June 30, 2015

30/06/2015: Elevate & convey: The York M42-200 system

Global Industries, Inc. announces release of York higher capacity bucket elevator and incline conveyor

First published in Milling and Grain, April 2015

York Bucket Elevator
Global Industries Inc, an internationally recognised manufacturer of grain storage, handling and conditioning products, has announced the release of the York M42-200 bucket elevator.  This new state-of-the-art system will allow the York product line to have a 20,000 bushel-per-hour elevator with a single row of buckets (20” x 8” LP at 7” spacing) with a 42” pulley.  A new trunking size was created (26” x 14”) to accomplish the new capacity.

Key Specifications:
- Capacity:  510 MTPH
- Buckets:  508 mm X 203 mm LP at 178 mm spacing
- Pulley Diameter:  1067 mm
- Trunking Size:  660 mm X 356 mm


York ID/ID3336 Incline Conveyer
Additionally, York announced the addition of the ID/ID3336 (33” x 36”) Incline Conveyer.  The ID/IDC3336 has a capacity of 20,000 bushels-per-hour at 126 fpm and 25,000 bushels-per-hour at 158 fpm, and features an adjustable inlet hopper as standard and a splice on the return pan to prevent sagging – both new features to the York product line.

Key Specifications:
- Capacity:  544 MTPH at 0.64  m/s, 680 MTPH at 0.80 m/s
- Conveyor Size:  83.8 cam X 91.4 cm

Brownie Systems is the Global Industries’ division that produces commercial grade catwalks, conveyor support systems and leg support towers for grain and bulk handling uses, while Global’s Eclipse product line produces fully galvanised tower and catwalk systems designed exclusively for farm and other light duty applications.

Nebraska Engineering Company (NECO) is a specialised agricultural equipment engineering and manufacturing company that manufactures high-value grain dryers, grain handling, and aeration equipment for agricultural customers worldwide.

Global Industries, Inc. and its divisions believe in using only top quality materials, precision engineering and state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and processes to deliver their products to market.  All Global products are performance-tested and field-proven to withstand the most demanding conditions.

Global Industries, Inc
Founded in 1996 in Grand Island, Nebraska, USA, Global Industries, Inc. has evolved into a leading provider of grain-related products and services, and prides itself as being a “one-stop” resource for the grain storage, handling and conditioning needs of farmers and commercial customers in the US and around the world.

The company operates a number of divisions that produce ag-related products that can work independently or in conjunction with other Global division product lines.  

MFS/York is a leading manufacturer of grain silos for both farm and commercial applications, as well as offering a full line of hopper tanks, bucket elevators and conveyor systems.  Additionally, the company offers materials handling products up to 60,000 bph or 1500 mt/hr.

Hutchinson, another Global Industries, Inc. division, produces a wide array of portable and belt conveyors, grain pump loop systems, farm and commercial unloading equipment,  chain and paddle double run and en-masse conveyors a well as a variety of tube,  u-trough and feeder system augers

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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 galvanized steel used in Mysilo’s construction work is shaped in their own entirely computerised workshops.

Visit the website HERE.

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30/06/2015: Discussing oxidative stress with top European pig producers

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In early June, Lallemand Animal Nutrition was proud to take part in the European Pig Producers (EPP) Annual Congress in Bruges, Belgium, both as a sponsor and technical contributor. David Saornil, Swine Product Manager, was invited to give a talk about Oxidative Stress in Swine, an important issue of modern pig production, particularly at critical steps of the swine cycle. The Congress was attended by around 300 of the biggest pig producers around Europe, particularly from key markets such as Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany and Denmark.

The production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), such as free radicals, is a normal physiological process. However, when their production exceeds their consumption or transformation by the animal’s antioxidant defences, oxidative stress occurs. Modern livestock breeding conditions are important sources of oxidative stress, which finally leads to loss of performance, health and reproduction issues.  Early gestation in sow or weaning in piglet are key sources of oxidative stress in pig production. Dr Saornil showed how these two cornerstones of pig production can be enhanced with specific antioxidant supplementation combining primary and secondary antioxidants. He showed results with a blend of melon superoxide dismutase (SOD) MELOFEED®, and organic selenium yeast ALKOSEL®.
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2015 marked the 25th Anniversary of EPP, dedicated to exchange of experiences in European pig production. This edition, beneath a deep insight into Belgian pig production offered technical knowledge and exchange of ideas around feed, feeding and health issues.

For more information about oxidative stress and Lallemand Animal Nutrition natural antioxidant solutions, request the special issue of the Feed Update newsletter.

Visit the Lallemand Animal Nutrition site HERE.

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30/06/2015: News roundup from the Soyatech Newsroom

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Wet weather, both a curse and a blessing: 
Force Majeure declared as floods interrupt grain shipping on Illinois River
Flooding on the Illinois River has halted corn and soybean barge traffic, causing CME Group to declare a force majeure.

