June 28, 2018

29/06/2018: AFIA honours two nutrition award winners

The American Feed Industry Association honoured two individuals in the animal science field at the American Dairy Science Association annual meeting in Knoxville, Tenn., June 25.

Ian J. Lean, Ph.D., of Scibus received the AFIA-ADSA Nutrition Research Award, and Ronald L. Horst, Ph.D., of Heartland Assays received the AFIA and Federation of Animal Science Societies New Frontiers in Animal Nutrition Award.
 


“These awards recognise leaders who have provided significant contributions in animal science and nutrition,” said Paul Davis, Ph.D., AFIA’s director of quality, animal food safety and education. “Drs Lean and Horst have dedicated their careers to dairy science research, and they are both well-deserving of these awards.” Ryan Ordway of Balchem presented both awards.



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29/06/2018: Mühlenchemie holds a conference for West Africa’s flour producers

Mühlenchemie had issued an invitation to a family meeting of the West African milling industry in Ghana in April 2018.

The objective of this Mühlenchemie symposium – the fourth of its kind in Accra – was an intensive transfer of know-how between all the important players in the industry. Over 120 participants from mills, suppliers, governments and NGOs met for two days of networking in Ghana’s capital.
  
Mühlenchemie had issued an invitation to a family meeting of the West African milling industry in  Accra. Over 120 participants from mills, suppliers, governments and NGOs met for two days of networking in Ghana’s capital.
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The Mühlenchemie symposium “Understanding Flour” was directed towards mills in the French-speaking states of West Africa. The millers discussed topics of current importance to the flour industry together with manufacturers of laboratory equipment, mill builders, wheat traders and health experts from governments and NGOs. Experts from Mühlenchemie gave further stimulus in the form of information on the latest developments in the use of enzymes in the production of flour and pasta.

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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.

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June 27, 2018

28/06/2018: IAOM conference and expo 2018

by Darren Parris, Group President, Milling and Grain

Another year and the Milling family of North America came together in Atlanta Georgia for the 122nd Annual IAOM Conference and Expo.

Every year the show just get bigger and better and in reality is no longer just a North American show. Whilst IAOM is doing an excellent job in growing both tangibly and the awareness of all of the global chapters of IAOM, the North American event is steadily turning into a significant global event attracting both exhibitors and visitors from many countries around the globe.
 

Offering something for every miller IAOM in 2018 offered the opportunity for professional development with four educational tracks happening simultaneously on the Wednesday and two on the Thursday. High on the agenda for the current president Stephen Doyle was the opportunity to listen to the presentation from the keynote speaker for the Centre for Disease Control and the prevention of foodborne illness outbreaks.

Along with the many high-profile visitors of IAOM we welcomed Günes Ulesoy the Chairman of the Turkish Flour federation who made time in his busy schedule to come and support all the Turkish exhibitors as well as the flour industry as a whole. Check out what he had to say when I managed to sit down with him at the show in a future feature.

As well as the inspiring talks at the conference we were also privileged to have the opportunity to watch the innovative product showcased hosted on each of the individual booths.

Fawema spoke about the new generation of packaging machines where they highlighted the latest incarnation of the FA217, Fawema’s small retail packer one-10 pounds, which delivers even more benefits to the customer.

With its ultra-hygienic, easy to clean design and fast change over time, this machine has been built with the future in mind. Additional heat sealing bars allow the customer to seal both paper and plastic bags, giving customers the ability to pack value added products as well as traditional flour mixes on just one line.

Haver & Boecker spoke about the HAVER SEAL technology prevents material loss as an inflatable sleeve in a specifically designed filling spout inflates during the filling process. After dust free filling, the bag is carefully extracted from the spout and the specially designed bag valve is welded shut by an ultrasonic sealing system. Most producers will likely see a payback on their new SEAL technology in less than 12 months.


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4B Braime Components 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.

Their electronics division specialises in level controls, intelligent sensors and safety control systems for bucket elevators and conveyors. 4B components prevent costly downtime and minimise 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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June 25, 2018

26/06/2018: Roundtable On Responsible Soy announces the roll-out of three new production & supply chain certification models

Products aim to foster the transition towards better and more sustainable sourcing

The Round Table on Responsible Soy Association (RTRS) - the internationally recognised organisation promoting the responsible production, trading and use of soy – is to announced the approval of three new production & supply chain certification models during its twelfth General Assembly being in Lille, France, the 31st May.
 
