October 31, 2018

Do not fool yourself!

by Sven Olof Malmqvist, M4L Board of Trustees, Owner of Grytasa

Just arrived back from China and made some reflections. The cuisine they have in Eastern China, or at least in Nanjing, the capital of the Jiangsu province, is very fresh and tasty, much better than in many other places in China. The Moutai, the distilled Chinese liquor produced from fermented sorghum, can taste very different depending on the brand.

Another note in my book is the number of people, even in a remote city, is massive. When taking the high-speed train from Shanghai to Nanjing I asked someone about the population and the reply was that it is not a big city, just seven to eight million people. In Sweden we have a total number of nine million, so you understand where I am coming from!

Walking around in these cities feels quite safe even during the evening/night but one thing you have to be observe is the silent electrical vehicles suddenly turning up behind you. I ´d really like to have a couple of those at my farm, very practical ones, worked like small trucks. Another fancy one I saw, in an office, was very tiny and could be folded and carried on the train and onto other mean of transportation.

My main reason for going to China was, of course, the VIV feed show located in Nanjing with a number of exhibitors, both domestic and international. I met a whole bunch of potential suppliers of feed material and feed additive, some with old fashioned products but also some with some new innovative inventions. I had also the opportunity to visit some plants as well further inland. The good thing with these kinds of events are that you will make new contacts when you least expect it, and your network grows, which is good for the business as such.


Read the full article in the Milling and Grain magazine online, HERE.
 

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Maxi-Lift company profile


For more than 35 years, Maxi-Lift, Inc. has built superior elevator buckets by exceeding customer expectations. 

The Maxi-Lift name means unmatched service, customised solutions, engineered quality, and fast delivery. 

Their elevator buckets are in operation around the world, moving everything from aggregate to zinc, because they put the customer first.

According to Maxi-Lift, "We have a management team dedicated to serving our customers with quality products and fast delivery."


"From friendly customer service to technical support, our staff is here to serve you. Take a few minutes to meet some of our experienced and friendly staff".

Visit the website HERE
 

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October 30, 2018

4B Group opens new subsidiary in China

The 4B Group, a world-leading supplier of bucket elevator and conveyor components, has announced that it has established an official presence in China.

The new subsidiary, 4B China, located in Changzhou, was officially incorporated on Rm 513, 18 Xinya Road, Wujin High & New Technology Development Zone, Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, China and is now fully operational, under the leadership of Managing Director, Zhu Biwei, formerly sales director at WAM China.

The 4B Group Specialises in the design, manufacture and supply of components for the bulk material handling industry. The 4B product range includes elevator buckets, elevator bolts, elevator belting and belt fasteners, forged chain, level controls and hazard monitoring sensors and control systems that reduce the risk of explosions in hazardous areas and minimise downtime through predictive maintenance.
 
4B China Team Left to right: Brave Song (Electrical Sales Engineer), Brian Zhu (Managing Director), Carl Braime (Group Sales Director) & Chen Zhilong (Warehouse & Logistics Manager)
Image credit: 4B Group

4B is part of the Braime Group, a British PLC listed on the London Stock Exchange. The company celebrates its 130th anniversary this year and has been a pioneer of the material handling industry, introducing the first pressed seamless steel elevator bucket back in 1909 and since then leading the field in elevator bucket design. The company has a wealth of engineering expertise and experience. 4B China is the latest subsidiary to open extending 4Bs ability to service its customers across the globe with other 4B subsidiaries located in S.E. Asia, Europe, North America, Australia and South Africa.

4Bs customer base in China has been growing and the company recognises the huge importance of the Chinese market. With its local presence in China, the 4B Group is aiming to provide a first class technical support and after sales service to its local customer base, a service which 4B feel is vital, particularly for its electronics range.

4B has developed in-house engineering programs to help upgrade existing elevators and conveyors, make recommendations for new equipment and provide solutions. A large local warehouse stocking 4B product ensures fast delivery. 4B wants to support its customers in their development with "value-added" products and through sharing its market knowledge, expertise and engineering services with its customers.

Zhu Biwei, managing director of 4B China, is looking forward to the challenges ahead; "we look forward to serving our Chinese customers even better in the future. The Chinese economy is continuously growing, but now with more focus on quality, efficiency and innovation. Chinese society is increasingly aware of the need to save energy and protect the environment and conscious of the importance of quality and safety. For this purpose, 4B's innovative hazard monitoring solutions will benefit more Chinese customers. 4B works closely with many internationally recognized equipment manufacturers and multi-national bulk material handling and processing facilities some of whom have an established presence in China. 4B is an internationally recognised and trusted supplier of material handling components and looks forward to strengthening existing relations and building new ones with customers in China".

