September 27, 2016

28/09/2016: The Sweet CalorMatic

The company has invented, designed, perfected and manufactured in-house a very clever multi-purpose heat processor called the ‘CalorMatic’.

It offers a new concept for the economical, efficient, uniformed and clean thermal treatment for a large variety of products, by-products and materials.
 


It basically roasts, toasts and dries grains; for example, it takes moisture out of the soybeans making the soy a better protein for the feed industry, giving better enzyme activity and conversion for bette§r feed energy.

It’s a hybrid product, it’s more like a dryer.

These units are available in different sizes.

 Sweet indicated that they have sold multiple units to a customer in the US that processes specialty products for the dairy and animal industries.

I was taken outside to see first-hand this awesome machine, this working model is kept onsite to run tests for potential customers to see if it will extract the right amount of moisture from the different products received.

This CalorMatic has a powerful fan that pulls air from the outside and forces it through a flame burner which fills a chamber with heated air under the conveyor.


Read the full article HERE.
 

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Max Porter (Mysilo) company profile




Installing a grain storage facility is a very complicated operation. Many parameters need to be considered, such as climate conditions, features of the stored grain and specific loading and unloading requirements.

This is where the Mysilo team comes in, both as a consulting service and also for installing your turn-key facility. 

Supplied by the world’s finest steel mills, the high-strength galvanized steel used in Mysilo’s construction work is shaped in their own entirely computerised workshops. 

Visit the Mysilo website HERE
 

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28/09/2016: Binmaster 3DLevelScanner makes a mountain out of a molehill harvest 2016

When you put your grain into storage, manage it with an inventory management system that is accurate within one percent to three percent of capacity.

Only the non-contact 3D scanner measures and maps multiple points on the material surface. Radar and laser only measure one point.
 
Binmaster 3DLevelScanner

More measurement points mean more volumetric accuracy to truly maximise storage capacity. And only the 3D system gives you a 3D visual of how grain is piled in your bin.

See cone up, cone down, buildup, and manage your filling for maximum capacity.

The bigger the bin, the more measurement points you'll need for greater accuracy. 3D offers a multiple sensor configuration for the biggest bins.

By combining the measurement points from all sensors, you get volume accuracy you won't get from any other sensor.

A 3D inventory system has all this:

•             RS-485 or 4-20 mA output compatible with your HMI
•             MultiVision software for monitoring all bins on your secure LAN
•             Wireless radios to get your data from the bins to a PC or network switch
•             Self-cleaning acoustic technology with minimal maintenance and no air purge
•             The only sensor with optional 3D visualisation of bin topography



Read more HERE
 

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28/09/2016: Brabender Quadrumat Junior, a facelift for the laboratory mill that simulates practical conditions

Brabender’s universal use laboratory flour mill is an easy to operate classic when it comes to preparing samples of wheat, spelt, rye, barley and rice for quality analyses.

It works on a roller basis in a multi-stage milling process, which creates standardised laboratory flours in just a single pass – with reproducible test results in a realistic simulation of the production process.
 
The Brabender Quadrumat Junior is a precision laboratory mill
for producing test flours that simulate practical conditions.
The Quadrumat Junior quickly delivers precise products in lab scale, which, in terms of dough, yield and baking properties, almost match commercially produced milled grain products.

The ground material is separated and collects in a powder/bran drawer, where it can be subjected to standard inspections, such as with a Farinograph, Extensograph, Amylograph or Alveograph, or for sample size calculation.

Brabender also supplies three accessory components that enable you to expand the Quadrumat Junior for use in special applications:

- The Brabender Bran Duster gently separates adherent flour particles from the bran, and therefore increases the flour yield by 10 percent.

- A special 150-micrometer sieve enables Alveograph-specific standard flour to be produced.

- The device is optimised for analysis according to the AACC 26-50 method.

- A special version of the Quadrumat Junior is available for use with durum wheat.

New version with user-friendly features
The closed grinding process enables maximum separation of the endosperm from the exosperm – while at the same time gently reducing the size of the flour and bran particles.

The flour’s yield can be tuned according to type specifications, making quality assessments close to practical conditions possible in the lab.
 
Easy to clean design: Round sifter easier to remove

The recently introduced new version of the Quadrumat Junior offers a whole range of improvements that make it even more user friendly:

- The cleaning procedure has been simplified for this latest version: The housing can now be opened, and direct access to the now removable round sifter enables cleaning in no time at all.

- Larger flour and bran drawers improve manageability when in continuous use.