Soybean field
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These new models – involving RTRS non-Paraquat and non-GMO credits as well as a new Mass Balance option - will be launched between July 2018 and April 2019. The models form part of RTRS’s ongoing ‘commitment to continuous improvement’ that involves offering options to the market that cater for existing demands.

The launch of the new models is to be rolled out in a staggered approach in order to provide further tools for the responsible soy market and help facilitate conditions that increase the size and impact of sustainable soy on a global basis. RTRS expects a significant uptake of the new products over the next few years as the market take new steps to achieve further responsible food chain transparency.


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26/06/2018: Another one bites the dust

by Mark Wild Fawema Engelskirchen, Germany.

After lengthy technical research conducted in conjunction with strategic industry partners, Fawema from Germany is delighted to report that the they have successfully installed and commissioned their first flour packing machinery for one kg retail flour packs, which now delivers Dust-Tight Paper Bag Packaging.

For many years, one of the main challenges for millers has been in trying to eliminate occasional flour dust spillage from conventional paper bags.
 

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With this challenge in mind, Fawema began the process to “fight …… and bite” into the problem of dust emission with the objective of being able to offer new technology which was both simple to implement and cost-effective for the flour miller.

Retailers in particular have been demanding improvements in the way that food products, and especially powdery food products such as flour and associated products are packed and delivered to them. Flour dust residue on supermarket shelves is a problem which they are naturally keen to avoid. Not only was the hygiene question of dust an issue but also the vitally important aspect of food security and the requirement to have tamper-proof products.

Cost-effectiveness was the key element in the project: if the initiative was to be of interest from the millers´ point of view, then it had to be a cost-effective solution for them.

The message coming from the market was loud and clear; the industry needed innovation both on the packing machinery, but also on the packaging materials i.e. the ready-made paper bags which the vast majority of mills utilise for packing retail flour destined for supermarkets, grocery stores etc.

In order to achieve a workable solution, Fawema appreciated the need to talk in technical detail with leading paper converters (individual companies around the world who purchase paper in bulk and then convert it into the finished, printed paper bags), which are then filled and closed automatically on the Fawema equipment.

It was clear that the expertise of the bag makers, in their particular geographical areas of the world, would need to be “married” with the expertise of Fawema as manufacturers of the packing machinery, in order to achieve a system that had perfect functionality and compatibility, while at the same time ensuring that the new type of dust-tight sealable paper bags were locally available from regular bag suppliers thus guaranteeing rapid delivery, easy replenishment and avoiding costly long-distance shipments and high importation levies. Furthermore, the new sealable paper bags had to be able to work on either new or existing Fawema flour packing machinery with a system that was economically viable, and which ensured that the production output speed of the packing line was not unduly affected.


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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. 


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June 24, 2018

25/06/2018: Foodpack Tanzania 2018

Foodpack Tanzania 2018 International Trade Show on Food & Processing, Drink Tech & Packaging etc. The exhibition will be held in Conjunction with Trade Africa 2018, from 7-9 September 2018, at Mlimani Conference Centre, Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania.
 


Foodpack Tanzania 2018 provides a unique opportunity to expand your brand in one of the most astonishing business destinations in Asia. The Exhibition attracts exhibitors from around 15 countries.

Foodpack Tanzania attracts potential visitors from Tanzania and its surrounding countries. Last year the exhibition attracted visitors from Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Egypt, Iran, India and South Africa.

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25/06/18: Square bin storage – Supplying the feed and food industry

by Cimbria A/S, Denmark

Once again Cimbria had a busy year with many interesting square silo installations around the world. Also, on the Scandinavian market, there has been increased activities and enterprise, and Cimbria has supplied a number of square silo constructions for the feed and food industry.
  
