August 03, 2020

Anderson Feed Technology company profile




Anderson Feed Technology has been formed by a collaboration of Anderson International Corp and Ottevanger Milling Engineers.


This partnership will leverage the expertise of both companies, establishing a strong presence that provides a wide variety of Feed Mill and Cereal related solutions to existing and new clients in the United States and Canada. Thanks to its expert know-how, gained over it’s joined 245 years of experience, Anderson Feed Technology is the ideal partner for the implementation of your project.

Their expertise lie in; engineering, production, and installation of machinery and complete installations in the dry-cereal and grain processing industry such as:
- Feed mills
- Premix and concentrate plants
- Aquafeed and Pet food installations
- Cereal processing lines
- Biomass installations

About Anderson International Corp
“Anderson International Corp, founded in 1888, is the original inventor of the screw press or Expeller® for the mechanical recovery of fats from oil bearing beans, seeds, and nuts.  In their 130-year history, Anderson has adapted the original screw press design for a variety of industrial processes, including pet food, animal feed, and synthetic rubber.  To date, Anderson has successfully designed, manufactured, and installed over 12,000 pieces of processing equipment for over 100 different types of materials in more than 100 countries with a focus on providing complete process solutions to their customer base.”

About Ottevanger Milling Engineers B.V.
Ottevanger Milling Engineers, founded in 1909, is a specialist in the design and manufacture of equipment and complete installations for the grain- and feed processing industries. The company designs and produces a comprehensive range of process equipment following the latest standards. The accumulated knowledge and experience of more than 100 years determine the quality of design, equipment and installations of Ottevanger Milling Engineers and its efficiency and reliability.

Visit the Anderson Feed Technology website, HERE.
 

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


For additional daily news from milling around the world: global-milling.com

August 02, 2020

Port equipment erection challenges in the time of COVID-19

by Neuero Industrietechnik, Germany

The ports and the construction industry are in an exceptional situation currently, due to worldwide working restrictions. The common feeling is that 80 percent of the news is now concerning COVID-19.

Topics of discussion centre upon strategies on how to flatten infection curves and the numbers of ventilators. In a short time, we have gathered millions of specialists concerning pandemic infections. Virus specialists decide if we can or cannot work and there are discussions about horizontal or vertical protection strategies.
 

In this situation, Neuero got caught in the middle of equipment assemblies taking place outside Germany. What do we do in such a case? Our first step was to keep calm, check the local situation with our clients and then discuss and find solutions with our colleagues that were abroad. We puzzled over what to do. Do we leave the site immediately and call everybody back? Or do we try to find a way to remain safe by carefully monitoring of the day-by-day situation, checking the country's risk and health conditions and especially taking into consideration whether colleagues agreed to stay or not? The work takes more time and visas can expire; but it isn’t clear who is responsible for this.

Media depictions

We noted, however, that most uncertainty came from colleagues in our home country and not from those working on site. This is a result of the prediction of worse case scenarios shown in the media. The available information isn’t always helpful for planning because countries close borders and airlines stop flights or change their schedules. The foreign ministry is much involved with the thousands of tourists that want to return home. A planned return is not possible because only emergency flights are handled. The hope is a slow return to normal travel situations after 30 days.

From our clients, we received a positive response towards keeping our people safe and continuing the work as planned with precautions to protect their health. Today, the complexity of our machines requires specialists for final setup and software adjusting. This is normally done by electricians with field and programming experience. Bringing supervisors back home is easier because most countries accept the return of their own citizens. However, it is not currently possible for foreigners to enter a different country. At the time of writing (April 01st, 2020) in Germany there are no (or very limited) inland flights and many international flights are cancelled.


Read more HERE.
 

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


For additional daily news from milling around the world: global-milling.com

Nachi company profile

  


The Nachi-Fujikoshi Group's slogan, "Challenging growth in business to fulfil aspirations as a manufacturing company," embodies their long-term vision. Nachi contributes to the global industry of manufacturing by capitalising on their abilities.


As a comprehensive machinery manufacturer, Nachi have the multifaceted operations and technologies to provide various solutions to customers in fields such as automotive, industrial machinery, energy, and infrastructure.

Nachi is a leading company in terms of manufacturing innovations with its core business in robotics they support their sales with service, production, procurement and development.

In the future, Nachi aims to achieve strong corporate growth and provide value to their stakeholders, not only their shareholders and customers, but all of their business partners, employees, and the within which they conduct their business.


Visit the Nachi website, HERE.
 

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


For additional daily news from milling around the world: global-milling.com

July 30, 2020

Novus International files methionine antidumping petitions with US Government

On the 29th July, Novus International, Inc. filed antidumping petitions with the US Department of Commerce and International Trade Commission. The petitions ask the agencies to investigate imports of methionine from Spain, France and Japan consistent with the World Trade Organisation Antidumping Agreement.

Imports of methionine from the three countries are priced substantially lower than domestic producers' shipments. Illegal dumping of methionine in the United States at an artificially low price can hurt the US agriculture industry.
 
