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QUALITY CONTROL AND FUNCTIONS OF LABORATORY IN MILLING

Quality control is a critical component of flour milling and its importance cannot be over-emphasized thereby making it expedient on all flour mills that want to be competitive, remain in business and profitable need to appreciate quality’s contribution and be ready for investment in its personnel and operation. In order to assure continued satisfaction from customers, everyone must understand firstly …

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Lab solutions for gluten-free applications

“Extruded products are key drivers of the gluten-free snack market, particularly in North America and increasingly in the Far East, with momentum coming from East Asia to target new food textures. Therefore, practical equipment with extrusion devices are now necessary “tools” for product developers in the food industry. With this modern key technology, newly developed snack products, breakfast cereals, flat …

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The Modern Laboratory

“The laboratory is a key piece of the Operations Management in a mill or an elevator. The grain must be inspected through all its processing stages, until it turns into a bun. As Peter Drucker said, “if you want to change something, first you have to measure it”. The laboratory is the heart of the continuous improvement efforts. At every …

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In line measurement of moisture and protein in wheat and moisture in tempered wheat in a flour mill

“The benefits of NIR over traditional testing procedures lie in the speed of analysis, the simplicity, the ease of operation and the ability to measure several components simultaneously. NIR technology lends itself to in line measurements due to the ruggedness of the hardware and the fact that analysers can operate unattended for long periods with little or no need for …

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Perten Instruments: Specialists in quality control of grain, flour, food and feed!

“Milling flour is a complex process. It continues to evolve despite the fact that it is one of humanities’ most ancient endeavors. There are many recent developments and useful tools that help millers optimize grain purchasing, milling, and ensure that their customers receive a flour of consistent quality capable of making good finished products.” What is perfect flour? It depends. …

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THE EFFECT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON GRAIN PRODUCTION

Global climate change has already had observable effects on the environment. We are facing the unprecedented floods, droughts, heat waves, wildfires and superstorms all over the world. These are the face of climate change. The IPCC Special Report on Global Warming highlights climate impacts at the current ~1°C global warming as well as the risks of reaching a 1.5°C and …

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Change in Climate Variables and Impacts on Agriculture

“There is substantial evidence that trends in change in climate variables can negatively or positively affect crop yield trends despite advances in technology and other yield-influencing variables. These changes can exhibit substantial deviation for local/regional scales than global values. Thus, trends and magnitudes of changes in these primary climate variables must be quantified for local scales so that relevant mitigation …

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Climate change to reduce grain yield, food safety in danger

“If the Earth warms up by 2°C, the agricultural problems will be more severe, especially in the Sahel region, the Mediterranean, Central Europe, Amazon, and Western and Eastern Africa. Turkey is located in the Mediterranean basin, which is expected to be the most affected region by climate change. When considering the yield decrease given for the world, we should expect …

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Climate change reduces productivity in grain

“Warning of disasters as a result of climate change is given for the near future, but these disasters are happening these days. Unusual climate events have been becoming usual. Disasters caused by excessive rainfall are experienced one after another. Hurricanes very rarely experienced in Turkey and in neighboring countries previously are now a part of everyday talk because of climate …

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SMART SOLUTIONS IN MILLING AND TECHNOLOGIES OF FUTURE

Is there any alternative to roller mills in grain and cereal processing? Can Industry 4.0, digitalization and Internet of Things technologies that show its effect at dazzling speed in daily lives and business world provide us with alternative milling methods? We know that there are ongoing works on alternative methods like laser and sound-waves. But, could we see these technologies …

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