Timely rains bring $1B payout to Western Australia’s grain farmers
Heavy, timely, rains falling across Western Australian could result in a grain crop that will bring an extra $1 billion to the regions grain growers.

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Cash and collaborations for genetic research:
Danforth Centre receives US$8 million to develop bioenergy sorghum hybrids

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center has been granted US$8 million from the USDA to develop specialized sorghum hybrids for the production of bioenergy.

Arcadia Biosciences to collaborate with Phytola to develop high oleic soybeans

Arcadia Biosciences is collaborating with oilseed crop researcher, Phytola, to raise oil content in soybeans by 25 percent.
Net gives grain a lift:

AgriCharts launches online marketplace for grain buyers and farmers
AgriCharts has launched an online grain marketing site, Grains.com, that will allow grain farmers to connect with grain elevators.

On the up and up:
North Dakota Mill approved for US$4.4M expansion projectAfter a series of expansion projects, North Dakota Mill has grown to become the sixth largest milling company in the US.

Felda Global Ventures targets global leadership in palm oil sector
Some analysts are calling Felda Global Ventures’ latest offer for PT Eagle High Plantations into question, but the group explains how the acquisition could support its goal of becoming a global palm oil leader.

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30/06/2015: Satake receives order for rice milling and seed processing equipment from Turkmenistan

http://www.satake-group.com/First order boosts company's profile in central Asia

Satake has received an order for rice milling and seed processing equipment from the Turkmenistan government via a local enterprise. It was shipped in March 2015, and is expected to be operational from July. It is the company's first order from the country.
Turkmenistan, a republic located in the southwest of central Asia, became independent from the former Soviet Union in 1991. The government has since concentrated on increasing the yield from grains and improving the efficiency of its rice milling industry. In this regard they have set about plans to build a new rice milling and seed processing infrastructure.

Vertical rice whitener

In October 2014 Satake received an order for rice milling equipment from the national government via both a locally based enterprise and a Turkish company. The order for the seed processing equipment followed soon after, in January 2015. 
Optical sorter
This is the first order from Turkmenistan for Satake's equipment, there being no previous history of trading with the country. 
The equipment supplied consists of approximately 30 machines including vertical rice whiteners, rice polishers and optical sorters for the rice milling plant. It also includes a further 6 machines including thickness graders and optical sorters for the seed processing plant.

The equipment was shipped in March 2015, and commissioning is expected to begin in July after completion of the plant building, located in Koneurgench, in the far north of the country, close to the border with Uzbekistan. With this order, Satake is considering a more aggressive approach to business in the region.
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June 29, 2015

29/06/2015: The Interview: Dr Lutz Popper


First published in Milling and Grain, April 2015

Mühlenchemie, specialists for enzyme-containing compounds for pasta flours, has opened a trials laboratory for pasta and is considerably expanding its efforts in this field. The German company sees the interlocking of expertise in raw materials and plant and equipment as a promising way to advance the development of innovations and product optimisations for the pasta market. Dr Lutz Popper studied at the Technical University, Berlin between 1979-85. He holds a Ph.D in food technology. He has been a scientific director at the Stern Wywiol Group since 1993 and is also head of R&D. Milling and Grain Magazine spoke to Dr Popper about the latest developments and rising to challenges in the industry.

Dr Lutz Popper, please tell us a little bit about your background and your role at Muhlenchemie?
When I was asked in 1993 to join Muhlenchemie as head of the research and development department, I was working as assistant professor in the food technology department of the Berlin University of Technology, where I also obtained my diploma as food engineer, and my Ph.D. degree with a thesis on antimicrobial enzymes. Cereal technology was a main subject of my studies, and baking my hobby, which might be the reasons for my employment by Muhlenchemie. At the beginning, there were only three people in the R&D – including myself! The whole Muhlenchemie team was nine people. Now the R&D has almost 30 people, and Muhlenchemie more than 120.

Muhlenchemie are clearly committed to vitaminised flour for the world. What is the present status of mandatory flour fortification in Europe?

Honestly, this is a sad story. There is almost no mandatory fortification in Europe, with the exception of the United Kingdom and maybe soon Macedonia. Several reasons prevent the politicians to take the decision for fortification, none of them are of scientific nature. According to epidemic studies, fortification (in particular with folate and iron) would be of great benefit for all Europeans – for health and economic reasons. And flour would be one of the best vehicles to get fortified food to citizens of all social classes and ages.

Muhlenchemie are known for their expertise in the field of enzymes and additives but are now more involved in the production of pasta with the launch of a new pilot plant. What was the deciding factor behind investing in this new area?
Curiosity. A few years ago, the effect of enzymes in baking was already quite well understood. We had a broad range of enzymatic tools for bread baking and some for biscuits and cracker. But then we were wondering whether enzymes could also be useful in pasta production, with its limited availability of water and oxygen. The bets were 50:50. So, trials were performed with small kitchen machines and, in a larger scale, at the IGV near Potsdam. Surprisingly, several enzymes showed effects, though not all of them are really useful. With friendly customers we confirmed the results. In order to be able to offer pilot scale trials with their raw materials to our customers, we decided to invest in a near-commercial pasta press and a dryer.

