Clextral  

Tampa,  FL 
United States
https://www.clextral.com
  • Booth: 1334


Visit Clextral for pet food 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 automated 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.

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.

  • 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.
  • Transform plant protein into pet foods and treats with realistic meat texture, taste and mouthfeel. These innovative products are processed in the twin screw extruder using a specific screw and barrel profile that converts the protein into the meat analog. Versatility is a key benefit, enabling a variety of physical attributes:

    • Fibration: sheets or longitudinal
    • Surface appearance: smooth, rough, shiny, matte, even, or marbled
    • Color: light (chicken, pork or tuna) or dark (beef)
    • Texture: firm, soft, or elastic
    • Many flavor profiles are possible, with virtually any flavor combination, to appeal to different pet demographics

    Learn about new opportunities in extruded plant-based pet foods and treats 

    At the Twin-Screw Extrusion for Plant-Based Products Workshop June 10-11, 2020, Saskatoon, SK, Canada. Two full days of classroom sessions, demonstrations and test kitchen tastings give attendees a full understanding of the theory and practical considerations in processing plant-based foods, including:

    • Working with pulses
    • Impact of different raw materials
    • Protein functionality, palatability and digestibility
    • Post-extrusion processing

    Participants can discuss questions with food development and extrusion experts and network with other processors to gain new perspectives and knowledge about this rapidly growing market.

    Click here for more details.

  • 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. 

 Products

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

  • Clextral's EVOLUM+ extruders offer advanced technology to give processors new levels of throughput, flexibility, and control. They deliver 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 capital investment.

    Smart operation
    A key innovation, Advanced Thermal Control (ATC) is a self-learning proprietary technology that improves response time, enhances process stability (up to 70%) and saves energy (up to 20%).

    Clean design
    The EVOLUM+ range of extruders are designed for 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+...

  • Clextral’s Preconditioner+ can improve the overall process and the quality of finished pet food, plus 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 for optimized residence time. Longer residence time intensifies the pre-treatment of the raw material (pre-heat, pre-moisturization, pre-gelatinization).

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

    Simplified cleaning and changeover
    The conveying screw simplifies cleaning operations as it can completely empty the tank in a very short time. This feature enables quick recipe changeovers.

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

For technical assistance please contact Support

For information on exhibiting at Petfood Forum 2020, please contact Karen Blandford-Anderson