Clextral  

Tampa,  FL 
United States
https://www.clextral.com
  • Booth: 1332


Visit Clextral for extrusion innovation

Clextral’s twin screw extruders process dry, semi-moist, and high moisture foods and treats. You can easily tailor products for specific pet profiles with custom recipes for animal type, gender, age, energy needs and nutritional requirements. And satisfy pet parents with products that are convenient to store and serve, esthetically pleasing, and provide the best quality and value for their investment.

Advanced technology, made easy to use
Processors value our extruders and preconditioners for their flexibility, precise control, and sanitary designs. Evolum+ extruders have hydraulic opening barrels for top flexibility and quick product changeover, advanced temperature control to ensure quality and consistency, and hygienic design for product safety and low maintenance.

Complete lines
Clextral’s production lines integrate the twin screw extruder with all ancillary equipment required to fulfill all your production needs from ingredient feed to finished product, ready for packaging. Production capacities to 25,000 kg/hour.

Helping you reach your product and production goals
Schedule a test and explore our advanced formulating and processing techniques to produce tasty and nutritional pet foods and treats at the highest quality and safety standards...and ensure consumer confidence in your brands.

Brands: Evolum, Evolum+, Preconditioner+, Rotante


 Press Releases

  • Clextral twin-screw extrusion systems make high quality, nutritious foods and creative treats that appeal to pets and their pet parents. We help processors anticipate and adapt to market trends and ensure brand loyalty with systems that deliver top flexibility and intuitive control.

    Processing parameters are quickly and precisely adjusted within the extruder platform to process a range of ingredients to achieve desired product attributes including hardness or crispness, cell structure, chewiness, color (including multi-color processing), size, shape, and flavor. Recipes can be customized for breed, size, gender, age, energy needs and health requirements.

    Functional extruded treats that benefit pet health are processed with Clextral’s extruders: for teeth cleaning, fighting bad breath and delivering vitamins and medications for veterinary care. Clextral’s extrusion systems offer the flexibility and precise control to successfully integrate nutritional supplements with pharmacological value, texturing agents, and flavor enhancers.

    Clextral’s pet food experts bring decades of experience to help you reach your goals, whether incorporating new ingredients, formulating new products, refreshing flagship brands, or creating the next pet food sensation. Our Test Center in Tampa, Florida is dedicated to developing new products and improving processes. Design, laboratory testing, prototyping, small batch processing, and industrial simulation are performed independently and confidentially.

  • When throughput capacity is limited by the residence time requirements in the extruder, a preconditioner is the solution. Clextral’s Evolum Preconditioner+ has key innovations that boost throughput and deliver exceptional production benefits: higher product quality, reduced energy, greater flexibility, and improved control.

    A key benefit of the Preconditioner+ is the Advanced Filling Control device (AFC) that optimizes the residence time within the preconditioner to intensify the pretreatment of the raw materials with heat and moisture to create gelatinization. Product temperatures are quickly increased to setpoints with steam injection through strategically located zones to ensure full product absorption. Variable speed operation ensures flexibility for controlling residence times as required for different pet food formulations.

    The preconditioner is easily adapted to both single-screw and twin-screw extruders used in pet food processing and can be retrofitted with existing plant equipment.

    See the Evolum+ Preconditioner on display at our booth #1332

  • Clextral’s new generation of twin screw extruders, the EVOLUM+ series, combine the proven features of the industry-leading EVOLUM extruders with advanced technology to give processors new levels of throughput, flexibility, and control–while ensuring maximum product quality, process stability and hygienic procedures. New design features and their benefits include:

    • Increased Performance
      New design provides 40% increase in volume production than previous models with higher volumetric capacity while optimizing the volume/energy ratio, resulting in higher productivity with a reduced investment.
    • Smart Operation
      A key innovation, Advanced Thermal Control (ATC) is a self-learning proprietary innovation that ensures improved response time, enhanced process stability (up to 70%) and energy savings (up to 20%).
    • Clean design
      The EVOLUM+ range has been specifically designed for more hygienic processing and food safety with full stainless steel or stainless/painted steel construction (depending on the application). New ergonomic designs and open profiles allow quick and easy machine access.
  • Clextral’s protein fibration technology makes products with realistic meat texture, taste and mouthfeel from raw sources of vegetable protein, or a blend of vegetable and animal protein. These innovative products are processed in the twin screw extruder using a specific screw and barrel profile that transforms the protein into the meat analog. The products are typically used for inclusion in pet food and for pet treats.

