The last thing you want is to lose efficiency and money with downtime caused by broken equipment. Instead, learn how to prevent problems by making wise purchases and properly maintaining your animal feed processing equipment.

The manufacturing industry has faced enormous challenges over the last 50 years, and has been forced to adapt. For example, over the last two decades the industry has shifted largely toward manufacturing of computers and electronics. Advances and innovation in technology has largely facilitated this move, although other sectors such as car manufacturers have suffered.

Similarly, due to economic and environmental changes, the food industry is facing challenges on a similar scale. A growing population, a warming climate, and shrinking natural resources will force farmers and the food industry as a whole to innovate or get left in the dust.

Farmers and people in the food industry, such as pet food and animal feed manufacturers, are no strangers to challenging circumstances and lean times. However, here are 4 innovation tips from the manufacturing industry that could help you successfully face new challenges head.

The digital age has brought monumental advancements in the way we live our lives -- many of which we take for granted every single day. However, the pet food processing industry hasn’t advanced quite as rapidly since extrusion technologies were developed in the 1950s.

That’s been changing in recent years.

Your processing equipment can make or break your success. The downtime that comes from a breakage (not to mention the secondary issues like spoiled raw materials) is enough to make any business owner or manager see red. How can you avoid this scenario? How can you make sure you get the most out of your processing equipment?

When it comes to your processing plant, even a small improvement in efficiency can reap big rewards. Being more efficient means you can do more with less - which translates into increased profits with lower overhead.

And the magical part is that there’s always a way to improve efficiencies, no matter how high-tech and fine-tuned your processes. So if you’re struggling to get the most out of your processing systems, here are 4 tips from the processing equipment experts at APEC.

There’s a growing trend in the pet food industry toward healthy products, with specialty pet food products appearing on supermarket shelves worldwide. According to Packaged Facts, growth in natural, organic, and eco-friendly pet food is expected to be near-exponential, with predictions that sales will eclipse traditional pet food within 5 years. 
It appears that healthy pet food is more than just a trend - it’s here to stay. Here are 4 ways your pet food processing business can stay ahead of the curve.

One of the biggest challenges in a production facility is to consistently manufacture products that are of the highest quality, and do it as quickly as humanly possible. APEC is always looking for ways to improve our production process, and we have recently invested in several new pieces of equipment for our fabrication shop. These additions will allow us to speed up the process of manufacturing the high quality processing equipment you have come to expect from us.

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