October 17, 2018

Dinnissen process technology – Value innovators by nature

On June 20 2018, Milling and Grain had the pleasure of meeting with Dinnissen Process Technology at VIV Europe 2018, stand 08, C010.

Speaking to Mr Perry Konings, Commercial Manager at Dinnissen Process Technology based in Sevenum, the Netherlands, a modest but intensely impressive redesign of the company’s brand was discussed.
 

“Finding solutions for every project is part of our DNA,” the company explains. “From tailor made components to machines and total concepts: our extensive experience over 70 years makes us a global player in process technology in the world of food, pet food, feed and chemicals.”

“We provide our customers with a variety of solutions. These range from stand-alone machines to turnkey systems. From pre-engineering to project management and from design through to assembly and start-up. Our extensive international network means that we can deliver our solutions all around the world.”

Dinnissen was founded in 1948 as a machine specialist for the compound feed industry in Svenum, the Netherlands. Rapid regional growth and developments in the milling sector have continuously challenged Dinnissen to innovate and evolve, resulting in Dinnissen becoming a specialist in handling bulk solids and powders. Today, with over 180 employees, they hold a leading position in the world of powders, particles and granules. They have said that they are proud to be known for their “expertise, quality products and tailor-made solutions.”


Products

Pegasus® Mixer
The Pegasus® Mixer, supplied by Dinnissen Process Technology, is an accurate and highly efficient mixer developed to ensure that even the most challenging mixing process can be carried out quickly and effectively. To accomplish this, the Pegasus Mixers use a double-shaft mixing mechanism that rotates in opposite directions. This creates a unique fluidised zone which lies at the core of the entire mixing process.

Pegasus® Vacuum Coater A great investment for companies looking into producing pelleted and extruded products, the Pegasus® Vacuum Coater creates pellets suitable in accordance with the latest standards and criteria. The machine’s double-shaft paddle suspends ingredients in the air, while the unit simultaneously creates an ultra-vacuum environment with a down level of 50mbar. After spraying and injecting the liquid evenly over each particle, the Pegasus Vacuum Coater presses the particles down, taking only three to four minutes to complete the pelleting process.

When speaking again to Perry Konings, he said there are several new products also in the works; “we have several new innovations such as a complete new configurable hygienic Sample Carousel and a Dinnissen Productivity Platform, which is a fully safe and Integra table-service portal to connect the machines to the cloud for preventive maintenance, data logging and revolutionary webVNC and webHTTP(s) functionality. Furthermore, we have developed a complete new heat-treatment process for flour hygienisation.”

Read more HERE.

Visit the Dinnissen website, HERE.
 

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Bühler company profile



There are plenty of good reasons for Bühler’s success: Personal commitment, clever entrepreneurial decision-making, a high level of sensitivity to the changing needs of the market, and a core business that has become a byword for quality and consistency, founded on the distinct power to innovate.

Tackling the challenges of the period and of the market have always played a role in shaping the direction of the company.

This is simply something that Bühler has always done, and when it comes to generating benefits and added value for our customers, we have always been a step ahead.

Bühler is a specialist and technology partner for plant and equipment and related services for processing basic foods and manufacturing highgrade materials.

The Group is a global market leader in the supply of flour production plants, pasta and chocolate production lines, animal feed manufacturing installations, and aluminum die casting systems.

The core technologies of the Group are in the field of mechanical and thermal process engineering. With its expertise and over 150 years of experience, Bühler time and again rolls out unique and innovative solutions for its customers, helping them achieve success in the marketplace.

Over the decades, Bühler has come to be acknowledged as a reliable partner, thanks to its distinct commitment to quality and its global presence. Bühler Group operates in over 140 countries, has a global payroll of 7860, and generated sales revenues of CHF 1907 million in fiscal 2010.

Visit the website HERE.
 