 


Silo facilities for fish feed at Cargill, Norway
At the EWOS fish feed factory at Bergeneset in Norway, which now belongs to Cargill, Cimbria supplied an installation of a new bulk silo for fish feed pellets. The site is situated in the very north of Norway, close to Tromsø in the town of Bergneset, where EWOS has one of its three produc¬tion locations for fish feed in Norway.

The plant consists of a square silo system with 27 silo cells. The silo has been raised with a steel deck being mounted at a height of approximately six m. below the deck, there is a flat storage area for storing big-bags.

As the silo is designed for storage of fish feed pellets, the importance of gentle handling of the product has very high priority. After the feed pellets leave the production department, they are sifted on two sieves mounted in a tower above the silo. After the sieves, there are buffer bins and the pellets are transported from here to the storage bins by means of an X-Y robot-car moving along and across the silo deck on specially designed rails. Underneath the silo deck, reception bins with the same volume as the moving car are installed, thus enabling the bins to be emptied very fast. Emptying of the silo takes place by means of belt conveyors connected to the existing conveyor system running to the quay for loading onto ships.

As the silo is installed so close to the sea, the silo walls and decks are manufactured as hot-dip galvanised in order to provide as much protection for the steel as possible.

The parts for both the Marine Harvest and Cargill orders were delivered directly to the sites by ship from the port in Thisted.


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Myande company profile




Myande is an internationally recognised company providing technology and complete plants for oils and fats, starch and derivatives, fermentation and drying and evaporation industries.

More than 200 complete plants have been supplied under the Myande’s name in around 60 different countries. As a leading supplier of equipment and engineering services, Myande has achieved world-wide recognition for its highly professional technical team, world-advanced manufacturing facility, sophisticated quality assurance system, and customer-oriented services.

Myande’s commitment is to provide its clients with safer, more reliable, and more environmental-friendly processing equipment and engineering services. Focusing on creating maximum customer and social values, Myande aims to grow into a respectable world-wide leading enterprise in its well-defined business sectors.

Myande, full of passion, aimed focusing on precision, and marked for integrity.


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June 22, 2018

22/06/2018: VIV Europe final day

The VIV Europe grand opening conference on day two was a great success and inspiration. Gordon Butland, Director G&C Agri Consultant and Chairman of the Conference, introduced three speakers with valuable presentations about the future of our industry. 

 Disruptive technologies in Agrifood
 Aidan Connolly, Chief Innovation Officer & Vice President Corporate Accounts at Alltech, spoke about the big evolution in technologies, the feed landscape is changing with regards to safety, transparency, sustainability, government regulation and prosumers. He showed the audience how new technologies can and will be used in the feed landscape. The crop side is 10 years ahead of livestock farming, Aidan Connolly points out. Nine technologies have the power to transform Agriculture: Robots, drones, sensors, 3D printing, blockchain, augmented reality, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and, in the centre of all this, the Internet of Things. But how do you choose what technologies to use? Aidan Connolly's advice: Compare costs vs benefits, understand the ancillary costs and understand if the technology will be long lasting. He concludes that the nature of innovation has changed and that technology may come from smaller new-tech companies, not just the big ones. These smaller tech companies, however have to be guided with knowledge of agriculture. 

 Personality awards
 At the grand opening conference on Thursday June 21, 2018, Positive Action Publications announced the winners of the personality awards 2018. The International Hatchery Practice - VIV Europe Breeder Personality Award goes to HatchTech's founder Tjitze Meta. He received this award for his pioneering work on breeding, chick transportation and brooding since he started his company 20 years ago. He helped many PhD students with industrial placement in his company and is never happier than the moment he can talk about incubation with customers, student or the media.

 The International Poultry Production - VIV Europe Poultry Personality Award 2018 goes to Theo Hoen. He received this award for his work as CEO of Stork and later Marel, leading the launch and further development of the Nuova System and the Revoproportioner. In 2013 he became CEO of Vencomatic where for formed foundations for the next generation of the family owning the company. He was also a strong initiator of the Big Challenge, a charity initiative for cancer research.

 The International Pig Topics - VIV Europe Pig Personality Award 2018 goes to Alex Eggen. He received this award for his almost 30- year career at Intervet. Whether it was in the Dutch pig industry or up country in Thailand or China, he was always happy to share his knowledge with veterinarians and pig farmers. After his retirement he continued his willingness to share his wisdom and expertise when he accepted a leading role in the European Symposium for Porcine Health Management. 

