TEWS Elektronik acquires TOVALIA Microwave Technology

The design, manufacturing and distribution activities of the TOVALIA iScan System had been acquired by te German company TEWS Elektronik GmbH & Co. in April 2017.  TEWS provides a range of well-designed online process measurement and control solutions for the human food, animal feed, pharmaceutical, chemical, tobacco and wood industries.

The iScan system has been used by feed mills for several years and is renowned for its performance.  TEWS have for many years been the leader in moisture measurement systems serving various industries.  By taking over the iScan technology, TEWS will be able to respond even better to the needs of users providing customer specific solutions.

hp dezign Pty Ltd is pleased to announce that the long-standing relationship with TOVALIA will continue through TEWS Elektronik.  Existing and new customers will be unaffected by the acquisition and will only gain from the broad experience and expertise of TEWS that stretches over more than 50 years.  Please read more about TEWS on our Capability Page or visit the TEWS website to explore the online and other process measurement and control solutions the company has to offer.

Visit us at Stand 107 PIX / AMC 2016


Visit us at Stand 107 at PIX/AMC 2016 to discover solutions tailored to your requirements.  Ottevanger focussed on supplying the Industry with complete plants and equipment solutions for more than 100 years.  Our solutions include complete Animal Feed Plants, Petfood Plants, Aquatic Feed Plants, Pre-Mix Plants, By-Product Processing Plants and Oilseed Processing Plants to name but a few.

Paul and myself look forward to seeing you at our stand.  Please contact me should you like to make an appointment to discuss your specific needs or just drop in to learn more about our solutions in general.  My contact details are as follows : Hennie Pieterse / Ottevanger Australia / tel +61 (0)410 950 746 / e-mail : h.pieterse@ottevanger.com.  / web : www.ottevanger.com 

We are back at VICTAM Asia 2016!

We are back at VICTAM Asia 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand next week (29 – 31 March 2016).  We invite you to visit our Stand A099 and share with us your company’s current and future Feed Milling requirements and Intentions.  We are keen to learn more about your needs and share with you the Innovative Solutions we can offer.

I will be on the Ottevanger Stand and together with our personnel from The Netherlands are ready to find solutions for your processing needs.

We look forward to spending time with you in Bangkok! 

VICTAM Asia 2016 Invitation


Tovalia wins an Innovation Award at VICTAM 2015

Our Supplier Tovalia wins an Innovation Award at VICTAM 2015.  Congratulations to Olafur Jonsson and his team!

The award was given to Tovalia for applying their iScan Silo Moisture Sensor Technology to accurately measure several important processing parameters during extrusion processing of Aquatic Feeds.

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The Tovalia iScan Moisture Sensor is based on Microwave Technology and accurately; on-line and continuously measures processing parameters such as

  1. moisture content of feedstock before pre-conditioning and extrusion.  This knowledge is continuously used through Software and a Moisture Addition System to ensure moisture content of feedstock going into the extruder is always constant (as set or pre-determined by the operator) resulting in exceptionally stable extruder operation, and hence consistent extruded products;
  2. density of individually extruded pellets;
  3. pellet diameter;
  4. shininess of pellets after fat coating to determine oil absorption efficiency.

The same technology has also been used in fish counting while transferring fish or fry by means of a fish pump from one culture compartment to another.

Moisture Sensor Design makes the difference

Various designs and technologies are used to continuously sense moisture in feed manufacturing processes.  However, not all of them are equally successful.  Poorly designed Sensors can lead to frequent maintenance procedures and may ask for frequent calibration as formulations change.  All of these issues are eliminated by the specific design of Tovalia Moisture Sensors.

Visit our Blog Page to read more about Moisture Measurement Sensors in Animal Feed and Online Moisture Measurement in general,  or visit the Tovalia Website  for more information.

Visit us at VIV Asia 2015

We invite you to visit our stand at the upcoming VIV Asia 2015 Exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand next week.  We are ready to learn more about your company’s current and future Feed Milling requirements and will share with you the Innovative Solutions we can offer.
Paul Eijmberts (Area Sales Manager Asia Pacific), myself and personnel from our sister companies within the TRIOTT Group will all be there to assist you.
We look forward to seeing you in Bangkok! 

VIV Asia 2015

ALMEX joined the Triott Group

Triott Group Logo

ALMEX joined the Triott Group of Companies.  ALMEX is renowned for their innovation in the Expansion and Extrusion Industries.

The Triott Group of Companies is the Parent Company of Ottevanger Milling Engineers, Wynveen International, Inteqnion, TSC, PTN and now also ALMEX.