For more information visit the 4B website, HERE.
 

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VNU Exhibitions appoints Heiko M. Stutzinger as new Managing Director Asia Pacific

International event organiser Jaarbeurs/VNU Exhibitions is pleased to announce the appointment of Heiko M. Stutzinger as its new Managing Director for the Asia Pacific region.

With more than a decade of experience in senior management positions in trade show business and management consulting, Heiko is a known expert for the development of new business areas, strategic growth as well as restructuring and turnaround management.
 
Heiko M. Stutzinger
Image credit: VNU Exhibitions

He has an excellent track record of intercultural leadership, operations excellence and corporate management and most recently serves as Deputy General Manager of Messe Düsseldorf Shanghai as well as Deputy Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf China based in Shanghai.

Mr Stutzinger holds a master's degree in Business Administration from EBS University and is active as Guest Professor at the Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (SUIBE). Heiko will oversee the entire Asia Pacific region and will be responsible for setting the strategic direction as well as defining the growth strategy of VNU in that region.

"Heiko is an experienced, highly-respected executive that shares our vision for future growth, operations excellence and superior customer service. He has demonstrated the ability to build and grow business, operations and projects in China," said Albert Arp, CEO of Jaarbeurs/VNU. "Heiko will help us to bring our regional operations to the next level and strengthen our position in this critically important part of the world."

 "For the past years VNU continues to drive growth in the Asia Pacific region. We have built several strong events and a passionate team and look forward to Heiko leading and further strengthening our Asia Pacific business," said Ton Otten, Director Jaarbeurs International and Member of the Board of Directors VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific.

"From being part of the fast-moving events industry in Asia Pacific - especially in China - over the last years I have witnessed the substantial progress VNU Exhibitions has made in the region firsthand. I am truly excited to be joining VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific and look forward to leading the Asia Pacific team on our future growth course," said Heiko M. Stutzinger.

Heiko will officially take on the role starting 1st February 2019 and will be based in the company's Bangkok office.

For more information on VNU Exhibitions visit the website, HERE.
 

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October 29, 2018

Major crude oil export terminal on the way to Harbor Island following recent agreement, USA

Today the Port of Corpus Christi Authority announced it has entered into an agreement  with The Carlyle Group to work exclusively to develop a world-class crude oil export terminal on Harbor Island, connecting growing crude oil production in the United States with global markets.
 
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The Terminal would be the first onshore location in the U.S. capable of providing export service to fully-laden Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs) and would further the Port's position as the preeminent global crude oil export hub.

VLCC access at the Port of Corpus Christi will open the global markets for U.S. oil producers, pipelines, their supply chains and customers. The result could produce up to a $50 billion annual reduction to the national trade deficit. Importantly, the City of Corpus Christi would benefit from the thousands of direct and indirect jobs as well as billions in incremental economic activity.


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Food myths & celebrities: Impacts on the food industry and consumers’ health

by Raghavan 'Ragha' Sampathkumar
 
Raghavan Sampathkumar

Every year, the second Friday of October is celebrated as “World Egg Day”. On this day, it is important, as industry stakeholders of the food industry, to ensure spreading truthful information about the nutritional superiority of eggs and concerted action from all stakeholders for busting myths about food, in general.

Let us first take eggs as nutritional food. Eggs are one of the nature’s powerful foods packed with essential nutrients such as proteins, vitamins and minerals that are better in quality and bioavailability than most of the comparable foods. For example, eggs contain choline, an essential nutrient that helps brain development and cognitive abilities in children. Similarly, the protein in egg white is possibly the best quality protein with a biological value (BV) of a perfect 100, more than all others.


However, since last few years, several reports about linking eggs to various kinds of illness including cardio-vascular diseases, bad cholesterol etc have been spread on several social media channels. An ordinary consumer, who might or might not have clear understanding of science and nutrition, will be made to believe whatever posted on social media as truthful information. However, after certain point and getting overloaded with information, the consumer gives up and does not think much further rationally. Ultimately, the purpose of such misinformation i.e. to confuse the consumers is achieved.

However, this has huge negative implications on food industry and also the consumers. Truth does not travel as fast as lies. But due to fears spread based on unknown and unfounded claims, the food industry suffers loss of reputation and it is nearly impossible to counter the negative publicity with the limited resources that the industry has. All these negatively impact the way consumers decide about what food to consume and influences their preferences.

