September 01, 2019

Accurate and efficient dosing of micro-ingredients

by Van Aarsen, the Netherlands

There is a rapidly increasing demand for tailor-made feed. It challenges feed manufacturers to dose an ever-increasing number of different ingredients in small quantities. Van Aarsen International helps to optimise the fine dosing process via the application of specialised small, micro, and precision ingredient dosing systems.


These systems allow producers to accurately dose a large number of vitamins, minerals, and additives without any loss of quality, speed and production capacity.

Dosing a large range of micro-ingredients
The addition of micro-ingredients in animal feeds demands the highest possible precision in order to realise the desired effect for each animal in each phase of the animal’s life.

Adding too much results in wasting precious ingredients and adding too little results in suboptimal performance. Many feed manufacturers are faced with the challenge of having to produce formulas with an increasingly diverse range of micro-ingredients, each with their specific properties such as sticky, dusty, aggressive and abrasive.

Production capacity can then quickly become a bottleneck, as sequential weighing and dosing of multiple micro-ingredients with traditional systems takes a lot of time.

Van Aarsen offers a combination of small, micro, and precision ingredient dosing as a solution for achieving:
• Optimum accuracy
• No product spoilage
• No human mistakes
• High production speed
• Continuity in case of personnel changes
• A safe work environment (prevent danger for human health due to hazardous components)

Hygienic and accurate dosing technology for precious micro-ingredients
The first step in finding an optimum fine dosing solution is to analyse the recipes of the production location in question. Then, Van Aarsen calculates the best combination of dosing systems to realise optimum accuracy for all components in combination with the highest possible production speed.

The final design proposal is based on an integrated system of individual dosing units, consisting of a combination of micro-dosing (up to 20 or 50kg) and small dosing (up to 75, 100, or 200kg), with each dosing system being able to dose eight different ingredients. A precision dosing system (up to 1kg) can also be integrated into the micro-dosing unit.

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