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No room for compromise: The pet food industry is a booming market - which you can tap right into your best advantage with process competence by Zeppelin Systems.

More and more people are discovering how much they love their pets. According to the latest study in 2022, in Germany alone, critters large and small form part of nearly half of all households. And, of course, for those you love, only the best is good enough. This is exactly why, in addition to quantity, reproducible quality is the key factor in pet food production. And this is also exactly where our high-performance systems and innovative processing concepts come into play. They are available to you to generate the perfect conditions to achieve both these objectives. Whether through the ability to swiftly adjust to a change in raw materials, easy cleaning options or to reliably avoid any potentially critical cross-contamination.

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The right solution wherever it's needed

Do you want to receive raw materials highly efficiently, meter them precisely to the recipe, and always convey them with maximum product protection? Then allow us to demonstrate the benefits our tailor-made industry solutions for pet food production: Involved in almost every stage of processing, they enable you to achieve maximum process efficiency and quality.

Needs-based receiving

Whether stationary or mobile, manual, or fully automatic, indoors, or outdoors: How you receive your raw materials for pet food production depends on you or your individual circumstances. But this much is safe to say: Zeppelin Systems is always the right choice Our raw material receiving systems are specifically designed to meet the needs of your industry. Choose freely from the full range of pneumatic conveying methods as well as big bag and bag emptying stations. Of course, the technologies can also be easily intercombined if required.



Product-based storage

The best storage solution is always the one that causes the least headaches: optimally tempered raw materials, protected from oxidation or other harmful influences that will be discharged without clumping. All this is reality with the hygienically designed silos and storage tanks developed by Zeppelin Systems. By using the proven "first in - first out" principle, both powdered and liquid materials are handled absolutely gently. Last but not least, our storage systems are especially quick and easy to clean, providing your company with a valuable time benefit. 


Property-specific conveying

As you must very well be aware of, in pet food production, we are dealing with frequently changing raw materials with varying properties which often call for different conveyor system solutions. On the one hand, there are the rather easy-to-handle bulk materials which, thanks to our LeanTec flight conveying process, can be quite efficiently fed into downstream processing. In the case of fracture-sensitive bulk materials, the particularly gentle DenseTec process again fully shows its advantages and what it is capable of: Here, the Zeppelin System AQU air volume control system keeps the “kibbles” from breaking by extremely throttling the conveying speed.



Reliable weighing and metering

As with human food, it is also important to avoid cross-contamination of pet food as far as possible - especially with regard to possible allergic reactions. Therefore, it is best to play it extra safe when it comes to weighing and metering: with the MicDos manual, semi-automatic or fully automatic small component system, the MinDos medium component system, the MacDos fully automatic high-performance system or the KOKEISL mechanical discharge and dosing module. This way you feed your product perfectly prepared into the following extrusion, forming and drying lines - all fully compatible with our components, of course.


Best possible support during coating, cooling, and packaging

In these final process steps of pet food production as well, Zeppelin Systems technologies add the final touch in the right places. With the help of our dense phase systems, for example, your product is transported extremely gently to the cooling or packaging plant. For the subsequent storage of your products, you can also rely on the quality of our state-of-the-art silo systems - including permanent monitoring and control options.


Our performance plus

Industrial scale testing at Zeppelin Systems


Testing is good, but testing on a 1:1 scale and under real conditions is better. Make sure that your plant is optimally designed for the properties of the raw material - for optimum output in every respect. For this purpose, our state-of-the-art technical center at the Friedrichshafen site is available to you, equipped with all systems and components relevant to the plastics industry in terms of process technology.                                                                                                                

Service without compromises



Your plant should do one thing above all: run and deliver. To achieve this, we provide you with reliable, professional service. Rely on our worldwide service network with the best advice and extremely fast spare parts supply for minimized downtimes. If required, we are of course also at your side digitally: from virtual troubleshooting to online-supported commissioning.

Process control, state of the art



The goal: maximum availability. The way to achieve it: highly automated process control and logistics management systems from Zeppelin Systems. Convince yourself of our competence and solve even the most complex tasks quickly and efficiently.     



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