What makes the new pasta plant in Ahrensburg unique?
As in the industry, the pasta press works with a vacuum system to reduce the inclusion of air bubbles. The capacity is only 70 kg per hour, so we can run trials with rather small amounts of flour or semolina. We are even able to prepare in the flour in our lab, because we possess a large-scale lab mill with an output of about 10 kg flour per hour. A segment of industrial pasta dryer completes the setup and enables us to run tests, which come very close to industrial scale. Very few of the pasta pilot plants have been installed in the world, and the combination with the pilot flourmill, our flour rheology laboratory and our flour and additive know-how makes it unique.

What concrete benefit does your new trials laboratory offer a pasta manufacturer?

The plant is so flexible that practically every manufacturing process can be simulated. This lets us test various enzyme systems for the client until they are exactly right for use, and the client does not have to interrupt his routine production to perform his own tests. Obviously, this saves enormous amounts of time and money. And it gives the client reassurance that no major problems should be expected when he switches his own production system to the new recipe.

Tell us about the practical side of this client support, what steps are involved in developing a product?
To start with, the client sends us his raw material, which we analyse for protein and gluten content, water absorption properties, ash and many other parameters. We also enquire about other aspects of his pasta production: for how long is the dough mixed, how high is the temperature, how much water is added, what is the drying process like? And, of course, we need to know what the customer wants to achieve. Sometimes it is just a question of reducing loss at the cooking stage, sometimes bite is an issue, or a different colour.

Can customers come to your lab in Ahrensburg and be present at the trials?

We are happy to let clients look over our shoulders. That is in fact the ideal situation. When a project is developed in a direct dialogue with the client, we usually find the best solutions.

From your observations, what would you say is the biggest problem for pasta manufacturers?
The quality of the flour! Durum is the ideal variety of wheat for pasta. But due to fluctuating prices and limited availability, many manufacturers have to use soft wheat or mixtures of hard and soft wheat instead. That often causes problems.

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4B Braime company profile

4B has the world's largest range of bucket elevator components, leading the field in elevator bucket and elevator bolt design and manufacturing the highest quality forged conveyor chains and elevator belting.

Our electronics division specializes in level controls, intelligent sensors and safety control systems for bucket elevators and conveyors. 4B components prevent costly downtime and minimize the risk of explosions in hazardous areas.

With 125 years of engineering experience in the bulk handling industry and subsidiaries on all continents along with a worldwide network of distributors, 4B can provide practical solutions for any application no matter the location.

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29/06/2015: Animal Farming Ukraine 2015 welcomes new exhibitors


Animal Farming Ukraine 2015, the 6th International exhibition for Animal and Poultry Farming, will be held in Kiev (Ukraine) on October 27-29, 2015 at the International Exhibition Centre (IEC).
For five years it has been a wide platform for all sector specialists with a strong exposition, rich business program, and a quality professional audience. 

This is a perfect chance to start or to expand your farming business in Ukraine.

Animal Farming is officially supported by the Ministry of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine, the Association of Dairy Producers of Ukraine, the Association of Pig Producers of Ukraine and the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine.

NEW!!! Grain & Feed Expo is a new specialised integrated section of Animal Farming Exhibition. It offers companies that are looking to penetrate the expanding feed, grain and biomass industries within Ukraine the best platform available.

Being a part of the first dedicated exhibition for Animal Farming in Ukraine it provides visitors with the entire product chain: from stable to table!

Some of the exhibitors:

Agrotechnology ApS specialises in construction and reconstruction of feed & feed additives plants of 10 t/h and above with the lines for disinfection of corn and soybeans; grain elevators and ports of loading and unloading grain, including the aspiration process. The basic principle is high profitability with minimal energy costs. The company offers customised solutions for every project.

Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the world's twenty leading research-driven pharmaceutical companies with more than 125 years of experience. 

Headquartered in Ingelheim, Germany, it operates globally with 146 affiliates and more than 47,700 employees. Since it was founded in 1885, the family-owned company has been committed to researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing novel medications of high therapeutic value for human and veterinary medicine. The basic principle is that prevention is more effective than treatment. Veterinary division of Boehringer Ingelheim focuses on every sector of animal farming.

FACCO Poultry Equipment's success is built on more than 60 years of innovation and commitment to poultry breeders, layer hens, broiler and one-day-old chickens.
They focus on what they do best: developing management systems in breeding poultry for the production of eggs and meat with the best high quality performance and high standards of health and hygiene, adapted to all climatic conditions on all continents.

