Investment in the CHECKMASTER™ process laboratory will typically result in substantial savings due to reduced operating costs. Annual savings of $250,000 to $2,500,0000 can typically be achieved for feed-producing companies with more than 80,000 tonnes capacity per year
The CHECKMASTER™ provides multiple savings due to the fact that accurate analysis is conducted, thus enabling optimum process control while reducing the requirement for both white-collar and blue-collar analysis. The typical payback period is 4-18 months.
- Reduces analytical resources
- Reduces nutrient give-away
- Reduces customer complaints
- Reduces rework
Due to the automated and high analytical frequency, the manufacturing process is automatically monitored. When a product sample is analysed and found to be outside of tolerance, an alarm is raised. Meal mix analysis prior to extrusion or pelleting as well as moisture content control are major contributors to reduced rework
- Full product analysis after essential process equipment
- Automated dryer and cooler adjustment
- Alarm when product is outside of specification
Automatic product release
The CHECKMASTER™ operates without human interference and will perform analyses 24/7. The product quality analysis therefore does not depend on laboratory resources in order to confirm whether an order can be released.
Fewer human errors
Analysis routines during manufacture very much depend on the skills and experience of the person executing the analysis. Errors will occur in the event that specified routines are not followed. The CHECKMASTER™ also executes an analysis in this manner, thus eliminating errors.
Fewer analytical resources required
Fewer laboratory resources will be required when using the CHECKMASTER™ technology. All measurements made in the production will automatically be presented to the laboratory.
- Minimises laboratory resources
- Less manual quality documentation
- Less time required for sampling in the production
Less nutrient give-away
Analysing both raw materials and intermediate products such as before and after extrusion/pelleting, drying, coating and cooling provides a total overview of the nutrient balance of the feed and food while being produced. This provides potential savings in the form of reduced nutrient give-away in the form of protein and oils as the tolerances can be achieved in favour of the manufacturer rather than the end-user.