CPM debuts pellet mill enhancement
Jan. 11, 2012
by World Grain Staff
WATERLOO, IOWA, U.S. — CPM said on Jan. 11 that it will debut its new pellet mill enhancement and launch its social media plan at the International Feed Expo and International Poultry Expo, collocating at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., Jan. 24-26.
As the world's largest manufacturer of pellet mills, CPM has led the way in developing specialized pellet mills and dies that consistently yield high production levels with excellent pellet quality.
“CPM is pleased to offer feed and poultry customers the ability to produce higher quality pellets at a lower cost through our new pellet mill enhancement,” said Scott Anderson, general sales manager for CPM. “Our lineator remote roller adjustment can now be coupled with roll speed measurement, allowing customers to monitor the speed of the rolls and provide better roll-slip management to prevent plugs.”
In pelleting, a larger die and more steam provide for a better pellet at a lower cost; but too much steam can cause roller slippage and die blockage. More than 20 years ago, CPM provided a great solution to this problem with the development of the CPM Lineator — making it possible to remotely control the distance between the roller and die surface while the pellet mill is in operation.
Now, CPM said its roller speed measurement combined with the lineator allows for cost-efficient, higher-capacity production with the same pellet quality, but with improved steam addition control and less overloads and blockages.
At Expo, CPM will be showcasing this new pellet mill enhancement as well as other CPM equipment important to animal feed production, including roller mills, hammermills, microscales and feedmill automation.
“We’re also excited to roll out our social media plan at Expo to better connect with our customers through LinkedIn and share the latest CPM and industry news through Twitter, Flickr and YouTube,” said Anderson. “Our CPM Users Group on LinkedIn has been helpful for customers to share CPM parts and equipment they have for sale, pellet production tips and more. The CPM team always looks forward to Expo each year because we get to meet with our customers and friends in person. This year we look forward to welcoming them into our social media world too.”
To generate some fun and excitement at CPM’s expo booth #1029, CPM is having a social media sweepstakes contest to give CPM Twitter followers the opportunity to win great prizes, including an iPad and a free CPM test center sample ($1,000 value). Customers can follow CPM on Twitter @CPMRoskamp, on YouTube at CPMRoskamp, on Flickr at CPMRoskamp, on LinkedIn at CPM Roskamp Champion or join the CPM Users Group.