This total capability permits FACCO Poultry Equipment to develop the latest generation of management systems of poultry productions, through its high level of system integration, thus meeting the most demanding current and future operational requirements.

Book a stand HERE.

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29/06/2015: AM 5200 grain moisture meter officially approved in Germany and France

In Germany, the AM 5200 grain moisture meter was approved by PTB for official moisture payment analysis in December 2014. In France this approval was finalised by LNE in May 2015.

The official agencies in Germany (PTB) and France (LNE), have through thorough testing concluded that the AM 5200 meets the requirements on accuracy, stability and integrity, resulting in the approval for determination of moisture in various grain types in commercial grain trading.


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29/06/2015: New corporate Kemin headquarters part of US$125.5 million investment in world-class facilities

Governor Branstad talks about the importance of quality jobs companies like Kemin offer in Iowa
Kemin groundbreaking deepens roots in Des Moines while expanding global reach

On June 26, Kemin Industries further deepened its roots in Iowa while continuing its strategic growth in global trade and supporting regional economic development.  A ceremonial groundbreaking for its new Des Moines corporate headquarters included a footprint of the 90,000+ square foot building with hundreds of Kemin employees inside their future office spaces.  

The company has steadily marched forward with its growth plans after an event in October 2010, during one of the worst economic recessions in history; when publically announcing a US$40 million expansion plan that would add new jobs, multiple manufacturing and research facilities and a new global headquarters.

Then in September 2014, Kemin increased the total expansion investment to US$125.5 million, more than tripling the initial investment to support its focus on providing safe and healthy food to a growing world.

“We are in a race with the global population growth to find molecular solutions which help improve the lives of others through molecular science that helps feed the world, said Dr Chris Nelson, CEO and President of Kemin Industries. As lofty as our goals are and as technically complex our research and related science is, our success comes down to relationship – starting here at home. We could not have made this commitment without the help of the City of Des Moines, Polk County, the State of Iowa, and of course, our employees.”

“Every time I visit Kemin, I am reminded that this is a global company and can choose to have their corporate headquarters anywhere in the world – and they continue to choose Iowa,” said Governor Terry Branstad.

“Kemin is a family-owned company with a culture of innovation, setting ambitious goals and exceeding expectations. Specifically, a couple of years ago they committed to adding 98 jobs. Instead, they went well beyond that by adding approximately 140 full-time jobs and I am pleased to learn that they are looking to hire even more.”

“Expansions like what we’re seeing at Kemin today are occurring throughout the state of Iowa, which has led to our unemployment rate decreasing to a seven-year-low of 3.8 percent,” said Iowa Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds. 
“The careers created by Kemin are high-quality and demand a skilled workforce. Our commitment to companies like Kemin is to continue providing a world-class education that incorporates innovative STEM education to ensure we have a talented workforce ready to fill the jobs of tomorrow.”   
Kemin team makes construction footprint, outlining part of the 5 
year, US$125.5 million investment
Additional Insights:
The new building is designed as an expansion that will connect the recently opened Molecular Advancement Center (MAC) on the northeast side of the campus to the new headquarters.  The headquarters will house nearly 350 employees along with a fitness center and dining facility.    

Recent Kemin Des Moines projects:

  • 23,000 square-foot warehouse completed in 2012
  • 45,000 square-foot, US$16.7 million Molecular Advancement Center research facility opened in July of 2013
  • 16,000 square-foot, US$17 million encapsulated manufacturing facility which will be operational in November
  • 90,000+ square-foot corporate headquarters to be completed in early 2017
The corporate headquarters is scheduled to be complete by early 2017. Combined with the MAC the new building will be approximately 125,000 square-feet and complete a 5-year investment of US$125.5 million in the greater Des Moines community.

Visit the website HERE.

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June 26, 2015

26/06/2015: Victam: The general verdict – A great show


Global industry executives from the animal feed, flour & rice milling, grain processing and biomass pelleting industries descended on Cologne in Germany last week. These senior executives had come to visit the 2015 edition of the renowned FIAAP/VICTAM/GRAPAS International exhibition and conferences. Thousands of visitors came through the doors of the KoelnMesse exhibition centre, set in the heart of the beautiful and historic city of Cologne. They had come from as far away as Australia and every continent was represented. There were even official parties from Japan, PRC, Thailand, Turkey and Russia.

The exhibitors, of which there were 276, were busy with serious trade enquiries and discussions, many lasting a long time. There was much to see for the trade professionals and also a wide range of new products that were launched at the show.