 The VIV worldwide Lifetime Award 2018 has gone to Dr Pearse Lyons. He passed away in March 2018. Dr Lyons was well-known as the founder and President of Kentucky-based Alltech. He was widely regarded in the Agribusiness sector as an innovator and industry leader. Alltech Vice President Aidan Connolly received the award on behalf of Dr Lyons, "with regret and pride"

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June 21, 2018

22/06/2018: Bühler acquires vacuum components company in the US

Sputtering Components Inc. is now a member of the Bühler Group. Sputtering Components Inc. (SCI), a US manufacturer of precision vacuum components, will become a member of the Bühler Group. Bühler is purchasing all shares from the previous owners.
 
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Sputtering Components Inc. (SCI) will become a new member of the Bühler Group. SCI is a US provider of components and subassemblies for large-area vacuum coating systems. Post acquisition, Sputtering Components Inc as a Member of the Bühler Group, will operate as an autonomous unit of the vacuum coating business of Bühler Leybold Optics.


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22/06/2018: Challenging acquisition and takeover to become a leader in modern-day colour-sorting technology

By Roger Gilbert, Publisher, Milling and Grain

When you are successful, others would like to share your success.

Ten years of steady growth of the Italian SEA Group, which introduced the color sorting in the Italian market in 1970, led to expect more and more ambitious results from themselves.

Today, under the Cimbria brand, this Italian company’s desire to lead the industry in this development remains undaunted and finds itself teamed-up with a major international grain handling and storage company.
 


Milling and Grain stopped -off in Imola, Italy in mid-April to meet Michela Pelliconi, the export sales director for Cimbria SEA, which is now part of the American AGCO Group.

Ms Pelliconi joined the company in 1985 when it was SEA Italy, and since then has helped to continue its remarkable growth in the development of electronic colour sorters which the company has remained loyal to since the inception and its first machine in 1970.

Although the Cimbria mechanical cleaning technology was well-known in Italy since many years, it was not until 2012 that it recognised that the SEA Group offered the ‘missing link’ of colour sorting technology in its grain and seed handling profile.

From the small Danish village of Sundby Thy and under the guidance of the three Olesen brothers 71 years ago, Cimbria had grown into a group consisting of more than 900 employees, with offices, dealers and agents throughout the world. Today, Cimbria remains a one-stop-shop and one of the world’s leading suppliers of drying, conveying, storage, sorting and seed processing technology.

However, like SEA, Cimbria’s success had not gone unnoticed and shareholding and acquisition has been a part of its growth and activity since 2007 – which included entities such as EQT, AXCEL and Silverfleet - and culminated in 2016 when it was acquired by the large American ACGO Group.

AGCO itself is a global leader focused on the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery. AGCO products are sold through five core brands, Massey Ferguson, Challenger, Fendt, Valtra, and GSI. The later operating in the same business sector as Cimbria. Going forward it is easy to see that Cimbria and GSI make a perfect match to challenge the world’s biggest and most technologically advanced supplier of products and systems for grain storage and seed processing industry.

With 20 production facilities on five continents and local sales representatives worldwide, AGCO has an unmatched global footprint and global reach.


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Van Aarsen company profile



Van Aarsen has become a household name worldwide for machinery and turnkey projects for animal feed technology, both for commercial feed producers and for vertically-integrated businesses. 

Quality is of the utmost importance in both sectors of the industry and innovations in feed production are therefore of great interest. 

Thanks to their extensive experience, engineers and technicians are always able to offer tailor-made solutions.

Visit the company website, HERE.
 

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June 20, 2018

21/06/2018: HQ Equita acquires the leading FAWEMA and HDG to establish The Packaging Group

HQ Equita has signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake in the Steindl Group, which consists of the leading packaging machine manufacturers FAWEMA GmbH ("FAWEMA") and HDG Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH ("HDG"). These companies together will now operate as The Packaging Group.
 