The daily business of ALMEX will still be driven by Jaap and Robbert Veenendaal, the previous sole owners of ALMEX.  The new structuring of ALMEX within the Triott Group, will lead to new opportunities in serving the animal feed industries with expertise and experience and will further widen the Triott Group’s capabilities as a truly Single-Source-of Supply.  It will also help ALMEX expanding their market focus and further developing their capabilities.

Triott Group of Companies

The Extrusion Wait is History!

We are happy to announce that The Extrusion Wait is History!  Our non-compete agreement with an American Extruder Manufacturer is history.  But the 2 year “quiet time” came in handy as we could attend to issues we know are important to our customers.  The challenge of supplying Extrusion Solutions to a modern-day Food and Feed Extrusion Industry, kept our hearts passionate and our minds working throughout this period. Extruded Products 1

 Our Extrusion Background

  1. During the past 25 years we travelled to and worked in more than 50 countries around the world.  We learned to work across the borders of countries and cultures and in the process learned a lot about what people need and what people want.  A complete Capability Profile is available on our website.
  2. We worked with companies small and large; Research Institutes and Universities; The American Soybean Association and Human Food Relief Programmes.
  3. Our passion has always been understanding the science behind extrusion on the one hand, and the commercial requirements for extruded products on the other hand.  This was the driving force behind our Research and Development work, improving and designing Extruders and Extrusion Process Plants.
  4. Our strengths in Project Management played a key role in helping many customers establishing Extrusion Plants successfully around the world.
  5. We have 25 years experience training Extruder Operators and Commissioning Extrusion Plants around the world.
  6. We assisted numerous customers Trouble Shooting their Extrusion Operations and finding solutions that could fast track their commercial success.
  7. We designed a great number of complete Extrusion Plants for various extrusion applications.
  8. We supplied extrusion equipment carefully to suit application and customer budgets.
  9. During our 25 year involvement, we served the following Extrusion Industry Sectors:
    1. Oilseed Processing
      • “Full Fat” Extruded oilseed meal as well as extruded / mechanically expelled oilseed meal
      • Vegetable oil refining
      • Biodiesel manufacturing
    2. Extruded Petfood Manufacturing
    3. Extruded Aquatic Feed Manufacturing
    4. Extruded By-Product Processing
    5. Extruded Human Foods such as:
      • RTE (Ready-to-Eat) Breakfast Cereals
      • TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein) including TSP (Textured Soy Protein)
      • Corn-Soy Blends and other foods of value to Human Food Relief Programs

The Difference We Can Make

There are thousands of Food and Feed Manufacturers around the world using High Shear Extruders (also referred to as “Dry” Extruders or “Low Cost Extruders”) making a range of feed and food products.  We are well aware of your challenges using High Shear Extruders.  We now offer solutions to many of these challenges that will…..

  1. lower Wear / Spare Part Cost
  2. give you more flexibility in terms of the Raw Materials you can use and the Extruded Products you can make.

These solutions have a big effect on lowering Operating Cost while increasing Marketing Opportunities (especially Shaped Products) and include:

  1. Replaceable Barrel Liners – greatly reduces Wear Part Cost and Shipping Cost as you do not have to replace the Barrel Housing or Compression Chamber anymore.
  2. Split Barrels – we offer Split Barrel options for Compression Chambers / Barrel Housings that greatly assists in disassembling an extruder barrel.  This minimises the cost of down-time during unwanted blockages.
  3. Complete Medium Shear Barrel Kits – these fit onto your existing High Shear / Dry / Low Cost Extruder (Millbank / MILTENZ / JSC / Insta-Pro) and converts it into a Medium Shear Extruder.  Medium Shear is the required technology should you want to make shaped products successfully (Petfood / Aquatic Feed / some Human Foods).  It will also allow you to make use of a wider range of raw materials (making “least cost formulation” more achievable) thereby cutting raw material costs substantially.

Visit the hp dezign website today to learn more about Wear Parts and Medium Shear Barrel Kits we have on offer.

Please contact us to discuss challenges with you current operation or your requirements for a new operation.

Ottevanger & hp dezign at Australasian Milling Conference 2014

The Australasian Milling Conference 2014 (AMC 2014) is staged in the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre on the 25th to the 27th of May 2014.  It is the first year Ottevanger Milling Engineers are taking part as an Exhibitor at this event.  Paul Eijmberts (Ottevanger Asia Pacific Sales Manager) and Hennie Pieterse from hp dezign (Authorised Ottevanger Representative for Australia & New Zealand) will be there to meet you and discuss your Feedmilling aspirations and needs with you.  Paul will also present a paper on Containerised Feed Mills on Tuesday the 27th.  Don’t miss this event!  You are invited to come and see us and learn how we can help you realise your Feed Milling plans……..

Australasian Milling Conference 2014

Invitation AMC 2014