At the end of the first show day the winners of the three different innovation awards were announced. They are as follows:

  1. The GRAPAS Awards organised by trade magazine Milling and Grain had joint winners: Alapala, Turkey and Buhler AG, Switzerland
  2. The Aquafeed Innovation Award organised by Aquafeed.com was won by Tovalia Intelscan, France
  3. The FIAAP Animal Nutrition Award organised by trade magazine AllAboutFeed was won by Adifo, Belgium

During the three days of the show, 9 – 11 June, there were the following conferences: the FIAAP Conference, Aquafeed Horizons, AEBIOM Pellet Workshop, Petfood Forum Europe 2015, GMP+International Feed Safety Assurance certificate, the IFF Feed Conference and the Global Milling Conference with GRAPAS International 2015.

For the first time ever FEFAC (the European Feed Manufacturers Federation) held its Annual General Meeting during the event and their members joined the exhibition as well.

Additionally Victam arranged for free tours to the Vitelia feed mill and the newly opened Feed Design Lab in the Netherlands. These proved very popular with the visitors.

Victam celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a celebration dinner and an evening of magical entertainment for 500 guests at the elegant Flora and botanical gardens in Cologne.

During this dinner the President of the Victam Foundation, Mr Andre Oosterveld thanked the guests for their continued support of the exhibitions and especially praised the exhibitors for their professional and innovative stands, as well as, the enormous and varied amount of products on display.

Earlier in the day a press conference had been held at which Henk van de Bunt, the General Manager of Victam International BV spoke.

He announced that Victam, in conjunction with some of their conference organisers, will shortly be launching a new venture. They will organise a series of industry conferences at a venue near Cologne in early summer of 2017. There will also be an additional area where companies will be able to have table-top exhibits.


Mr Van de Bunt also announced that FIAAP, VICTAM & GRAPAS Asia 2016 will take place from 29 – 31 March 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. It will once again be held in the superb facilities of the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC). Over half of the available exhibition space for the show is already reserved.

Victam will also celebrate its 25th year since it first organised a show in South East Asia.

The exhibitions and conferences will cover animal feed ingredients and additives, aqua feed ingredients and production, biomass pelleting technology, petfood ingredients and production and flour and rice milling & grain processing.

There will be the 2nd meeting of the ASEAN Feed Associations as well as the 2nd edition of the ASEAN FEED & RICE SYMPOSIUM. These will bring together members of the milling associations from throughout Asia with acknowledged industry experts.

Mr Van de Bunt went on to say that there will be some changes within the Victam organisation. New members will be appointed to the Board from within the feed, flour and grain industries. This will bring new ideas and experience to its Board.

Mr Van de Bunt then announced that he will retire as from the 1st July 2016. He will, however, still be the General Manager for the next event in Bangkok. It is the intention of the Board to appoint a new General Manager to succeed him and that hopefully either he or she will be in Bangkok for the next show so as to be introduced to the industry.


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26/06/2015: Loading bulk solids with explosive characteristics


by Henrik Frandsen, General Sales Manager, Cimbria

First published in Milling and Grain, April 2015

Cimbria Bulk Equipment has serviced the dry bulk industry for decades, focusing on the loading and conveying of all kinds of industrial bulk goods. The company has therefore gained a vast experience within industrial bulk handling. This experience is constantly being put to use in developing new solutions, which meet the demands of authorities and users for functionality, quality and environment friendly operation. The solutions have been developed on the basis of a product range consisting of various types of loading chutes for open and closed loading of dry bulk materials into e.g. trucks, rail wagons, containers, ships and for stockpiling. The loading chutes are sold under the brand name Moduflex.

The company has an experienced, highly qualified workforce, its own development and construction department and modern production facilities that enable it to construct and manufacture all of the solutions in accordance with the individual requirements of each client. The loading chutes can be designed to solve all kinds of loading tasks and manufactured either as straightforward single equipment or complete systems for large corporate projects.
However, Cimbria Bulk Equipment is not only recognised as a dependable supplier of various transport equipment, the company has also managed to distinguish themselves by being acknowledged problem solvers with the ability to create innovative solutions where particular customer requirements are taken in account.

Membership of the Cimbria Group of Companies means that Cimbria Bulk Equipment can draw on the expertise of the other group members and provide complete solutions for the clients. 

Handling explosive products
Dust is an important issue when handling various bulk solids such as grain, paper, plastics, sugar, wood or other organic material, as it is the cause of many accidents in the work place. Not only because of the dangerous effects on the human body working in a dust laden area can have, but also more so because the storing and handling of these products always contains a high explosion risk that might cause destruction of buildings and production equipment and in worse case scenarios - loss of human life. However, in recent years, the increased focus on dust emission with the implementation of the ATEX directive has proven to have a preventative effect. 

The correct design of transport equipment with regards to limiting the dust emissions is particularly important. The demands for explosion proof equipment imply that all supplied mechanical parts and electrical components are specially constructed for application in equipment installed in high explosive risk areas. All precautions taken endeavour to create a safe working environment. Beyond the direct improvement of the working environment by bringing down the amount of airborne dust, bringing down the amount of airborne dust furthermore reduces the risk of creating an explosive atmosphere outside of the transport equipment.