The Steindl Group's previous Managing Partner, Peter Steindl, who acquired FAWEMA in 2006 and HDG in 2011, will continue to hold a significant stake in the newly founded TPG Holding GmbH and will play a central role in its operations. Friedbert Klefenz, former CEO of Bosch Packaging, will complete TPG's Advisory Board as a competent industry expert. Mr Klefenz invests in TPG Holding along with the company's further management. In addition, Markus Hüllmann, former board member of GEA Group AG, will enhance the Advisory Board.


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21/06/2018: Meeting of the International Grains Council and IGC Grains Conference, London

Members of the International Grains Council (IGC) convened for the 47th Council Session in London, on 18 June 2018. The meeting was chaired by Ms Silke Boger, Head of Unit, DG Agriculture and Rural Development (Arable crops and olive oil), European Commission.
 


The Council’s latest Grain Market Report (GMR488, 24 May 2018) formed the basis for discussions on the outlook for grains, rice and oilseeds. Total grains (wheat and coarse grains) production in 2018/19 was predicted to fall and with opening stocks seen lower, overall supplies were set to contract to a three-year low . Due to tightening in the major exporters and China, world carryover stocks were projected to decline for a second successive year, to a four-season low. For a sixth year in a row, global trade was projected to rise to a new peak, led by strong gains in maize shipments. Ahead of its next scheduled update (GMR489, 2 July 2018), the Council acknowledged downside risks to crop projections for parts of the Black Sea region and Europe.


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21/06/2018: Robert Cooper joins IFEEDER as Executive Director

The Institute for Feed Education and Research is pleased to announce the addition of Robert Cooper as its executive director, effective June 18. 

 
Robert Cooper
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IFEEDER, the American Feed Industry Association’s public charity, focuses on research and education to support the feed industry.

Mr Cooper will provide leadership for IFEEDER in crafting and implementing the overall strategic direction for the institute. He will develop and manage fundraising and donor stewardship programs and maintain relationships with current and future donors. He will also work closely with IFEEDER’s Board of Trustees and other committees to carry out key research and education projects and with AFIA’s communications team to share the institute’s mission and message in various communications to both donors and the public.


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21/06/2018: Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients & Unicorn Grain Specialties to exhibit at IBA bakery fair

15th - 20th September 2018 Munich, Germany. Meet Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients & Unicorn Grain Specialties at Hall A4 stand 451.
 


Five solutions will be highlighted during this show
• Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients & Unicorn Grain Specialties join forces to offer a wider offer for clean label bakery
• Cereclean, a new clean label preservative for bakery products, to preserve bread as before!
• A new range of organic bread improvers in the Bricks offer
• Toasted buckwheat, the natural benefits of the Kasha!
• Bricks, the bread improvers customised for all your bakery products


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21/06/2018: The dangers of dust explosions in flour mills

by Dave Link, Technical Sales Manager, United States

Dust explosions in the grain and milling industries usually start inside process equipment such as mills, dryers, mixers, classifiers, conveyors, and storage silos and hoppers. Dust explosions can cause catastrophic loss of life, injuries and destruction of facilities and assets.
 


There have been many serious incidents dating back to 1878 the Washburn ‘A’ Mill, then the largest flour mill in the US, exploded. The blast claimed 18 lives and destroyed a large amount of the surrounding area. More recently, on February 7, 2008 a sugar dust explosion and subsequent fire at a sugar refinery in Georgia caused 14 deaths and left many workers seriously injured. These incidents are all preventable.

For any given dust type the ease with which dust ignites and the rates with which they burn, vary considerably with factors. The key factors include the primary particle size distribution of the dust, the dust concentration distribution in the cloud, and the cloud turbulence. Two of these factors are entirely dependent on the actual process in which the dust cloud is generated and sustained. This article will give a basic background on dust, factors on the explosion and potential ignition sources. And finally, ways to prevent accidental dust explosions including measures such as explosion isolation that can stop a more serious event from occurring.

The 1878 explosion led to reforms in the milling industry to reduce dust in the air during milling and to improve housekeeping. Sanitation and cleanliness became a battle cry, and more attentiveness to the issue began. Part of the problem early on was the ubiquitous open conveying systems that allowed dust to spread all over the mill. Bucket, screw, and drag systems were the typical mechanical devices available until pneumatics came along, and while many mechanical systems are still in use today, the dust they generate is being contained and collected by modern dust control systems.


