The FeedSmart™ Recipe Optimizer is a powerful tool developed by Coperion K-Tron that adds a new level of functionality for processors wishing to minimize ingredient costs and evaluate options. It is complemented by the TruCost™ Savings Comparator, a tool to support you in making the best possible decision when it comes time to purchase a new feeding system. These two essential tools are combined in an easy-to-use Microsoft® Excel® Workbook which Coperion K-Tron is offering free of charge as a download from this website.
The FeedSmart™ Recipe Optimizer tool exploits permitted variations in a recipe’s ingredient proportions to engineer maximum savings and determine the lowest possible cost for every blend, formulation or compound you process. Based on the costs, proportions, tolerances and feeding accuracies entered, the Recipe Optimizer minimizes total ingredient cost by strategically replacing expensive ingredients with less costly recipe components, all without violating quality limits.
When it comes to performing financial analyses, predicting long-term project savings and identifying your favored supplier for feeder systems, the TruCost™ Savings Comparator is the tool called for. TruCost combines data from as many as twenty FeedSmart Recipes with acquisition and support cost data you enter, and then compares supplier offerings and projects costs and savings over process lifetimes of up to twenty years.