Meeting ATEX demands
Through the years, Cimbria Bulk Equipment has gained a great deal of experience when it comes to supplying loading and conveying equipment in compliance with all international regulations. The company has a standard working policy to insure that the supplied equipment is in compliance with the rules laid down in the ATEX-directive. Not only are the assembled parts scrutinised, but also the complete working unit where all factors including the build-up of static electricity and surface temperatures are taken into consideration.

Key words in connection with ATEX related equipment is approval, marking and documentation, where the manufacturer’s declaration plays a key role.

As part of the approval of the Cimbria Moduflex loading chutes, is the compilation of a comprehensive technical dossier, which contains considerations concerning health and safety aspects relevant to the loading chutes in relation to the ATEX-directive.

Supply of solution for loading grain product into ships
Due to the factors mentioned above, Cimbria Bulk Equipment has already supplied several Moduflex loading chutes manufactured for plants where dust control, hygiene and compliance with the ATEX-directive are absolute pre-requisite for the delivery. Cimbria Moduflex’s partner in Lithuania, Firma Liucija, has most recently placed an order for a Moduflex loading chute of the type V650F for loading grain into ships. The loading chute is capable of loading up to 1200 m3/h. Due to the nature of the product the loading chute is provided with explosion proof components in accordance with the ATEX directives. The chutes are equipped with 36 chute modules with antistatic strips that give the chute an extended length of approx. 25,000 mm.

To ensure dust-free outloading into ships, the chute outlet is equipped with a heavy duty dust-skirt in order to encapsulate the dust arising when the product is falling onto the peak of the product pile during the loading process. Two rotating indicators, placed in the chute outlet, signal automatically hoisting of the loading chute as the loading proceeds.

The chute is equipped with a cardan joint i.e. a conveying boom with the ability to pivot up and down in conjunction with the loading scenario. The cardan joint is designed for an operational movement between – 20 and +20° and a parking angle of 20°. The purpose of the cardan joint is to keep the loading chute in a vertical position at all times. This can both be in the loading situation, where, due to various ship sizes or due to large differences in tidal water, there is a need for different heights of the loading chute position. But it is also required in the parking situation. It is clearly necessary to keep the loading chute in a vertical position during loading to enable the correct flow of the product, and to keep the wear factor on the inlet and guide cones of the loading chute to a minimum. Apart from this, without the cardan joint there would be an increased load on one or two of the wires, too, which could eventually result in damage to the chute.

The order follows a series of orders for Moduflex ship and stockpiling loading chutes all designed to meet heavy-duty requirements in terms of capacity and durability.

Loading solution for flour, Valsemoellen, Denmark
The Danish company Valsemoellen A/S is a member of Abdon Mills, a family-owned Scandinavian mill group, with 600 employees worldwide. Valsemoellen produces grain and flour products for industry, catering, bakeries and retail. The Valsemoellen in Koege, Denmark, grinds grain 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, which means that good, reliable machinery is required. As a result, Cimbria has delivered and installed a new plant for reception of grain.
The new plant includes chain conveyors, bucket elevators, baffle plate weigher, sampler, magnetic separator, Delta cleaner and new pipework with a capacity of 100 t/h.

The plant in Køge grinds wheat and rye in particular, but also other types of grain and species such as white wheat and spelt are processed.
In connection with the installation of the new equipment for grain reception, the company has taken the opportunity to replace 3 existing loading chutes with newer models, i.e. 3 Moduflex type S300TSMJ loading chutes replacing Moduflex loading chutes from 1992.

The Moduflex loading chutes are manufactured in accordance with EU regulation no. 1935/04, and thus meet all requirements concerning contact with foodstuffs.
Cimbria Bulk Equipment supplies dust-free chute systems through a network of agents in more than 30 countries around the world. Further information on Cimbria Bulk Equipment and the Cimbria Group of companies can be obtained by accessing www.cimbria.com or contacting the company at moduflex@cimbria.com.

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Nabim profile


Nabim is the representative organisation for the UK flour millers and represents virtually 100 percent of the industry, which uses around 5.7 million tonnes of wheat a year to produce 4.5 million tonnes of flour.

nabim works closely with plant breeders, farmer organisations, agronomists, levy boards, research communities, grain merchants, bakers, government departments and others on a broad range of issues including wheat breeding and agronomy; food safety; training and health and safety; environmental matters; competitiveness and trade matters.

The site aims to give an overview of the milling process and raw materials; key information on pertinent issues to the industry; up-to-date statistics; information on joining our world class distance learning programme (correspondence courses); as well as links to our curriculum linked school resources.