Added to this are celebrities showcasing their latest ‘food fads’ on social media, which influences a huge number of people particularly, youth across the world. This trend is unfortunately growing as people blindly follow the celebrities without considering their situation in terms of socio-economic status, country’s development and also future generations.


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VIGAN company profile



VIGAN manufactures bulk materials handling systems, mainly:
  • Mobile pneumatic conveyors or vacuvators or grain pumps.
  • Pneumatic continuous barge unloaders and mechanical barge loaders.
  • Mechanical and pneumatic continuous ship unloaders for vessels up to post-Panamax.
  • Mechanical loaders for any size of ships.
VIGAN Engineering S.A is a Belgian company with its headquarters in Nivelles industrial area about 30 kilometres south of Brussels at the heart of the European Community.

VIGAN manufactures a complete range of pneumatic and mechanical conveying systems for products in bulk not only thanks to the supply machines but also by managing complete turnkey projects.

Nivelles city is easily accessible due to its proximity to European highways and about one hour drive to the port of Antwerp which allows excellent transport conditions for all its equipment to foreign countries.


All the company activities take place on the same 10,000 m² site which enables easy and very quick exchange of information among all departments including sales, engineering, manufacturing, quality control and after-sales technical assistance. VIGAN engineering department with 450 m² space boasts latest software technologies (such as CAO – CAM types)

According to the Vigan website, “For any free flowing materials like cereals, grains, seeds, animal feed, alumina, petro coke, chemicals, industry raw materials, VIGAN is your engineering partner and your solution provider”.

“VIGAN excellence is also recognized by hundreds of international references.
As an affiliate company from VAN DE WIELE group (which has an annual turnover of about 400 million USD and about 2,000 workers and employees in more than 10 different countries) and with more than 30 years of experience, VIGAN is a most reliable partner from your project ideas to their full completion and for your total satisfaction thanks to its service excellence and equipment performances.”

Visit the website HERE.
 

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October 28, 2018

Philippines' International Livestock Nutrition, Health and Production, and Meat Industry Expo 2019

Livestock Philippines is the Philippines' International Livestock Nutrition, Health and Production, and Meat Industry Expo. It has developed an outstanding reputation since 2011 as the Philippines' premier event for the livestock, feed milling and meat industries and continues to grow bigger and better with each show.
 


Supported by the Department of Agriculture, Livestock Philippines is the event that will bring together thousands of decision makers including integrators, farmers, feed millers, pre-mixers, meat processors, slaughter houses, veterinarians, distributors, retailers and other industry.

The next edition of Livestock and Aquaculture Philippines will be held from 26 – 28 June 2019 at a new venue at the World Trade Centre Metro Manila. These events are a complete integrated industry event provides broader opportunities for exhibitors and visitors extending opportunities to inspect modern meat processing, packaging equipment, technology and retail solutions in meat production.

For more information visit the Livestock Philippines 2019 website , HERE.
 

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16th International Conference "Black Sea Grain-2019", early bird rate available now

Agribusiness operators will come together for the XVI International Conference "Black Sea Grain-2019" to be held on April 10-11, 2019 in InterContinental hotel, Kyiv, Ukraine. Take advantage of early bird rates until Dec 31, 2018."Black Sea Grain" Conference is a recognised marketplace and a major meeting point for the top agribusiness community. It is a large communication platform, providing two days of exclusive agri market insights from leading industry experts, coverage of the global macroeconomic and regional trends, long term forecasts on commodities market, effective networking and face to face contacts with 700+ delegates.
 



Located in the heart of the Black Sea region, the conference annually brings together 700+ delegates from more than 400 companies and 50+ countries worldwide, serving to adjust business strategies and promote international trade.

Conference participants are represented by international producers and crushers of grains and oilseeds, agri holdings, traders, banks and investment funds, shipping, brokerage, insurance, surveying, law and consulting companies etc.

For additional information please contact the Organiser UkrAgroConsult at conference@ukragroconsult.org or by phoning +38 044 220 52 42.

For information on conference agenda, registration, advertising, and sponsorship options visit the Black Sea Grain-2019 website, HERE.
 

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October 25, 2018

Training professionals on milling fundamentals and optimisation techniques

Like most agriculture-related jobs, consistency is a key factor in flour milling. It is a major determinant in flour quality, milling efficiency and machine operations — all of which are topics covered by the International Association of Millers (IAOM)–Kansas State University (KSU) partnership courses held throughout the month of October.
 
