With thorough knowledge of the pet food manufacturing industry and food safety regulations, a pet food automation solution by NorthWind optimizes your facility in everything from the batching and recipe management systems to continuous extrusion, coating and quality control.
End-to-End Control and Visibility
Keep one formula database for both batch and continuous processes. Product formulas include ingredient set points as well as process variables.
We can help you collect information about everything from critical control points and run parameters to ingredient usage and system alarms or alert you when a piece of equipment is due for maintenance. Information is stored in a way that can be pulled up at any time for analysis and comparison to real-time data.
BatchLOGIX® – A recipe management tool designed specifically for recipe storage, campaign management and traceability. With BatchLOGIX, your recipes can be as flexible as you need them to be. Customizable set points for both ingredients and process equipment can be configured in the system. Historical data can be accessed through easily customized reports to target specific information using filters. Once created, reports can be exported to Excel, WORD, RTF, or PDF for sharing.
AlarmLOGIX® – An analytical notification tool that allows high level system monitoring for quality control and safety. Alarm notifications are automatically sent to the staff that needs to know at the first sign of trouble, ensuring problems are taken care of quickly. Data is stored and can be pulled for trend analysis.
BatchMATE® – Hand batching ingredients is a necessary, but often error-prone step in most pet food facilities. BatchMATE helps eliminate operator error by quickly guiding them through the weighing process. Ingredient ID and lot numbers must be scanned before ingredients can be weighed, ensuring automated lot tracking and ingredient accuracy.