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26/06/2015: VIV Russia 2015 reflects the ambition of Russia’s animal production

VIV Russia 2015 was held from May 19 - 21 in the Moscow Crocus Expo Exhibition Centre. The exhibition successfully showcased products and services in poultry-, pig, fish- and livestock farming, presented by over 304 companies from 25 countries. In addition to the individual stands, national pavilions from China, France, the Netherlands, South Korea, and the USA were present at the exhibition. On the Monday preceding the show the 1st VIV International Russia Summit took place in the Lotte Hotel in Moscow.

VIV Worldwide project manager Ruwan Berculo positively reviews this year’s edition, based on the feedback of exhibitors and visitors: 

“Our objective was that VIV Russia would help respond constructively and positively to the challenging conditions in Russia’s industry. Fact is that the event reflected both the resilience and the ambition of Russia’s animal production market to move forward – despite, or maybe even because of - the current market circumstances.” 
Image: Vvillamon
As far exhibitors are concerned, key suppliers from all segments in the feed to meat chain were represented. 

“Their solid commitment to their Russian customers and the industry was rewarded and appreciated by the visitors, who rated the show with an 8.1 on a scale of 1 – 10,” says Mr Berculo. 

Visitors’ origin related to animal species were as follows: 40 percent poultry broilers, 21 percent poultry layers, 16 percent pigs, 8 percent cattle and calves, 7 percent dairy cows.

VIV International Russia Summit

The combination of the trade fair and a parallel program has again been extended compared to the previous edition. 

Mr Berculo: “This year, we did not only present an extensive number of conferences and sessions during the exhibition but we also organized a topical summit on the Monday preceding the show. On May 18, the first edition of the VIV International Russia Summit took place in the Lotte Hotel in Moscow. 

“We invited industry leaders to attend the –either Russian-language or simultaneously translated- program sessions.” 

In the Plenary Session, the audience received valuable insights on new industry trends, specified in an outlook on the animal protein market, long-term global strategic changes and expectations for the industry in Russia. Parallel sessions zoomed in on animal health (MSD Animal Health), animal nutrition (DuPont, Koudijs Mkorma and Kemin), Feeding/Breeding (Cargill-Provimi, Cobb, HatchTech and Vencomatic Group), breeding & incubation (Hubbard, Pas Reform Hatchery Technologies and Jansen Poultry Equipment), IT in meat processing (Plaut), pork production (Big Dutchman GmbH, Osborne and Roxell) and climate control (Fancom). 
Tom Verleyen, Marketing Director Animal Nutrition and Health EMEA with Kemin: “We were pleased with the interest in our presentation and networking opportunities during the VIV International Russia Summit. Participating in VIV Russia has been a good opportunity to confirm our visibility in the Russian market. It is an important platform for maintaining relationships with our customers.” 

Patrick van Trijp is Cobb Europe’s Area Manager for Russia and Sweden.

“The first VIV International Russia Summit on the preceding Monday was a good initiative; presentation were professional. In terms of attendance I think it has to grow. Good ideas and visions have been exchanged. I think it has been useful and constructive to hear different views on certain subjects.”
Anniversary celebrations
On the final exhibition day there was an Awards ceremony for the participants and companies that celebrated their anniversaries in 2015, such as VIC Group (25 years), Koudijs MKorma (20 years), Danlen (20 years), and in connection with the anniversary of presence and success in the Russian market: Marel Stork Poultry Processing (50 years), Pas Reform Hatchery Technologies (10 years) and Aviagen (5 years).  

Director Sales and Marketing Marel Stork, Arie Tulp says: “VIV Russia 2015 offered us the perfect opportunity to celebrate our 50th anniversary of successful business in Russia, honored by a highly appreciated award. We’re also very proud of the award for the innovative SmartWeigher. Looking back and looking forward to the next 50 years, we can state that poultry processing continues to be one of most dynamic sectors in the Russian food industry, with excellent potential to grow.” 
Art in the Moscow Metro (Image: Rob)
Pas Reform Russia’s directors Wim Schaafsma and Anna Kolygina: “Our company had the pleasure to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our office in Russia. A lot of customers who, over the years, not only became our valued business partners but also dear friends, came to congratulate us at our stand. Also a lot of our fellow branch colleagues took part in our small party where we had a good chance to catch up. It was great to experience so much interest in and appreciation for our company. We are looking forward to the next 10 years to come."

Exhibitor reviews
VIV Russia 2015 proved to be a great success for HatchTech, according to Oleg Leonov: 

“In the dynamic Russian market there is the need for a strong platform where poultry professionals meet and exchange their views and innovations in order to build and strengthen their relations. For us, VIV Russia 2015 was exactly that platform. We have created large interest for HatchCare and HatchBrood - the hatcher with light, feed and water.  This interest is mainly driven by the strong demand in the market for reduced use of antibiotics and improved animal welfare, while increasing the bottom line results. VIV Russia brought together this demand and our innovative solution.” 

Andrei Telyakov, director of Awila Anlagenbau GmbH in CIS countries and Baltic States, confirms that VIV Russia has been a fruitful exhibition for his company. 