Image credit: Mike Mozart on Flickr
(CC BY 2.0)
'We believe fair and competitive business practices are integral to the health of our industry and are necessary to protect our customers and consumers everywhere,' said Dan Meagher, president and CEO, Novus International, Inc. 'Today we took steps to ensure those fair practices.'

The volume of methionine imports into the United States from the three countries (Spain, France and Japan) increased by more than 200 percent from 2017 to 2019, and another 29 percent between the first quarter of 2019 and first quarter of 2020.

Access to domestically-produced methionine is critical for US animal protein producers. Illegal dumping can result in the reduction or elimination of domestic production. The animal protein industry benefits from having domestic and foreign supply options available.

'The coronavirus pandemic has reminded us of the vulnerability of global supply chains and the impact on highly integrated industries, such as agriculture and food production, when disruptions occur,' said Mr Meagher. 'We are simply asking the US government to ensure Spain, France and Japan are abiding by international trade laws.'

The government investigation will determine whether illegal dumping of imported methionine has occurred. The investigation is expected to take approximately 13 months. If the government determines importers did illegally dump foreign products, those importers may have to pay a duty on imports, which would be collected by the government as a tax.

The International Trade Commission is expected to make its preliminary determination by September 14th, 2020. The US Department of Commerce is expected to make its preliminary determinations and impose any remedial duties by January 5th, 2021. These timelines may adjust depending on the course of the investigations.

Visit the Novus International website, HERE.
 

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


For additional daily news from milling around the world: global-milling.com

Disruptive technology enters the grain drying market

by Vaughn Entwistle, Managing Editor, Milling and Grain

Disruptive technology is an innovation that significantly alters the way that consumers, industries, or businesses operate. But the market being what it is, not all disruptive technology is successful.
 

Sometimes this is because existing producers are well-established and familiar to risk-averse customers. Sometimes the technology looks impressive, but still fails to catch on. And sometimes the innovators are a little too far ahead of their time.

Traditional gas grain dryers

Most grain dryers currently on the market use gas (typically NG or often bottled LPG gas). Manufacturers of gas driers compete with one another by offering grain dryers that are energy efficient, have a high throughput and do not burn or damage the grain. But now there is a new technology available that just might be a game-changer.

Introducing ‘radio frequency drying’

DRYMAX is a US company based in Minnesota. What sets it apart from other drier companies is its innovative new technology for drying grains. DRYMAX describes its unique ‘forcefield’ technology as radio frequency’ drying. At first that may sound like a giant microwave oven—the same technology used to pop popcorn, but it’s not. I interviewed company founder Kevin Eichhorn to find out more about ‘forcefield’ technology, how it works, and what are its potential advantages.


Read more HERE.
 

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


For additional daily news from milling around the world: global-milling.com

Selis company profile



Since 1964 Selis has continued its activity in the grain processing field. The company develops technology and is the second biggest company of the sector globally.


It is one of the most dynamic and innovative companies in the industry that manufactures machines and equipment for the flour and semolina production, and undertakes turnkey plant projects in every capacity as well as modernising existing plants.

Beside manufacturing state-of-the-art machinery and equipment for flour and semolina plants, Selis strengthens its position more and more by supplying its business partners custom made solutions whilst providing excellent after-sale services.

High quality equipment is manufactured under the assurance of a quality system, experienced technical and management staff equipped technology CNC machines carefully oversee the process.

Thanks to their careful quality control insight, Selis offers high quality equipment to its customers.

“In the milling industry, from a single machine to turn-key complete plants, we have always done our best in order to keep efficiency and customer satisfaction up by using high quality equipment and manpower in our service.”

Selis is known as a reliable partner in the sector with after sales service that reaches every corner of the globe as well as continuous manufacturing quality.


For more information visit the Selis website, HERE.
 

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


For additional daily news from milling around the world: global-milling.com

AFIA accepting nominations for Friend of Pet Food Award

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is now accepting nominations for its annual Friend of Pet Food Award. The award, which debuted last year, will be presented at AFIA's 2021 Pet Food Conference, happening in conjunction with the International Production & Processing Expo on January 26th, 2021.
 
The 2020 Friend of Pet Food Award winners:
Gail Kuhlman, Ph.D., of Mars Petcare
and Kate Shoveller, Ph.D., of the University of Guelph
Image credit: AFIA
'There are many professionals working in the pet food industry who are deserving of recognition for their research and innovative ideas that are improving the nutrition for our nation's pets,' said Louise Calderwood, AFIA's director of regulatory affairs. 'AFIA's Pet Food Committee looks forward to once again selecting outstanding candidates that have represented and contributed to this growing industry.'

The AFIA Friend of Pet Food Award recognises individuals who have made significant contributions to support the growth of the pet food industry. A nominee typically is currently employed and active in the pet food industry or an associated area, such as new product development, transportation, regulatory, academia, media or promotion.

The AFIA will be accepting nominations until Friday, September 18th, 2020.

For more information on how to nominate someone visit the Pet Food Conference website, HERE.



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


For additional daily news from milling around the world: global-milling.com



See our data and privacy policy Click here