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COVER STORY

Cover Story

New Trends in Grain Storage and Safe Storage Conditions

Maintaining grain quality during storage relies on the ability to control moisture, temperature and insects. A combination of good hygiene and well-managed aeration cooling during grain storage offers harvest flexibility, more marketing opportunities, better control of grain quality. The storage techniques for grains has been advanced in recent years with the innovations, such as aeration, refrigerated storage, modified atmospheric storage …

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Innovative and high-quality grain storage

“Keeping grain in good condition involves getting the grain to a temperature that is safe for long-term storage. Fluctuations can occur when new grain with varying moisture content is introduced into a partially full bin. This can be due to changes in grain maturity, weather conditions, and/or drying fluctuations. A consistent cross section of moisture throughout the bin is desired …

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How to store your grain in a safe and healthy way?

“Grain might still be a breathing and living organism when you harvest it and fill into silos. Although having a robust and protected nature, the grain may face many risks. So it is vital to clean silos and monitor and ventilate the silo in appropriate ways in order to have a safe and healthy storage for the grain. It is …

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The innovations we need are old news

“Another innovation I expect to see in the near future is grain bins manufactured with composite materials. Plastics and steel would make a lighter structure reducing the cost of the concrete foundations, which makes a huge portion of the capital cost in a new facility. They would also provide better thermal insulation. A wire mesh would discharge static and provide …

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INNOVATIVE GRAIN PROCESSING APPROACHES AND DIGITILAZITION IN MILLING

The digital revolution offers great opportunities for the milling industry. Digitalization has the potential to improve production processes, increase efficiency, minimize energy consumption, ensure easy and fast machine maintenance, reduce food waste and reach healthier food. Even though we are at the very beginning of the digital transformation that will bring efficiency and synergy to the food processing industry, the …

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“Our goal is the intelligent mill”

“After automation, digitalization is the next logical step on the way to intelligent milling. This means that applying today’s possibilities offered by digitalisation, the yield of the mill can be optimised and the quality of the products significantly increased, traceability improved, energy consumption reduced and overall plant efficiency decisively increased. Those are promising perspectives! We have been focusing on the …

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Digitalization in milling

“Having access to reliable contaminant mitigation, trustworthy information and real-time quality monitoring are not new challenges for food processors. However, digitalization enables the industry to deal with these challenges so that we can provide healthy food to feed the ever increasing global population.” Karan Singhal Senior Cereal Miller and Consultant Milling Technologist UAE karan_k_singhal@hotmail .com The milling business is essentially …

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Digitalization and innovation in milling

“In a flour mill, with the data of the real-time sensors, you could adjust the pressure of the rollers or send the flour through more cycles to adjust the granulometry, or maybe decide to pass it (or not) through more plansifters or purifiers. The beauty of this is that you don’t have to wait until the product is ready to …

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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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