COVER STORY

Cover Story

PNEUMATIC & AIR CONVEYING SYSTEMS IN PLANTS

Technology and continuous improvements have altered the equipment for delivery of  wheat/grain/flour. In milling industry, systems used in the removal of wheat -as a raw material- and flour -as a final product- from one point to another within the factory are generally divided into two groups as mechanical and pneumatical handling systems. While mechanical systems are especially preferred for removal …

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Cyclones and their Rotary Airlock Valves

“For grains, flour and agricultural dust, which are only mildly abrasive, an open rotor will be the best option. Besides being cheaper, it prevents the buildup of dirt between the ends and the housing. It does have some wear problems, especially in the seal that protects the bearings of the shaft, but basic regular maintenance  (checking and replacing) will prevent …

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Pneumatic conveying and food safety

“Pneumatic conveying represents an important topic in engineering and is encountered in a variety of industrial processes. Widely used in flour industry to handle and transport dry and free-flowing powdered and granular material because it is suitable for variety processes. Fine particles of lees 1 micron, as well as 15 mm rocks, can be conveyed vertically and/or horizontally from distances …

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NEW SEASON HARVEST RESULTS AND MARKET EXPECTATIONS

Latest indications continue to point to a reduction in grain output in 2018 and negative prospects for the grain supply outlook for the 2018/19 marketing season. Global wheat production is forecast down 3 percent from last year to the lowest level in 4 years. The largest year-to-year reductions are for the European Union and Russia, USDA reports.  Global consumption is …

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What happened in grain markets in Turkey following the currency fluctuation?

While it is predicted that there would be inflation in food prices, Turkey is expected to provide subsided/low-cost raw materials through agencies to feed and flour sectors to use these for domestic markets and recede price hike. Following the tenders for the total of 500 thousand tons of wheat and barley, the government is expected to announce a tender for …

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GRAIN SEASON 2018/19 MOTOR- ACTION – CUT

“Drought-hit crops of the European Union and Australia are getting smaller from month to month and now expected by the USDA at 7-yr low for the EU of 137.5 MMT and 12-yr low for Australia of 20 MMT.  In spite of lower y/y wheat yield in Ukraine & Russia, this countries are still expected by USDA to harvest impressive crops …

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PULSES AND RICE PRODUCTION & TECHNOLOGY TRENDS

One of the most crucial issues for rapidly growing world population is how to feed next generations. It is estimated that world population will hit 9,5 billion in 2050 and food demand of this population will increase by %60. This makes production of rice and pulses critical. Rice, the only aquatic grain, is the main food staple for two-thirds of …

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Factors affecting rice production

“Automatic machines and automation systems have gradually become important in mills. If you use new and advances processing technologies, you may get extra yields. Current automated technologies enable operating with less workforce and decrease unit cost. They are equipped with a computerized system. You can control it even via a mobile phone.  Human errors has been decreased to zero thanks …

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The importance of pulses industry for the world

“In order to further predict the development of the pulse industry and taking into account the impact of the world market situation, we must be ready for challenges that will undoubtedly affect each of its participants. Therefore, our further task is to identify the main factors that will influence the further development of the pulse industry in the global pulses …

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CORN PRODUCTION, CONSUMPTION AND CORN PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES

Corn is a staple food in many parts of the world. It is converted directly into food products via grinding, alkali processing, boiling/cooking, or fermentation. The need to produce more food for growing world population has been driving the modernization of the corn milling industry, seeking greater production combined with higher quality, efficiency, food safety and processes. Corn is one …

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