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Bentall Rowlands company profile

  



Bentall Rowlands is a leading UK manufacturer of galvanised steel silos. Their range includes flat bottom silos, hopper bottom silos, square bins and grain conditioning equipment, providing complete storage and processing equipment solutions for both the agricultural and industrial markets in the UK and Worldwide.

Bentall Rowlands was established in the early 19th century. The company can trace its origins back to the industrial and agricultural revolutions that sent waves of influence around the world. From then to the present day Bentall Rowlands has evolved throughout the years to become an innovative and successful company in the manufacture of turnkey storage installations, bulk storage handling and processing equipment for agricultural and industrial markets.

With over 200 years of experience their reputation for providing world class products and service is widely recognised. They are continuously developing their knowledge and product ranges to meet the increasing market demand.

Bentall Rowlands Storage Systems Limited manufactures the right quality of product to produce the efficiency savings required to justify the investment.

Their engineering and technical expertise combined with continued focus on customer satisfaction places them in a strong position to capitalise on the expanding market.

They have the capabilities to design, manufacture, supply and install storage systems from their extensive range of products. These capabilities provide a comprehensive end to end solution which can be designed to your specific requirements.

Due to the increasing demand for water storage, Bentall Rowlands also manufactures a wide range of galvanised steel water tanks for a wide range of agricultural and industrial purposes.

According to their website: “Our intention to remain at the forefront of this business sector has already been established, with key preferred supplier status being achieved with major companies throughout the world.”


Read more HERE.
 

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20/06/2018: VIV Pet Extrusion conference on tomorrow!

VIV Pet Extrusion 2018 will be on tomorrow! Come along to see a host of great speakers!

Register for the event, HERE, tickets will also be sold at the door.




Focus on health and wellness is a major driver of pet treats using functional and other ingredients promising benefits, clean label movement, limited ingredients, safety concerns, natural pet food, grain free, high meat and novel protein. Pet food and treats are growing rapidly all over the world due to the sharp rise in pet humanization and with increasing disposable income. Top 10 largest pet food global markets are USA, Brazil. Japan, France, UK, Germany, Italy, Russia, Canada and Australia.

According to one report, U.S. pet food market was valued at over USD 24.60 billion in 2016, is expected to reach above USD 30.01 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of slightly above 3.36% between 2017 and 2022, and global pet care market sale was reached US $110 billion in 2017. According to Mintel, sales of pet treats have outpaced both dog and cat food over the last five years. New trends regarding using a fresh and unique meat in pet food and treats is getting very popular with consumer.

Processing the best-quality pet foods and treats not only relies on a nutritionally sound formula, but it must be processed in an efficient, safe and productive way. That is why choosing the right extruder for pet food and treats is very important. Extrusion of pet food is an art and science, which require knowledge about raw material, hardware and processing requirements. There are different options available to pet food companies to use either single or twin-screw extruder with very special die design like, multi-color and multi-shape die.

There are several options to add on special tools on the exiting extrusion system to facilitate the processing of pet food and treats. In this pet food and treat conference speakers will talk about pet food and treat trends, extrusion of pet food and treats with single and twin screw extruder; advanced single screw extrusion for companion animal food, specialty, treats, and supplements; extruded pet food quality management; relations between technology and extruded pet food quality and pet food quality optimization and palatability.

The program


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June 19, 2018

20/06/2018: Brabender Marketplace, exchange of used laboratory equipment

The Brabender Marketplace provides buyers and sellers of used laboratory equipment with a central trading platform

Are you looking for an inexpensive, durable laboratory measuring device? Or do you wish to sell a used, premium quality piece of equipment? If so, the Brabender Marketplace, which is accommodated within the Brabender website, is exactly the right place for you to go. Used but fully functional laboratory measuring devices made by Brabender and other manufacturers can be bought and sold at the Brabender Marketplace where supply meets demand.
 

