maintenance costs.The SEntry is a side entry cartridge filter with tool-free cartridge removal. Confined space entry safety concerns are eliminated. Unique cleanable design model significantly decreases maintenance and provides easy access for cleaning and inspection.Designed for low headroom applications, this versatile collector can be used as a dust collector or as a primary receiver in pneumatic conveying applications. Vertical explosion venting makes the SEntry collector ideal for applications within a plant where there is no access to an exterior wall to vent through.
Cleanable Sentry Filter Receiver

E-finity™

A patented new breed of low pressure continuous dense phase technology.
E-finity is a low-breakage, energy-efficient continuous dense phase pneumatic convey system ideal for extruded or formed pet, animal and aqua feeds.  Utilizing the lowest horsepower of any dense phase pneumatic system, E-finity improves sanitary conditions and housekeeping requirements, allows for greater system flexibility and, best of all, produces the lowest product degradation available.E-Finity Data Sheet

Process Controls

Improve productivity, profits and product quality.
These days, it is not enough to have control and process data solely on the plant floor. Integrating data and process control systems with plant-wide MES information systems such as SAP and Microsoft Dynamics deliver big benefits:

  • Protect brand
  • Improve consistency and finished product quality
  • Track and trace raw ingredients
  • Integrate with finished product distribution tracking systems
  • Reduce waste
  • Control energy usage
  • Schedule maintenance
  • Streamline training
  • Reduce operator error
  • Reduce support costs
  • Minimize maintenance and downtime
  • Simplify control modifications and troubleshooting
  • Reduce wasted material
  • Increase throughput
  • Monitor profitability
  • Manage recipes for faster changeovers


Project Management

On Budget. On Time. On Target Results.
Let us meet your objectives while your organization remains productively engaged in core activities. Our expert project managers coordinate many industrial processes including material transfer, weighing and batching, minor and micro ingredient systems, process dust collection, and process controls. We’ll provide engineering and technical expertise and keep you involved throughout the process to meet your objectives and bring the project to a successful conclusion.

Baghouse Services

Leak free. Mechanically correct. Guaranteed.
No more worries about leaks, wasted energy and compressed air. Mac Process’ Baghouse Services Group provides Continuous Compliance Inspections (CCI), repair and ongoing periodic maintenance for baghouse and related dust collection equipment.

Have a system or project? Request a quote