- The unavoidable noise levels resulting from the realistic milling process combined with the performance level have been significantly reduced.

- The equipment meets current safety standards.

- And last but not least, the housing is now more robust, as a result of comprehensive materi-al tests based on everyday use.

- Also available to order is an optional lamp that provides light in the separator area, making it easy to monitor the separation process at all times.

Brabender has therefore brought its Quadrumat Junior high quality laboratory mill – for use in the milling, cultivation and research sectors, as well as by baked goods and pasta product manufacturers – up to the very latest technical standards.

Read more HERE.
 

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September 26, 2016

27/09/2016: On-Store, an alternative option for temporary storage of grain

On-farm grain storage can be a key component of any farmer’s grain marketing plan, but what if you don’t have enough?

In an article recently published on Ohio Country Journal by Ty Higgins, an alternative method of grain storage was introduced, it might just be what some farms need to leverage what they harvest this fall.

On-Store is a new, fully aerated temporary grain storage system that is offered as a 20,000 or 50,000 bushel system.

“The most important aspect of On-Store systems, with the widening basis and new for immediate storage, is that these can be up and operational in just one day,” said Scott Gladish, On-Store’s national sales director.
 
Image: Alternative heat

“So, you’ve got all that additional storage in a small amount of time and added flexibility with harvest time logistics when there is no need to choose between sitting at the elevator or sitting in a combine.”

The On-Store systems consist of a galvanised steel grain ring, grain vac unloading system ports and an aeration system that is equipped with a five or 10-horsepower fan. “Farmers are utilising these units to hedge against the markets, which have not been friendly as of late,” Mr Gladdish said.

“The markets don’t care if farmers have issues or if their cost of production is higher than what corn pays, but if you are able to increase storage it can allow for better hedging against these lower markets.”



Read more HERE.
 

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Mysilo company profile




Installing a grain storage facility is a very complicated operation. Many parameters need to be considered, such as climate conditions, features of the stored grain and specific loading and unloading requirements.

This is where the Mysilo team comes in, both as a consulting service and also for installing your turn-key facility.

Supplied by the world’s finest steel mills, the high-strength galvanised steel used in Mysilo’s construction work is shaped in their own entirely computerised workshops. 


Visit the website HERE.
 

The Global Miller
This blog is maintained by The Global Miller staff and is supported by the magazine GFMT
which is published by Perendale Publishers Limited.


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27/09/2016: New charitable incorporated organisation “Milling4Life”

by Clifford Spencer

Welcome to Milling4Life a new Charitable Incorporated Organisation dedicated to the prevention and alleviation of poverty, financial hardship and malnutrition and enhancing food security through promoting sustainable milling.

The first project is to introduce the benefits of modern milling technology and practice to a wider audience on the African continent through targeted knowledge transfer.

For example, the charity plans to invite two African candidates from each selected African country to visit a major milling event (be it a conference or exhibition) for an intensive week of knowledge acquisition.
 
Clifford Spencer

These candidates will benefit from sponsored travel and accommodation with the visit purpose being to intensively acquire knowledge of the milling industry.

The candidates will then return home armed with this knowledge and with continuing contact with the parties they have met in that formative week.

The organisation has the great advantage of the advice and experience of the African Union’s agency ‘New Partnership for Africa’s Development’ (NEPAD) in this task.

In particular the agency will assist in the initial selection of candidates and for this we are exceptionally grateful to this esteemed organisation which sits at the heart of African continental policy.

The first and formative meetings of the Milling4Life charities trustees and interested organising parties will take place at the IAOM Conference and Exhibition at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on October 24-27, 2016.
 
NEPAD will participate in an opening Panel Discussion on Tuesday October 25 the subject, ‘Feeding the Fastest Growing Economies of East Africa.’

This panel discussion will be moderated by Buhler African Milling School’s Martin Schlauri (you will find elsewhere in this issue the importance the Buhler Group is now placing on the milling industry’s to respond and meet the food demands of a world of nine billion by 2050) and already includes Abubaker Bakhresa, Nick Hutchinson and the Ethiopian Millers Association as confirmed panelists.

Milling4Life will also arrange a reception on the afternoon of Thursday October 27 as a closed invitation where we will outline in more detail the role of Milling4Life working with NEPAD.

The agency will also give a more detailed explanation of its work and role in Africa.

In our modern high-tech world it is difficult to contemplate the reality that many people still cannot afford to pay for milled grain products – or for animal protein products produced through feed milling. Milling for Life wants to play its part in bringing about change in a range of milling sectors.

Read the full article HERE.
 

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