July 18, 2018

19/07/2018: Solving maintenance problems

Bühler has just recently installed its 100th ProPlant system at Harinas de Mallorca S.A. in Palma de Mallorca. The customer is thrilled with ProPlant.

Up until just a few months ago, the maintenance work at the Harinas de Mallorca plant on Cami San Carles in Palma de Mallorca, the capital of the Balearic island, was done according to specifications in the index card file. Maintenance of the plant itself took place according to the ‘break-down maintenance’ principle.

In other words, parts hat to break first before they were replaced by the operations in-house mechanic.
 


Looking back, CEO Guillermo Munar says, “We were able to squeeze the last bit of use from some of the parts. But we also had to accept collateral damage and long, and often unscheduled, downtimes.” In retrospect, Mr Munar believes it was a generally unsatisfactory situation.

New time calculation
Bühler set up a modern, 3,150 tonne silo and filling plant for a variety of wheat flour types in 2016. After commissioning the plant, maintenance was done according to the ‘break-down’ principle. But management was aware of the risks they were taking by doing so and that the upkeep of a new plant following the ‘break-down’ principle of maintenance was not sustainable.

“The controls of our new plant happened using the Bühler WinCos system,” Mr Munar revealed. “The installation of WinCos was our opportunity to expand the entire maintenance and upkeep of our plant with Bühler’s ProPlant system. A new period of time calculation thus began at Harinas de Mallorca in terms of maintenance.”

Before the new servicing software could be bought, the executive board needed to be won over. Guillermo Munar, “We were able to demonstrate that ProPlant is used daily, would be of great assistance in terms of maintenance planning for the plant, and would also help us save costs. We were able to convince the company management with these arguments.”

Ready for use
The ProPlant system installed at Harinas de Mallorca was set up ready-to-operate at Bühler’s headquarters in Switzerland. All relevant data, jobs, replacement part lists, and the operating manuals for all plant components at Harinas de Mallorca were loaded onto the mini server (ProPlant Cube) by Bühler specialists and then the software was programmed according to specifications by the Harinas management.

ProPlant was ready for installation and commissioning. On site at the Harinas plant on Mallorca, it took just a couple of hours because everything had already been set up. By summer 2017, after intensive employee training, the system was ready to handle planning of all maintenance tasks at Harinas de Mallorca.


Read the full article, HERE.
 

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Leiber GmbH company profile

Behind every activity, there is a person.

Over 180 people work for Leiber. Each one is a specialist in their particular field.

An experienced team within a company that has pursued a clear strategy for more than 60 years: working with values.

What makes Leiber different? They concentrate on what they can do best:

brewer's yeast, production at the highest quality, the latest technology, findings from science and research, the performance of a team of specialists.

This is what defines Leiber's strategic direction, and that is what makes them entrepreneurs.


Visit the website HERE.

 


















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July 17, 2018

18/07/2018: Krishi India 2018 Expo, registration now open

Indian Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) and Exhibitions India Group are co-organising Krishi India 2018 Expo at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi during 20-22 August 2018 to provide a national platform to connect, discuss and disseminate information in areas of technology and practices related to the objective of encouraging the productivity and production of crops.
 


For more information including the conference programme and registration details, visit the Milling and Grain website, HERE.
 

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18/07/2018: A new accessible and agile digital era in agriculture

by Tagarno, Denmark

As a business it is naturally important to always look out for smarter ways of doing things, and by digitalising processes the advantages of adding new technology can be overwhelming.

Being able to properly view and handle the small grains will inevitably mean increased quality and productivity, vouching for more and better analysis and work processes.
 

A digital microscope can be a valuable tool to create these digitalised changes. And with the introduction of the new generation of digital systems, you get the ability to regularly update the microscope with new features to fit with future needs.

This means the end of investing in expensive equipment which is updated the next day and replacing it with agile technology that has the ability to adapt the technology of tomorrow. Also, the digital microscope combines the product quality of a traditional and often expensive optical microscope with the affordability and user-friendliness of cheaper alternative solutions.

A new perspective on grain analysis
A new perspective on grain analysis, with a wide range of profitable benefits to the user, can be provided by user-friendly digital solutions such as the new digital microscope called Trend from Tagarno.

The digital microscope provides you with a magnified and digital live view of your grain sample on a monitor. The tangible return of using this kind of equipment as a part of your analysis work is the ability to perform a higher number of analyses and create a better and well documented result not to mention time saved in the process.

This is partly due to the improved collaboration to ensure the quality and quickly generate high quality documentation as well as frequently updating the microscope to fit with your current and future needs.


Read the full article, HERE.

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Tanis Machine Technologies company profile




Tanis Machine Technologies has been a leading agricultural machines manufacturer Company since 1956.

They manufacture, export, install and commission flour, semolina, maize milling plants, oilseeds and pulses processing plants, grain stocking and handling systems and feed mills with the latest modern technological methods with any capacity range designed as compact or concrete construction forms in 25,000 closed area in Gaziantep Organised industrial zone, Turkey.

Having obtained certificates their quality standards to ISO, CE, TUV and TSE norms with the first modernisation in 1990.

Within the second modernisation in 2014-2015 they renewed their image in terms of institutionalism, professional management and new bands as;

- Tanis Flour Mill Technologies
- Tanis Seed Processing Technologies
- Tanis Feed Milling
- Tanis Grain Handling Solutions

Tanis co. is active in the milling industry
TANIS CO has a lot of knowledge on the industry and with sectional experience.
The company aims to serve its customers properly with its young and intelligent staff. 

Visit the website HERE.
 

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July 16, 2018

17/07/2018: Texas and Kansas tours highlight opportunities for Chinese sorghum buyers

The US Grains Council (USGC) – in cooperation with the United Sorghum Checkoff Program, the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission and the Texas Grain Sorghum Association – are hosting top Chinese sorghum importers in the United States to learn more about US sorghum production and strengthen relationships with US sorghum suppliers.

The team will learn about sorghum production, buying strategies and develop relationships with US sorghum suppliers at all levels of the value chain as sorghum demand from China rebuilds following trade challenges early in 2018.
 
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After trade tensions were heightened between the United States and China earlier in the year – demonstrated by an anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigation brought by the Chinese government regarding sorghum – this team visit is a bright spot that signals relations between the two countries are once again moving in a positive direction.
 

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

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17/07/2018: Lallemand Animal Nutrition receives innovation award Innov’SPACE for its probiotic yeast

Lallemand Animal Nutrition is pleased to announce that its probiotic yeast LEVUCELL SB (Saccharomyces cerevisiae boulardii CNCM I-1079).

LEVUCELL SB was recently authorised in the European Union as a zootechnical additive for chickens and minor avian species for fattening (4d1703), it has received an innovation award from the organisers of French leading livestock exhibition SPACE: the Innov’Space, with the highest rating, two stars.
 
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Matthieu Baulez, Global Category Manager - Monogastric Feed Additives, commented, “We are thrilled by this recognition as we truly believe LEVUCELL SB for broiler chickens is a real added value and a totally new approach for the whole poultry production chain, to mitigate salmonella carriage risks, from farm to fork. This is the first time that a feed additive is authorised in the European Union (EU) with a specific food safety function. This means the authorities have acknowledged the benefits of a probiotic feed additive beyond zootechnical performance, on end-product quality, a benefit for the whole food chain up to consumer”.

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

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