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Insta-Pro’s new medium shear extruder

Insta-Pro International (Insta-Pro) unveiled their new medium shear extruder, which the company claim provides a low cost extrusion solution that effectively produces pet and fish feeds of high quality equal to that of higher cost extrusion systems.

This new medium shear extruder features the ability to use variety of ingredients at capacities up to two times more than high shear extruders which provides pellets as small as 2mm.

What this means for users of the new medium shear extruder is:
• Great capacity
• Lower cost of production
• The ability to make smaller pellet sizes
• The ability to make different shaped pellets
• Improved pellet quality
• Easy to implement into existing extrusion systems

The new medium shear extruder is currently being field tested at Akin Sateru Farms in Lagos, Nigeria. Tester and HRM Oba Akinloye from Nigeria said, "Insta-Pro’s medium shear extruder gives us the ability to produce a smaller floating pellet of approximately 2mm+, which is not possible with high shear. Previously, with high shear extrusion, we produced pellets of 6 mm, which we then crumbled into pieces of less than 2mm, however the crumbles do not float. This is important for us." He went on to add, "We also find the medium shear pellets to be round and more uniform compared to the pellets from high shear.”

Insta-Pro is a manufacturers of human food and animal feed processing equipment.

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