Meat preparation for pet food

The combination of technological expertise, reliable engineering and many years’ experience lies behind our extensive range of meat preparation equipment. Designed for efficient pet food preparation of valuable raw materials, our equipment enables you to maintain quality, optimize yield and provide the best possible results in your production environment.

Pet food wet dry snacks

Each solution is tailored to specific process needs, factory conditions and business objectives. We design our equipment to lower the cost per kilogram, enabling you to create quality products using competitively priced raw materials and efficient processes. 

Automated meat preparation for pet food

Pet food preparation technology process

GEA offers fully automated production lines for the meat preparation of pet food, ensuring consistent quality products and minimizing labor costs. Using buffering and belt transport equipment to distribute emulsion, premix or ground meat, eliminates the need for manual handling and storing. 

Heavy-duty pre-crushing of frozen meat

Efficient pet food processing begins with crushing of frozen raw meat. The GEA BlockCrusher is fast, versatile and available in different sizes to break individual or multiple blocks, or complete pallet loads. A clawed rotating shaft breaks the frozen material against a bridge of fixed claws, producing fist-sized pieces ready for high-capacity grinding.  

Grinding, mixing and emulsifying pet food meat

The high flexibility, robustness, and modularity, making the GEA PowerGrind a reference in its class and can be used for powerful coarse and fine grinding. The way of mixing the grinded pet food meat and ingredients is critical to the success of the process downstream. Through many years of developing mixing technology GEA has perfected the process in the GEA ProMixAfter mixing, the GEA EcoCut 225 is an efficient emulsifier for coarse and fine emulsions for pâté, heatset chunks, slurries for extruded dry pellets and similar products. Highly flexible, it is suitable for large bulk series as well as smaller just-in-time batches. 

Pumping of high protein pet food mixes

The heavy-duty double-chamber GEA VanePump has a breaker screw infeed that enables pumping and transport without pre-breaking, even with frozen blocks and bones. The pump is also ideal for pump-grinder and deboner infeed, and gives high-pressure, pulsation free performance with all kinds of raw materials for pet food preparation.

Gravy/gel systems for pet food

The GEA ScanGravy is an advanced mixing system with accurate temperature and cooling control. It continuously stirs the gravy or gel during storage to keep the mix sediment free. Based on modular units, you can expand capability by adding storage tanks, exchanging pumps and mixing venturi to accommodate different viscosity mixes.

Cutting, mixing and emulsifying in one machine

GEA has been setting the standards for bowl choppers in the meat processing industry. The GEA CutMaster cuts, mixes and emulsifies all different kind of pet food products from coarse to very fine. Optionally, products can be cooled or cooked. All processes take place within the GEA CutMaster and are, therefore, independent from peripheral equipment.