Muller Beltex is a partner of Feed Design Lab – – a research and education centre for innovation and sustainability in the animal feed industry. Being involved in feed production developments is important to Muller Beltex. It’s how we can respond to changes affecting our materials, like the rubber for our Polysur® elevator belts and the various plastics used to manufacture our elevator buckets. In one example, feed additives can affect the service lives of our materials.
Technical knowledge transfer
The Feed Design Lab partnership lets Muller Beltex transfer its technical knowledge. It also lets Muller Beltex assist members in preserving and optimising their elevators.
Feed Design Lab’s members include mechanical engineers, technicians and, of course, animal feed producers. This varied combination makes for short lines, allowing a quick change of gears when urgent issues arise.
Feed Design Lab Lets members organise a range of training sessions at its production facility in Wanssum in the province of Limburg in the Netherlands. Various members send their new employees to Wanssum, to familiarise them with all the facets of their profession. Technical workers responsible for installation continuity are also trained at Feed Design Lab, for an even better understanding of the processes involved. Muller Beltex likes to contribute to this by transferring specific knowledge on elevators, ATEX monitoring systems and wear-reducing solutions.
About Feed Design Lab
To develop a sustainable animal feed production chain, feed production and technology companies work together internationally in an open innovation network. A production facility has been constructed to this end where:
- research into new raw materials is conducted;
- healthy animal feeds are developed;
- new production techniques are tested; and
- training activities take place.
For more information visit www.feeddesignlab.nl or contact us.