Intelligent mills

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    Publisher Milling & Grain
    Year of publication 2022 July

    Medium Digital

    Cereal processes > Flour milling
    Energy & power > Development of technology


    Scope & contentHelping existing flour mills to utilise & benefit from emerging innovations

    By Sid Jain, Henry Simon Milling, Australia

    Traditionally, flour mills were smaller in size and had a large number of millers and workers, making it easy to make adjustments and ensure the mill was running at optimum efficiency. Most mills are now operating at higher throughputs with fewer millers on site, resulting in a complicated system that must be adjusted to achieve optimal performance with only limited numbers of hands-on-deck.

    Although every milling company strives for the highest extraction rate in their production, maintaining the mills in a balanced and efficient state for an extended period of time is tough to achieve. It is inevitable for us to step into this new era of milling with thousands of sensors and artificial intelligence. Even with these advancements, nothing can replace the necessity for an experienced miller who knows his mill, its flow, and the machinery like the back of his hand.

    New mills with enhanced technology that allows for immense transparency are continuously emerging, but how can older mills utilise and benefit from these new innovations? What technologies can be applied in these factories to help millers get high extraction rates while minimising downtime?

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    An important part of a miller's job
    What is intelligent milling?
    An intelligent milling system
    Efficient, balanced & optimum

    Diagrams of Milling process, Easy mount to existing spouts, Visualization of flour milling and Optimal operation and production loss reduction.


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