“It is a very positive experience, generating business for years to come." 

Cobb’s Patrick van Trijp: “Our stand was well-attended with both existing and potential customers. It struck me that the poultry sector still shows the ambition to grow, both in organic growth and new projects. The attitude of the Russian poultry industry is certainly positive!” 

Russian- and international exhibitors rated their overall satisfaction with the show respectively at 7.4 and 6.5 on a scale from 1 to 10. The exhibition was visited by 6433 industry professionals.

Russian Poultry Union
The 50th anniversary of the Russia’s poultry industry was celebrated on May 21 in a meeting of the Russia Poultry Union. Vladimir Fisinin, President of the Russian Poultry Union, addressed achievements, problems and solutions experienced by the industry. The meeting was attended by a top quality audience of people from the Russian poultry sector. Special guests was Mr Valery Gayevsky, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation. 

Official greetings to the Russian Poultry Union on the occasion of the anniversary came from the Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Chairwoman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Valentina Matviyenko, and the Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Alexander Tkachev.

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26/06/2015: New Hamex Hammer Mill performs even better than expected

Dinnissen’s new hammer mill is extremely reliable and delivers 20 percent higher capacity in combination with improved product quality

Dinnissen Process Technology specialises in the development and production of process technologies for the feed, food, pharma and chemical industries. Dinnissen offers a wide range of crushers, hammer mills, roller mills, and knife mills for grinding, crushing and micronising various ingredients. A year and a half ago, Dinnissen introduced its newest Hamex hammer mill to the market, which is equipped with increased screen surface, extra large grinding panels, and an automatic screen changer. This innovative combination delivers increased grinding capacity, less downtime, and greater flexibility. Dinnissen had the performance of its newest hammer mill measured over a period of one year, during which time 25,000 client batches were analysed. The results of this study made it clear that Dinnissen’s newest hammer mill performs even better than expected. The new Hamex hammer mill turns out to be extremely reliable and delivers 20 percent higher capacity in combination with a very homogeneous and product as well as reduced waste flows.


New screen panels, grinding panels, and hammers increase capacity by 20 percent
Dinnissen’s newest hammer mill is equipped with a completely new design for housing the screen panels inside the crushing chamber, thereby increasing the screening surface and automatically increasing screening capacity. The same applies to the grinding panels in the hammer mill, the surface of which is also increased thanks to an ingenious design, so that the capacity of the hammer mill is also increased. The way in which the hammers are fitted into the hammer mill actually increases the contact surface between the hammers and the grinding rotor, an innovation which also increases production capacity. The study performed (of carried out) by Dinnissen makes it clear that the new Hamex hammer mill actually has a 20 percent higher production capacity whereas power consumption has remained the same, a result which far exceeds the original expectations.
Zero malfunctions helps minimise downtime
The new Dinnissen hammer mill has a very robust design and operates at a maximum of 1800 RPM. As a result, the installation is much less sensitive to vibrations and malfunctions. The study carried out at various clients confirmed this and made it clear that the new Hamex hammer mill actually does minimise vibrations and noise. This is not only favourable for the operator but also has a positive impact on wear and tear and maintenance of the grinding installation. After one year of operation, the new Hamex hammer mill had not suffered from a single malfunction, a result which was again better than expected. So the study concluded that Dinnissen’s new hammer mill is extremely reliable and also requires less maintenance.

Significant reduction in maintenance as screens and hammers last three times as long
In its newest hammer mill, Dinnissen has improved the inflow of ingredients by integrating rock traps and magnets into the design. This innovation prevents damage to the screens from iron particles or hard objects and turns out to be very effective. In the course of a year, it became clear that the screens had never once suffered any damage, and the lifetime of the screens was extended by a factor of 300 percent. The new design of the hammers also had a positive impact on hammer wear, as the usable lifetime of the hammers was tripled. In the new Hamex hammer mill, the screen chamber holder is also equipped with an extra-wide and automatic screen opening. This facility creates extra opportunities for carrying out maintenance and replacing screens. As a result, the periods of downtime for the installation are much less frequent and also shorter. And finally, the automatic screen changer can remove and store the entire screen set within 40 seconds, carried out by the operated from his safe location, the operator room.

Less waste and a much better and more homogeneous end result
Dinnissen also had a study carried out into the quality and homogeneity of the ground products. The study made it clear that the new Hamex hammer mill not only delivers a more homogeneous end product per batch but that the homogeneousness of the end products remains much more consistent over time. The innovative design used by Dinnissen to integrate the hammers into the grinding rotor minimises wear and tear and delivers more homogeneously ground products. The same holds true for the usable lifetime of the screen panels. Finally, Dinnissen improved the design of the screen holder with the aim of minimising the loss of product to other areas of the production process. This minimises waste and prevents damage to the screen panels.

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