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Selling in the Brabender Marketplace
Sellers can post their offers for sale conveniently and free of charge. One-off registration for the sales section is all that’s required. The data relating to the for-resale device can be entered quickly and easily. A short time later the “old” piece of equipment is listed at the Brabender Marketplace ready to be assessed. Interested buyers can get in contact with you via the platform. Brabender does not charge any intermediary’s fees. Searching for potential buyers within this special target audience could not be any easier.

Buying in the Brabender Marketplace
The Brabender Marketplace offers potential buyers of used equipment the perfect source of supply. A practical summary page gets potential buyers quickly up to speed on the offers available. If you find a suitable device, you can contact the seller direct using the form provided. Once you have successfully made contact, you can also conclude the purchase directly with the seller. You will not be charged anything for usage of or intermediation via the Brabender Marketplace. You only pay what you have agreed with the seller.

For more information, click HERE
 

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20/06/2018: Registration opens for fall online feed manufacturing course

The American Feed Industry Association has opened registration for its online feed manufacturing course, conducted in partnership with Kansas State University, August 27-September 28.

The five-week, "AFIA 500: Fundamentals of Feed Manufacturing" distance education program provides an in-depth understanding of the feed manufacturing process, while allowing participants to work at their own pace and engage in online discussions with other students and university instructors.
 


"This course teaches participants the ways they can improve facility safety and maintenance and become more efficient in feed processing," said Gary Huddleston, AFIA's director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs. "Additionally, the convenience of the online course allows employers the ability to keep their employees" skills fresh without lost staff time or the additional cost of travel."

The feed technology group in KSU's department of grain science and industry developed AFIA 500 in 2010. The course covers a variety of topics, including: the process flow from particle size reduction, to batching and mixing, conditioning and pelleting, boilers, post-pellet systems, packaging and loadout, and maintenance.

KSU is the only US University to offer a bachelor of science degree in feed manufacturing and is home to the IGP Institute. For more than 35 years, the IGP Institute has established a worldwide reputation as a centre of excellence for international programs related to flour milling and grain processing, feed manufacturing and grain quality management, and grain marketing and risk management focused on corn, grain sorghum, soybeans and wheat. The courses are taught by a diverse blend of individuals from KSU and within the feed and allied industries and provide in-depth training on all aspects related to feed manufacturing.

To date, more than 450 individuals have earned a certificate for completing this course.

Visit the course website for more information and to register by August 10.

Register for the course, HERE.

For more information visit the AFIA website, HERE.


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20/06/2018: Dust dangers: Monitoring for unexpected events

by John Korpi, Sales Director, Sintrol, Finland

Why not use perhaps one of the biggest nuisances in bulk and powder handling as a process variable?

Where there is dust, there is the problem—a visible dust cloud gives operators information that something is wrong in the process, and monitors can tell you in real time where that problem is.
 


The progress of technology in industrial bulk and powder handling has brought enormous improvement to operational efficiency and productivity. As production volumes have increased and industrial personnel staff has shrunk, threat management against dust explosions has become more challenging. Grain, sugar and other food industries are spending a lot of time, effort and money on the prevention of dust explosions.

Usually required by law, any organisation processing or handling combustible dust must perform an analysis of their dust hazards (DHA). The main focus is usually on the typical points in the process where primary explosions tend to occur such as baghouses, silos, enclosed conveyors, cyclones etc. Focusing on possible secondary explosions is extremely important since historically secondary explosions are the most fatal. Material discharge from the process is common and usually suggests an interruption in the process. Continuous real time monitoring for such interruptions is often very beneficial as another line of defence.

A rugged and reliable measuring method to help mitigate the risks of dust explosions
Sintrol manufactures high quality, low maintenance dust monitors for the detection and monitoring of dust concentrations. Historically the most common applications for Sintrol dust monitors have been inline industrial dust measurement solutions for process control, filtration leak detection and emissions monitoring.

The years of experience in high dust industrial environments and a proven measuring technology brought the development of the DUMO, a unique ambient air monitor that can withstand the high dust concentrations present in factories.

The measuring principle: When solid particles come into contact with or pass by an insulated conductive probe, they induce a charge. This charge is then amplified, filtered and converted into a signal that is proportional to the dust concentration.


Read the full article, HERE.
 

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