Shawn Thiele explaining cleaning equipment operations to the
IAOM-KSU Basic Milling Principlescourse participants
at the Hal Ross Flour Mill.
Image credit: IGP KSU

Through hands-on training, course participants engaged in classroom discussions, experienced real-life practices at the Kansas State University Hal Ross Flour Mill and learned quantitative tools and techniques to help influence and impact their grain industry futures.


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The new roller mills, Prouvy, France, on the carter system

by Mildred Cookson, The Mills Archive, UK
 
Mildred Cookson

An account in “The Miller” in November 1886 described the opening of another mill risen from the ashes, this time in France. In July 1885 a disastrous fire claimed the mill belonging to the Société Nouvelle des Moulins de Prouvy, a company established in 1884 in the village five miles from Valenciennes.

The mill already had an international pedigree, with elements uniting France, England and Belgium. Representatives of each country attended the opening ceremony including, from England, Bryan Corcoran, Gilbert Gilkes and William Marriage.

The original mill had been erected around 1874, taken over in May 1984 by the Société and fitted with 36 pairs of stones. By the end of 1884 12 pairs of stones were thrown out and replaced in early 1885 by a roller plant capable of producing twenty 280lb sacks of flour per hour.
 

A spectator of the fire in July reported "(the mills) were brick built and slated, worked by water and steam, having four large waterwheels inside the mill. The engine and boilers were in separate compartments, having a window one foot square only to communicate by. The mills were lofty, well built, clean, well lit with large windows and lighted by gas at night.”

Undaunted by the disaster, the company resolved to rebuild the mill and to replace the Carter roller plant, destroyed in the fire, by another of like capacity. Mr Carter completed the work in the last days of September 1885. The mill was well connected with the town of Prouvy by rail, tramway and the River Escaut and thus with the greater part of France and Belgium.

The calculated capacity of the mill (18 sacks/hour) was rapidly exceeded and on the opening day reached nearly 20 sacks/hour followed later by 21 sacks/hour.

The motive power for the mill, screen room and warehouse came from a pair of twin engines and four water-powered four turbines. The River Escaut was connected to the mill by means of a headrace, which took the water above one of the locks.

After passing through the turbines and under the mill, the water rejoined the river about half a mile below the lock. The resultant fall was around 7ft with the supply of water about 16,000 -20,000 cubic feet/minute. Sir Frederick Bramwall, Past President of the Institute of Civil Engineers, had advised the use of the "Vortex Turbine" made by Gilbert Gilkes & Co of Kendal. They ordered four 60 hp turbines to be placed immediately below the main drive. The power was transmitted by means of morticed bevel gearing, so arranged that any of the turbines could be thrown in or out of gear without stopping the mill.


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Sukup Manufacturing Co. company profile



Sukup Manufacturing Co. is a family-owned manufacturer of grain bins, grain dryers, material handling equipment and pre-engineered metal buildings.

According to their website, “The world's fastest growing bin company and largest family-owned, full-line grain drying and storage equipment manufacturer, Sukup Manufacturing Co. is located in the heart of rich, Midwestern farmland.”

Since the introduction of their first stirring machine in 1963, they have been manufacturing products to make grain production more efficient for farmers.

If you are ever near Sheffield, Iowa, stop by. The team at Sukup would love for you to get in contact to arrange a tour of their facilities.

View the website HERE.

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The Mark Cornwell Memorial Scholarship Fund

A scholarship fund, in honour of the late Mark Cornwell, has been established by the charity Milling4Life, together with the American Feed Industry Association, and the Institute for Feed Education & Research.
Mark Cornwell


Milling & Grain magazine lost a dear friend and colleague last year with the passing of Mark Cornwell. After working for 23 years for World Grain and Milling & Grain magazines, he passed away in August 2017.

The Mark Cornwell Scholarship Fund is raising funds to support students wishing to study grain storage, handling and food/feed manufacturing in the US. Scholarships will be in perpetuity if sufficient funds can be raised. The target is UK £55,000 (US $75,000). So far, UK £10,000 (US $15,000) have been donated, thanks to the giving members of Milling & Grain magazine and Tapco Inc.

M4L is seeking companies in our industry, both within the USA and worldwide, prepared to contribute and who will be recognized for their contribution each time applicants are called upon to take up the scholarships. Individual donations are also welcomed and will be acknowledged via the M4L website, if they wish to be identified.

