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    Publisher Milling & Grain
    Year of publication 2016 August

    Medium Digital

    Cereal processes > Animal feed milling
    Repair & construction of mills > Engineers and millwrights


    Scope & contentIf you need further convincing of Christy Turner’s ‘built to last’ reputation, then the company’s recent restoration of one of
    its original E R & F Turner Flaking Mills is an impressive testament to the longevity of their machines

    Manufactured in 1937, the vintage 18 inch flaking mill - the equivalent of an E R & F Turner 460 today - is now back in situ at South Down Feeds in Northern Ireland following a five-week restoration.

    What is more amazing, a large part of the restoration work on the animal feed mill was cosmetic, with around 90 percent of the original machine still intact following the extensive work which involved stripping the machine back to the last nut and bolt.

    “The restoration of our 1937 flaking mill is a great testament to the longevity of our machines,” according to Managing Director Chris Jones, who added that, “It is amazing to see how this machine has stood the test of time, while knowing the lifespan of our modern mills will only get better. Today’s machines - with their modern materials, technology, robust cast and sound construction - are even better equipped to withstand the high forces and vibration inherent in the flaking process.”

    Read about:
    Building upon manufacturing skills and expertise since 1837
    Stripping the machine and restoring it, one area at a time
    E R & F Turner’s historic, and continued, contribution to the world’s milling landscape

    In 2012, Christy Turner, celebrated 175 years of supplying high quality robust and reliable Flaking Mills, Hammer Mills, Pulverizers, and associated plant for the human foods, animal feed, biomass, waste recycling, minerals, chemicals and pharmaceuticals industries around the world.

    Combining years of experience with innovative ideas, the latest design tools and sound engineering, Christy Turner still manufacture its machines on site in Ipswich, where E R & F Turner began its historic journey in 1837.


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