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October 16, 2018

Vibrafloor - Bulk material transport made easy

by Rebecca Sherratt, Production editor, Milling and Grain

With a thirty-year history in providing storage solutions for silos, warehouses, railcards and ships, Vibrafloor SAS have refined their products to suit client specifications and offer a unique and innovative method of moving and emptying bulk materials from storage containers.

 


As the name suggests, Vibrafloor’s unique flexible steel plates utilise vibration to create waves what gently sweep the products towards the outlets for reclaiming. Using this wave method, products become fluidised, and therefore able to be gently swept into troughs and other storage or transport containers. Multiple steel modules cover the floors of silos and ships, ensuring to move every grain of produce, so none is left in the bottom of the storage container. Their automated, low energy consumption technology guarantees an easy, risk-free transport process, with no clean-up needed and high reclaim rates.

Vibrafloor’s floor panels appeal to such a diverse range of customers, due to their fluidity in moving any bulk material, ranging from wheat, soybeans, sulphur, woodchips and even sticky materials such as potash. Vibrafloor panels have been used not just in agricultural industries, but also the aquaculture sector, manufacturing and woodwork, alongside industrial and biomass industries.

Benefits of Vibrafloor technology:
• 100 percent clearance, nothing gets trapped
• No major moving or wearing parts
• Suffers minimal wear from abrasive products
• Low energy use
• No routine maintenance
• No dust or product degradation
• No vibration or stress transfer to structure
• Unmanned automatic operation

When the Vibrafloor panels vibrate, the area where the biggest bulk of product has built up, (also known as the high-pressure zone), discharges and breaks down; an action Vibrafloor often compare to a controlled ‘avalanche’ of product, with a pressure of 80-220 tonnes per m2. As the product is aired and moved down the storage facility, it is forced to enter the low-pressure zone, where waves develop, and the product can cleanly and thoroughly exit the storage silo, separated, clean and without any wastage left in the silo. With dust-proof panels, Vibrafloor ensures that product is not wasted, nor does any damage occur to the plates via debris. No routine maintenance of panels is needed, as they care for themselves and fit securely into storage containers, with no room for produce getting trapped or clogging up plate machinery.

The 690W motor has been optimised to ensure it effectively moves bulk of up to 70 tonnes per m2, without being so harsh it potentially damages delicate produce. The Vibrafloor panels can also handle temperatures of up to 90 degrees Celsius. Upon request, Vibrafloor panels can also come with aeration ducts integrated into each panel, to maximise airflow and ensure an even more thorough cleaning and emptying of the storage facilities.


Read more HERE.

Visit the Vibrafloor website, HERE.
 

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FAMSUN company profile


Muyang Co, Ltd. announced changing its brand name from Muyang to FAMSUN starting May 2014. 

This move is prompted by the idea of better illustrating the company’s business and the farm-to-table industry chain it serves. It is consistent with Muyang’s global strategy and its aim of becoming an integrated solution provider in the agro-industry. 


The name FAMSUN derives from “famous, farm, family, sun and union”; it signifies Muyang Co, Ltd’s development concept and vision, which is to build a green and healthy supply chain from farm to table together with its customers and to convert traditional agriculture into a modern, profitable and sustainable business with its integrated solutions in feed manufacturing, grain milling, grain handling and storage, food processing, as well as industrial automation. 

The creative design of the FAMSUN logo features a beveled letter “F”, a curvy letter “A”, a stretching letter “S” and a friendly letter “U”. It will be the only signage representing Muyang’s business, products, service and solutions.

Meanwhile, the company will continue to operate in its current structure, provide follow-up service based on relevant agreement, and its business contacts will remain unchanged. 


Visit the website HERE
 

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October 15, 2018

Movers and shakers: Bulk-handling equipment used for grain handling

by Doug Anderson, Marketing Manager, Guttridge Ltd, UK

Virtually everything that we touch has, at some point in its life cycle, been through bulk handling equipment. Doug Anderson, Marketing Manager at Guttridge Ltd, discusses the various types of conveyors used in grain handling, highlighting the benefits and limitations of each and explains the importance of protecting the material being conveyed.