    Versatility is a key benefit as these products offer a wide range of physical attributes. Fibration may be in sheets or longitudinal, surface appearance: smooth, rough, shiny, matte, even, or marbled; Color: light (chicken, pork or tuna-colored) or dark (beef-colored); Texture: firm, soft, or elastic. Many flavor profiles are possible, with virtually any flavor combination, to appeal to different pet demographics.

  • Learn how to create extruded products for pet food and fish feed that can increase your profitability and expand your markets. The course is taught in Spanish and combines theoretical lessons with demonstrations, offering a complete, practical snapshot of extrusion and its ancillary processes. It includes 3 days of classroom and live demonstrations at Clextral’s research center in Tampa, Florida. Topics:

    • Introduction to twin-screw extrusion technology and its applications in pet food, pet snacks and aquaculture feed
    • Discussion of raw materials used for pet food and aquaculture feed Preconditioning
    • Extrusion process settings
    • Introduction to the technology of grinding, drying and post processing

    This course will benefit pet food and feed processors who are involved in process technology, including production, R&D, engineering, quality assurance and sales/marketing. Click here for more information and registration.


 Products

  • Evolum+ Twin Screw Extruders
    Clextral’s EVOLUM+ extruders offer advanced technology to give processors new levels of throughput, flexibility, and control to deliver maximum product quality, process stability and hygienic procedures....

  • Evolum+ Twin Screw Extruders
    Clextral’s EVOLUM+ extruders offer advanced technology to give processors new levels of throughput, flexibility, and control–while ensuring maximum product quality, process stability and hygienic procedures, maximum product quality, process stability and hygienic procedures.

    Design features and their benefits include:

    Increased performance
    New design provides 40% increase in volume production with increased volumetric capacity while optimizing the volume/energy ratio, resulting in higher productivity with a reduced investment.

    Smart operation
    A key innovation, Advanced Thermal Control (ATC) is a self-learning proprietary innovation that ensures improved response time, enhanced process stability (up to 70%) and energy savings (up to 20%).

    Clean design
    The EVOLUM+ range has been specifically designed for more hygienic processing and food safety with full stainless steel or stainless/painted steel construction (depending on the application). Ergonomic designs and open profiles allow quick and easy machine access for sanitation. Continuous hygienically-welded machine construction eliminates bolted joints.

    Top flexibility with quick changeover
    Clextral twin screw extruders offer automatic hydraulic barrel opening that provides push-button screw access for new screw configurations- no cumbersome shaft extraction. Dies have a quick clamp design for easy removal and replacement, and cutters offer complete adjustability. All recipes are stored for immediate access at the operator station for product changes.

  • Preconditioner+
    Clextral’s Preconditioner+ offers major technological advances that are designed to increase the capacity of existing twin and single screw extruders and respond to a range of process requirements....

  • Clextral’s Preconditioner+ is designed to improve the overall process and the quality of finished pet food, save energy and offer increased flexibility and control over the operating parameters, whatever the recipe. It is designed with two horizontal intermeshing shafts that operate in counter-rotating motion to efficiently blend the raw materials. Additional benefits include:

    Advanced Filling Control (AFC)
    This exclusive conveying screw is positioned at the bottom of the tank and enables process flexibility by controlling the filling ratio and transfer speed and therefore optimizing the residence time. Longer residence time intensifies the pre-treatment of the raw material (pre-heat, pre-moisturization, pregelatinization).

    Maximized heat transfer
    The combined action of the filling and steam distribution provide highest efficiency heat transfer. You can increase the product temperature to over 96°C (205°F) with optimized steam injection.

    Simplified cleaning and changeover
    The conveying screw simplifies cleaning operations as it allows you to empty the tank completely in a very short time. This feature is particularly useful for quick recipe changeovers.

    Hygienic design
    Stainless steel construction and a hygienic design with minimum retention areas ensure easy access and cleaning.

For technical assistance please contact Support

For information on exhibiting at Petfood Forum 2019, please contact Karen Blandford-Anderson