August 30, 2016

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30/08/2016: Idea Exchange calls for application at GEAPS 2017

  

The Idea Exchange is the most popular educational event at the Exchange each year and GEAPS is now accepting applications for presentations at Exchange 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri

The session is broken into two segments:

Small changes ... big Impact!
This new aspect of the Idea Exchange was created to highlight a broad array of innovation and excellence in safety, company culture, community engagement, environmental awareness or other areas.

What's new?

This popular segment includes presentations by suppliers on new products and services developed for grain operations during the past year.

Participants in the Idea Exchange will receive:
• One free three-day basic registration to Exchange 2017
• Industry recognition and networking opportunities
• Recognition in In-Grain, on the GEAPS website and in industry publications
• Small Changes ... Big Impact! participants also receive US$100

For more information, please call Katya at (763) 999-4311 or by email at 
katya@geaps.com
Applications are due by Wednesday, Aug. 31. Download a submission form HERE.

Read more HERE.
 

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Altinbilek company profile




Altinbilek is one of the leading companies in Turkey for the manufacture of high-capacity chain conveyors, belt conveyors, bucket elevators, screw conveyors and a whole range of steel silo components and accessories.

Ever expanding, Altinbilek now have a plant with an outdoor area of 22,000m2 and an indoor area of 12,000m2 in the Eskisehir Organised Industrial Zone.

Visit the website HERE.
 

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30/08/2016: Micronutrient premixes with vitamins B1 and B2

By enriching flour, mills in many countries make an important contribution to nutrition and public health. Flour is enriched with iron, folic acid, and especially with thiamine (vitamin B1) and riboflavin (vitamin B2).

The homogeneous, very fine distribution of the individual components is important for the quality of mixtures with these vitamins. Otherwise, agglomerated riboflavin can cause yellow streaks or yellow-orange spots in the final product (Photo 1).
  
Photo 1: raw materials
 

The US, Great Britain and Canada led the way in enriching flour with B vitamins. In the war and the crises of the 40s, these countries recognised the importance of food supplements and passed laws requiring that flour be enriched with vitamins like thiamine and riboflavin.

Today, in over 85 countries industrially made flour is fortified with vitamins B1 and B2 and micronutrients to protect consumers from nutritional deficiencies, voluntarily or by law.
  
Vitamin B1 and B2: wide-ranging importance for health
Thiamine is a water-soluble vitamin that occurs in many plants and animals, and performs important functions in the human metabolism and nervous system. Deficiency can present symptoms such as fatigue, memory loss, digestive and heart rhythm problems.

A formerly widespread thiamine deficiency disease is beri-beri, which today is rare. Riboflavin is a yellow vegetable colourant that plays an important role in the body in extracting energy from fats, carbohydrates and proteins, and in protecting cells against free radicals. Deficiency symptoms include skin problems, visual and growth impairment, fatigue and weakness.
 
Photo 2: Impact of vitamin B2 on the colour of bread. Adding 6 ppm riboflavin can cause
yellowing of the crumb. But the standard in flour enrichment is 2 to 4 ppm, which
does not cause discolouration.


Compensation for nutrients lost in milling (see graphic) 
Wheat has a naturally high content of B vitamins and would therefore in principle be a good source of vitamins B1 and B2. 



But these micronutrients are contained mostly in the outer layers and the germ of the grain, so that they are lost to a great degree when grain is milled to get a lighter colour, since this removes the outer layers. Subsequent enrichment of the flour with the respective micronutrients can restore or even exceed their original content in the wheat. 



As a rule, the amount of thiamine added is 5 – 7ppm (mg/kg flour). Thiamine mononitrate is most commonly used. This is a white powder that has relatively high stability for a vitamin, and can be processed without problems. 

Graphic: Micronutrient losses during wheat milling. Wheat is a
great source of vitamins B1 and B2. Losses during milling
can be compensated through flour enrichment.
Riboflavin, an intense yellow colourant, is a bit more difficult to work with. In order to be able to provide comprehensive advice on the use of vitamin B2, Mühlenchemie has done baking trials and colorimetric tests with riboflavin-enriched flour at its Technology Centre. 

The results show that the colouring effect only comes into play at relatively high concentrations. For example, at 6 ppm the crumb of sandwich buns showed quite visible yellow discolouration. However, at industry-standard concentrations of 2-4 ppm no significant discolouration was detected (Photo 2).

Yellow streaks and spots from clumped riboflavin (Photo 3) 
So the problem for the mills is not so much the quantity as it is the quality of the riboflavin in the premix. The physical nature of the vitamin is what makes the difference. Riboflavin is an extremely fine powder that tends to agglomerate, so during compounding it needs to be distributed as thoroughly as possible. 

Coarse particles can have negative consequences in the final products. For example, light colour is an important quality criterion for Asian noodles, which are made from bleached flour. 

