designed for continuous operation

GEA Scan-Vibro Sifters for pet food, fish and animal feed

GEA has supplied the pet food, fish and animal feed industry for more than 30 years and is a preferred supplier of vibrating sifters to the largest manufacturers in the market.

During this time, GEA has acquired a detailed understanding of the challenges related to the production of fish feed and pet food pellets, for example. GEA supplies proven technology for the sifting of coated as well as uncoated pellets. And, with proven expertise in the design and manufacture of sanitary equipment, GEA can also supply machinery for the production of animal medications.

GEA Scan-Vibro Sifters are suitable for the processing of fish feed pellets and animal feed. The sifters have been developed in close co-operation with our customers to ensure that they meet the careful handling needs of fish and pet food.

With a wealth of experience derived from extensive development and testing, our sifting solutions have been proven to cause minimal damage to pet foods, fish feed and both coated and uncoated pellets, whilst efficiently removing dust, lumps and unwanted particles, all while securing a uniform and consistent end product

Maintenance and cleaning is also key. To reduce downtime, our sifting solutions have been designed to incorporate large top lids with gas struts to enable fast inspection and rapid screen changeovers. They are also fast and easy to clean to prevent the contamination of sensitive products. Versions are available in which all the inner parts of the sifter can be unmounted to allow complete accessibility to ensure thorough contamination prevention when cleaning.

For ease of cleaning, the screen fastenings are designed to enable quick, tool-free removal. This also facilitates the efficient changeover of different screen mesh sizes on the same sifter to suit different product types or processes.

Low energy consumption and lubrication-free motors with long intervals between maintenance help to reduce operating costs during extended production cycles, especially when continuous operation is required. Our sifters combine trusted technology with a continual program of innovation aimed at maintaining price/performance leadership.

Key features

  • Robust, low maintenance and designed for continuous operation 
  • Easy to clean (CIP-compatible)
  • Tool-free screen replacement 
  • Owing to the special combination of oscillation, frequency of vibration and stroke length, the sifters offer extremely gentle product handling, reducing damage and losses to a minimum
  • Operation conditions: –20 to +55 °C

Additional features and options include

  • Screening area from 0.5–8.0 m² 
  • One, two or more screen decks 
  • Compliance with USDA 3-A, EHEDG and ATEX
  • Pop in/out rotating CIP nozzles, especially designed for vibratory equipment
  • Screen cleaning system to prevent blinding
  • Various finish grades available (can be polished from 1.3–0.2 µm)
  • Manual (standard) or pneumatic screen tensioning system
  • Motors made entirely of stainless steel 
  • Large top covers fitted with gas struts and various inspection covers available
  • Support frame mounted on wheels for mobility 
  • Tailor-made to suit your application
  • Metal detectable screen mesh (EN 1.4016/AISI 430)

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