Research and Development

Located near Wenger's manufacturing plant and corporate office in Sabetha, Kansas, the Wenger Technical Center offers a complete agrifood laboratory with research and production scale extrusion and drying equipment for testing ideas and production techniques. In addition to the latest equipment, the Wenger Technical Center offers the knowledge and skill to test, analyze and produce new product prototypes and develop processes to manufacture the product. That includes help with process engineering, scaling up the process and transferring technology to your facility.

Equally important, we can often help you weave your way through the process faster than you could do it alone - allowing you to get a concept on the market ahead of your competition. We even have a product sample collection, in case you need help with decisions on size and shape.

  • University Assistance - Wenger maintains a cooperative extension relationship with a number of major universities that offer extrusion-related research on behalf of industry clients. Wenger will even provide technical assistance at these centers if the client desires.
  • Follow-Up Assurance - Don't worry about having to remember everything when you go home. Data from Tech Center research is recorded and given to the client. Additionally, Wenger can provide a "help line" for process questions and troubleshooting problems.
  • Personalized Training - We realize you can't always bring your whole staff to our facility for training. So, we're available come to you with training tailored to your company's specific needs.
  • Specialized Training Seminars - Each year, Wenger pushes innovation to the limits with specialized Processing Technology Seminars. These are typically three-day courses and provide a blend of classroom and hands-on training for review of extrusion system procedures and theory, while introducing new technologies for product quality and process improvement.