Photo 3: Prevention of yellow spots and streaks in dough. Simple quality check: Spreading out a premix| containing riboflavin gives an indication of its homogeneity. If the agglomerates are too large,
the particles come apart under pressure to form yellow-orange streaks
If the premix contains insufficiently homogenised riboflavin there is a risk that the colour particles can break down under the high mechanical pressure that occurs during rolling and stretching of the dough, leading to yellow-orange streaks. 

Undesirable effects can also happen with buns. Individual yellow spots in the crumb are a sure sign of clumped or coarse riboflavin.


Read the full article HERE.
 


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30/08/2016: Poultry & Egg Summit Latin American brings global expertise to regional leaders

Poultry & Egg Summit Latin America 2016 takes place October 26-27 , 2016 at Palacio San Miguel in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 
Latin America’s poultry leaders will be joined by internationally renowned experts at the major regional summit conference on poultry meat and eggs newly confirmed conference details reveal a major line-up of speakers addressing key current issues of trade and marketing for the poultry industry both regionally and globally.

 



Focus on trade
Poultry & Egg Summit Latin America 2016 is organised by the team already responsible for the VIV series of Feed-to-Food animal protein business events at locations in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Russia.

The team is bringing its new conference-only format to Latin America for the first time after staging a successful inaugural Poultry Summit Europe in The Netherlands in May 2016. With an emphasis on providing good business information and networking opportunities, the two-day conference in October offers simultaneous translation of speakers in English and Spanish. It brings together regional and global expertise for a poultry leadership programme under the general theme of trade perspectives for Latin America.

  
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Strategies for exporting and investment
Newly confirmed conference details reveal a major line-up of speakers addressing key current issues of trade and marketing for the poultry industry both regionally and globally.

The opening session on Wednesday October 26 has been planned by VIV in association with the International Poultry Council, to cover strategies for exporting and investment. Topics begin with the marketing outlook as seen from inside Argentina.

The presidents of its national associations CEPA (for poultry meat) and CAPIA (for eggs) have agreed to be the first speakers, with Roberto Domenech of CEPA outlining the potential role of Argentina in the world’s broiler industry and Javier Prida of CAPIA reviewing developments in Argentina’s egg market.

Poultry & Egg Summit Latin America 2016 then expands its view internationally as Nan-Dirk Mulder, senior global animal protein analyst with Rabobank International, discusses the business outlook for poultry producers in Latin America and the position of the Latin American industry in global poultry markets.

He is followed by American poultry agribusiness consultant Dr Paul Aho, who will examine how a continuing volatility in commodity prices could impact the demand for chicken meat as well as its supply.
  

Sustainability from broilers to eggs
The first day of the conference continues with an exploration of the future of broiler feeding in terms of cost and sustainability by Dr Antônio Mário Penz Jr, director of strategic accounts at Cargill Animal Nutrition.

Consumer acceptance is the topic for John Kirkpatrick, agricultural manager in charge of poultry and egg supply chains for UK-based food retailer Tesco. Ma Chuang, vice-general manager of Chinese agri-markets agency Beijing Boyar Communication Company will add perspectives on China’s investment and trade in poultry products.

Wednesday afternoon brings a focus on egg marketing and consumption in Latin America and at world level, in a segment backed by the International Egg Commission. The final part of the programme on the opening day offers expert advice on how to prepare the poultry enterprise to meet and beat the health challenge presented by highly-pathogenic avian influenza virus or HPAI.
  
Image: Sarah

New trading possibilities
A direct reference to new trading possibilities opens proceedings on Thursday October 27. Saudi Deputy Minister for animal resources Dr Hamad Al Batshan and his colleague Ibrahim Al Thunayan are coming especially to Poultry & Egg Summit Latin America 2016 to make a joint presentation on the potential for Saudi Arabia to develop trade relationships with Argentina and possibly other Latin American countries.

Their speech will include an explanation of the conditions that Saudi Arabia sets for the importation of poultry meat. Its timing is extremely appropriate by coinciding with the decision of Argentina’s new government to re-open major trade links worldwide, not least for agrifood products including chicken.

Where feed safety fits in
Thursday’s conference programme moves on to a series of presentations arranged by World Poultry and VIV around a central emphasis on value chain strategies and export. Béatrice Conde, food safety officer at Bühler, describes implications for the Latin American feed industry from the influence of food and feed safety on global trading.

Other speakers will offer new insights on responsible nutrition in a Latin American context, disease management in the region’s poultry supply chains and the role of information technology in distribution strategies.

Opportunities for networking
The format of Poultry & Egg Summit Latin America 2016 has been designed deliberately to encourage opportunities for delegates to meet and network between presentations.

The agenda in Buenos Aires starts with a cocktail reception on the evening of Tuesday October 25 and there is a buffet-style ‘walking dinner’ for delegates on the Wednesday evening, in addition to which both conference days on Wednesday and Thursday include breaks that are structured so people can relax and talk easily with each other.