Read more, and donate, HERE.
 

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Milling and Grain - November 2018



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October 24, 2018

Cargill inaugurates feed plant for shrimp in Ecuador

Cargill's investment of approximately 65 million dollars USD creates 150 new jobs and enables the creation of 500 related positions – boosting the local economy and bringing nutrition technology and services to the shrimp industry. 

Cargill formally opened the world's most modern shrimp feed plant in Guayaquil, Ecuador on the 11th October creating the potential for significant growth in the country's aquaculture sector.

 
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With this plant, Cargill will be producing 165,000 tons per year, around 20 percent of the 800,000 tons of feed that the Ecuadorian market demands currently. Ecuador is the world's fourth largest shrimp producer, according to Global Aquaculture Alliance data.


Read the full article on the Milling and Grain website, HERE.
 

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October 23, 2018

Andrew McShane elected AIC Chairman

Andrew McShane has been elected Chairman of the Agricultural Industries Confederation to take over from Nick Major who has held the post for the past two years. In addition, four new members have been appointed to the AIC Board.
 
Andrew McShane
Image credit: AIC

Andrew, who is Managing Director of Hutchinsons, has worked his way up through the agrisupply industry and so has an insight into many aspects of AIC's remit. He became interested in crop protection while studying for biochemistry at Edinburgh then went on to do an MSc. in the topic at Cranfield and Silsoe. He started his career in a general merchant involved in feed, grain purchasing and providing arable inputs. He developed into an agronomist and also moved into sales management.

He joined Hutchinsons in 1993 and was appointed Managing Director 10 years ago. Andrew has had a strong commitment to industry stewardship and the role of science in crop production.


Read the full article on the Milling and Grain website, HERE.
 

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Space 2018: An event to remember

By Matt Holmes, Feature editor, Milling and Grain

Thousands of visitors attended the 32nd annual Space exhibition in Rennes, France, to discover the latest in innovation from the world’s agricultural sector in 11 specially constructed halls. The exhibition took place between September 11 – 14 and attracted more than 50 foreign journalists as well as plenty from France.


The event is organised by Anne Marie Quemener who has a long association with Space. Anne Marie succeeded Paul Kerdraon on January 1, 2016 as exhibition manager of Space. Marie says, “we can all be proud of this 32nd edition of Space. Despite a highly competitive context, the whole world is here in Rennes to be inspired by the Breton farming model recognised for its performance and quality.
 


“A great result. I once again express my thanks to the exhibitors who contribute so much to our success by the enormous quality of their stands and their willingness to make Space a major event. The numerous innovations presented allow visitors to get a foretaste of tomorrow's solutions.

“This energy and drive have been reinforced over the four days of the show by its collective nature, the strongest possible demonstration that the different links in the chain of producers, associations, food industry and distributors must work hand in hand to build an ever more competitive agriculture.”

“This year we have highlighted innovations in working conditions in our 'Espace for tomorrow'’”

‘Espace for Tomorrow’ on Wednesday September 12 highlighted some of the farm-led innovations including a range of new inventions which will help farmers better look after their livestock.

A robot joined the demonstration to give the exhibition a truly modern feel. A new device which highlighted where a farmer’s body is put under strain while working. By wearing a specially designed piece of kit, a computerised map of the body is displayed on a screen showing where the pressure points are. It can help farm workers to a better posture when bending down to pick up animals.

“This choice is in tune with our sector where the well-being of farmers is primordial. The drawing power of the profession finds itself at the heart of our actions also. The satisfactory attendance levels at Space again this year seems to bear this out,” continued Ms Marie.

“This platform allows me to thank and pay tribute to the whole Space team for their commitment after working all year to bring about this marvellous showcase of our dynamic and progressive stock raising sector.”


Read the full show report, HERE.
 

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Chief Industries company profile



Chief Agri/Industrial Division markets grain bins, grain conditioning, bulk-handling, feedmill equipment and accessories through a worldwide network of highly qualified dealers. And since 1954, Chief Industries has been providing customers with quality manufactured products and unmatched personal service. 
 
"The demanding industry we serve requires flexibility and our diverse line of products provides customers the confidence that Chief can meet their needs. This diversity combined with unmatched personal service and the strength of more than 50 years, are key examples of how the Chief commitment to our customers is unmatched," says the company.

For more than 50 years, Chief has focused on "Engineering Relationships" with its customers, a relationship that begins long before the order and lasts well after the shipment.

