Wagg Foods specify Mogensen
- 22 January 2012
- Company & Industry News
Wagg Foods, manufacturers of high quality, dry pet foods (mostly in the form of kibbles or pellets), have been specifying Mogensen vibratory screens and conveyors since 2003. The company now operates six 2-deck screens and four vibratory tubular conveyors, most of them supplied during the past two years as part of projects designed to increase output in response to lively customer demand.
The screens are all used to remove coarse oversize material and fines below 3.55mm or 3.15mm depending on the product. Screen capacities are variously 10, 12 and 25tph of products with bulk densities between 350 and 400 kg/m³. All the screens are fully dust-proofed using fabric covers secured with Velcro, and fitted with flexible connectors to the inlet and outlets. The tubular conveyors are all rated at 25tph and, like the screens, are fitted with flexible connectors; the distance between inlet and outlet centres varies between 4 and 5½ metres depending on location. The Mogensen machines are all driven by Invicta rotary electric vibrators, two counter-rotating units in the case of the conveyors, and a single vibrator motor in the case of the screens. Mogensen is well known in this and other industries for its willingness to adapt and modify designs to meet customers’ specific requirements. The contractors chosen for the projects were Game Engineering of Swinderby,
Wagg Foods were known as Page Animal Feeds of Tadcaster until just over 20 years ago, when a decision was made after 50 years of manufacturing to concentrate on specialised pet foods. At that point the company name was changed and all activities were transferred to the present purpose-built facility near Thirsk in