Location and registration
Added to that, the Argentine city’s Palacio San Miguel provides a comfortable location for Poultry & Egg Summit Latin America 2016 that combines the elegant exterior of an historic palace with the refurbished interior of a modern and well-equipped meeting place.

The organisers report strong early interest from Latin American poultry executives about coming to the Summit. From preliminary indications they expect that more than 250 of the top decision-makers in the region’s poultry meat and egg businesses will attend.


Read more HERE.
 

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August 26, 2016

26/08/2016: Chris Smith promoted to Vice President of Engineering, Sweet Manufacturing Company

Sweet Manufacturing Company is pleased to announce that Chris Smith, Professional Engineer (P.E.), has been promoted to Vice President - Engineering.  

Chris joined Sweet in October 2014 as the Engineering Manager. Chris is an accomplished and results driven Mechanical Engineer with multiple years of experience in global operations. Chris will become a member of the company’s leadership team and a company officer.

  
Chris Smith
In his new capacity, Chris will lead and coach the company’s engineering team members, new product development and equipment design, and ensure best practices are in place for safety, quality and productivity of engineering activities that will meet or exceed customer expectations and company performance goals.

He will also work closely with both internal and external customers to provide appropriate equipment and project design and layout recommendations that will satisfy customer material handling requirements.

Chris obtained his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from The Ohio State University.  Chris also has a Professional Engineer (P.E.) Certification from the State of Ohio. His P.E. certification reinforces his professional achievement and experience within the engineering field and is a mark of high quality standards and workmanship. Additionally, Chris brings proficiency in SolidWorks, RISA3D, MATLAB and FEA. 

Chris has a broad background in engineering having previously served as a Senior Engineer, Mechanical Design Engineer and Engineering Manager. In addition to his Material Handling Equipment experience at Sweet, he has previous experience with an industry leader in the design and manufacture of suspended access systems for the industrial/commercial construction market.

Alicia Sweet Hupp, company President & CEO remarked about Chris’s promotion, “I look forward to Chris joining our corporate management team and am confident that he will continue to add value to our company and customers through his talent, knowledge, experience and expertise.”

Read more HERE.
 

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26/08/2016: Van Aarsen introduces new feeding device for its GD hammer mill to minimise explosion risk

Innovative ATEX-certified grinding installation Employees, production equipment, and buildings are valuable assets.

By minimising the required maintenance and maximising the service life of expensive grinding installations, it’s also possible to ensure that they are much more cost-effective. In order to further minimise explosion risk, VanAarsen has introduced an innovative feeding device with an integrated heavy parts separator (also known as a “stone catcher”) for its GD hammer mill. The GD hammer mill with feeding device from Van Aarsen is also ATEX-certified.

Innovative feeding device with integrated heavy parts separator

When dust comes into contact with an ignition source, such as sparks, in an oxygen rich environment, there is a risk of explosion, and that is exactly what happens when the grinding process for grains and organic materials is started or stopped in a hammer mill. Van Aarsen develops and manufactures machines for the production of compound feeds and premixes for the animal feed industry.

It is also a leader in developing new techniques for minimising explosion risk without compromising the efficiency and quality of the grinding process. As such, Van Aarsen has now introduced an innovative feeding device with an integrated heavy parts separator for metal objects, stones, and other heavy objects.
  
GD hammer mill

The heavy parts separator detects such objects and removes them to prevent them from being fed into the hammer mill and causing sparks. Van Aarsen has optimised its heavy parts separator by automating the removal of metal objects and stones and by the combination of this removal with the screen exchange process. By ensuring that the automated removal of heavy objects and the exchange of the screens take place at the same time, the downtime of the hammer mill is reduced and its capacity is increased.

In order to provide a controlled release of pressure in case of an explosion, van Aarsen has also fitted the bin beneath the hammer mill with a pressure relief valve. This feature ensures that the hammer mill also complies with the specific ATEX standards that apply in Germany for hammer mills.

Maximising the service life of screens and reducing maintenance and downtime

The new feeding device has a compact design and can easily be integrated into the GD hammer mill and the automated screen exchanger. Besides minimising the risk of explosion, Van Aarsen’s new feeding device with integrated heavy parts separator also prevents damage to the screens.

This greatly increases the service life of the screens and significantly reduces machine downtime and maintenance. The GD hammer mill from Van Aarsen is ATEX-certified and therefore complies with the strict European guidelines for the prevention of explosions.

Van Aarsen also offers a range of other options for further minimising the explosion risk associated with the grinding process, including temperature monitoring and spark detection.



More information
At the EuroTier in Hannover, Van Aarsen will be showcasing its new feeding device with integrated heavy parts separator for the GD hammer mill aimed at further minimising the risk of explosion.

Read more HERE.
 

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