Chief products utilise state-of-the-art designs that simplify construction and save time and money. The company extends an invitation to tour its site to find out how Chief can meet your grain management needs.

Visit the company website, HERE.
 

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October 22, 2018

LANKALIVESTOCK 2019 forecasts more than 5000 visitor footfall

LANKALIVESTOCK 2019, Sri Lanka's number one feed, livestock production and processing exhibition and conference forecasts a visitor footfall of more than 5,000 feed and livestock industry professionals.
 


Held at the Sri Lanka Exhibition & Convention Centre (SLECC), from 17 to 19 January 2019, the Expo's 2nd edition will see the participation of over 150 exhibitors including country Pavilions from China, India, Korea, Malaysia and Thailand.

The three-day event will be hosted by the National Livestock Development Board (NLDB) with the Honourable Vijith Vijayamuni Zoysa, the Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Rural Economy leading the Opening Ceremony, on 17 January 2019.


Read more on the Milling and Grain website, HERE.
 

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October 18, 2018

Installations for the feed industry

by Cimbria, Denmark

Cimbria is one of the world’s leading suppliers of high quality bulk handling equipment primarily within grain and seeds, but also within other industries such as animal feed, foodstuff, biomass and a large variety of industrial products.

The company holds an in-depth knowledge within the design and construction of projects and special installations for storage and conveying bulk cargos. The vast experience is constantly being put to use in developing new solutions which meet the demands of authorities and users for functionality, quality and environmentally friendly operation.
  


The solutions from Cimbria are always individual solutions developed in close co-operation with the clients. Their needs and demands define the overall parameters and Cimbria make the ends come together in simple, practical and operational solutions based on in-depth experience with the business area.

Mysen Kornsilo and Moelle
Previously, Cimbria commenced a pilot project with Mysen Kornsilo og Moelle, the aim of which was to find a solution for the future expansion of their animal feed production, whilst at the same time ensuring that production could continue uninterrupted during a period of construction and that the first step, which involved new finished goods silos, could be taken.

Following further preparatory work and a number of discussions, a solution with two main elements was found.

The first part of the solution was a new production line for animal feed, built in a “tower” with the mixer at the top and the cooler at the bottom, such that it was only the ground raw materials that needed to be lifted before the finished pellets were produced.

Secondly, a new finished goods silo providing efficient loading of trucks without the trucks having to be moved. The solution in the last-mentioned case is a battery of silos located above a weighbridge on which the trucks stop, while underneath the silos a mobile discharging unit ensures rapid and dust-free loading of the trucks.

The new finished goods facility has been built and was commissioned in summer 2017. An important detail for Mysen was to ensure that the pellets were as far as possible dust-free, and as such a screen is mounted on the top of the silo battery. This screen is located facing the future production tower, such that the residue that has been filtered out is returned directly to production.

The total capacity of the silo is 940 m3. The unloading conveyors have a capacity of approximately 120 tonnes per hour, and the loading chutes are equipped with powerful extraction in order to prevent dust emission.

Following completion of the facility, a new weigher and dosing unit have been installed such that the previous finished goods silos are now used as raw material and weighing silos in the factory, which means that the raw material side has also been upgraded at the same time.


Read more, HERE.

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Satake company profile




In 1896, the founder of the Satake Corporation, Riichi Satake, invented and began the production of Japan's first power driven rice milling machine.

In the subsequent one hundred years, a succession of successful developments and a wealth of accumulated research and knowledge have made Satake the world leader in grain processing systems. Satake produces a comprehensive range of individual machines, integrated systems and totally engineered solutions for the processing of rice, wheat and other grains.

The Company is proud of its tradition of innovation which ensures that Satake machines and systems are always at the forefront of technology.

Satake has achieved its position as the oldest, largest and most advanced company in its fields through its commitment to offering customers superb equipment, specially developed to meet their needs. This driving principle has led directly to the prosperity of the Company.

According to their website: "We are most grateful to all our customers for their patronage which has allowed us to become known and respected in Japan and over 140 countries throughout the world."

"Satake is a 'customer company' as well as a 'technically oriented company' putting the principle of customer satisfaction into practice. The support and assistance of our customers are greatly appreciated."

Visit the website HERE.
 

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October 17, 2018

Dinnissen process technology – Value innovators by nature

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

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

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

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

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


Products

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

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

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

Read more HERE.

Visit the Dinnissen website, HERE.
 

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