 


Conveyer types
There are four main types of conveyor used for the handling of grain - the screw conveyor, the rolling belt conveyor and the chain and flight conveyors. Each type of conveyor has benefits and each has certain limitations.

Choice of machinery can often come down to personal preference of the person specifying the system and may often be influenced by experience with certain types of conveyor, be that good or bad.

Of course, as technology improves, the characteristics of the machinery changes and evolves which means that specifiers should not make quick decisions on which type of conveyor to use for a certain requirement. It’s important to make careful, educated choices and to fully consider the positives and negatives, benefits and limitations of each type of conveyor when designing a system.

Screw conveyor
Screw conveyors are frequently used in conveying of grain and are a popular choice as they are simple in design (taking inspiration from Archimedes’ screw over 2000 years ago), robust and easy to maintain. Screw conveyors are also relatively low cost and modular in design allowing them to be built to meet bespoke requirements. The screw conveyor also provides accuracy of control to allow the materials being handled to be fed at various rates as required.

Belt conveyor
A rolling belt conveyor carries granular or pelletised material from point to point and is open to all weathers but does come with the option of enclosure panels for dust containment and also to make it weather tight. Materials can be discharged at fixed or variable intermediate positions along the length of the conveyor, via a range of versatile carriage options, such as bucket elevators or tail end hoppers.

The belt conveyor can be enhanced by adding the tripper facility, which can be used for situations such as carrying materials into docks. A tripper belt conveyor can move high volumes of material into storage bins very effectively.

Moving from one end of a row of silos to the other, they ensure even-fill and eliminate overfill. They are used for high throughput where there is little or no concern over the amount dust created.


Read more HERE.
 

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Nutriad company profile



Nutriad’s story

The global population increases 50 percent in the next four decades. Livestock production and aquaculture has never been more challenging. 

Limited availability and changing quality of raw materials challenges intake, growth and performance. Growing customer awareness and governmental regulations, especially related to health & safety, challenge your business.

As a manufacturer of state-of-the-art feed additives for more than 50 years they know the agricultural market. Still every day Nutriad are passionate about their work.

Their ambition is to be customers’ first choice in palatability, mycotoxin management and digestive performance. Every day their people work on finding ways to improve your production.

Being active in more than 80 countries, they understand the global issues thoroughly.
The experience of their dedicated local product specialists is available for you. In direct contact with you, they create the best practical solutions for today and tomorrow.

Visit the Nutriad website, HERE.
 

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Vietstock 2018 starts this week

The Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural development are once again hosts of Vietstock 2018, Vietnam's premier international feed livestock and Meat Industry show. The Milling and Grain magazine team will be present reporting on the show, keep an eye out for a show report in an upcoming edition of the magazine!
 
Image credit: Vietstock 2018

Vietstock 2018 expo and forum opens its doors for the biggest gathering of animal husbandry, veterinarian, feed millers, veterinarians, animal health specialists and international stakeholders to Vietstock 2018 expo and forum which will be held on October 17-19, 2018, at Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre (SECC) Hochiminh city, Vietnam.

This year's edition promises to be bigger than ever with 368 exhibitors from 32 countries showcasing the best in animal and feed production on a 9,500-square meter exhibition Halls A1 & A2 of SECC. Industry players from the Vietnam livestock industry are all set and ready to welcome their counterparts from all over Asia and rest of the world to Vietstock 2018.

The 9th edition of Viestock will highlight on "Enhancing Processing Capability and Connecting to Potential Markets in Vietnam's livestock and aquaculture production" focusing on the strength of the event since launching edition in 2004.

Vietstock 2018 will welcome ASEAN Livestock related associations to have a round table discussion. Representatives from Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines will sit together to share the production figure, challenges, and their activities.

For more information visit the Vietstock 2018 website, HERE.
 

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