The K-Tron Feeder Group's FeedSmart Recipe Optimizer tool exploits permitted variations in a recipe's ingredient proportions to engineer savings on material costs. Users enter current recipe proportions for each ingredient being fed, along with cost per ingredient, ingredient feeder set point tolerance range based on product quality requirements, expected feeding accuracy for each feeder/ingredient and production data such as hours of production per year. Working within each ingredient's permitted range of proportions, the tool replaces expensive components with lower-cost ingredients, minimizing total ingredient cost. Optimized recipe proportions are automatically computed along with projected savings. FeedSmart is available for download free of charge.

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